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Jefferson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson had a population of 10,370 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 34.1355 and longitude -83.6016 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The City of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 2404795) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jefferson is located within Jefferson Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jefferson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Jackson Court House, Jeffersonton, Jeffersonville, Thomocoggan.

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Jefferson, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,370
Daytime Population: Workers 8,678
Daytime Population: Residents 5,411
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 10,305
Population in Familes 9,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 479
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $49,372
Average Household Income $68,914
Per Capita Income $24,206


Total Housing Units 3,974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,665 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 951 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $172,191
Average Home Value $198,518


Total Households 3,615
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 2,751
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.34% 2.14%
Households 1.16% 2.01%
Families 1.17% 1.91%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Jefferson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 102 84th
Population Density # 347 45th
Diversity Index # 444 29th
Median Household Income # 161 74th
Per Capita Income # 158 75th

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