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Population in 2012: 9,601 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: +151.0%
Males: 4,555  (47.5%)
Females: 5,046  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  33.4 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30567.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,758 (it was $41,146 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$47,758
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,105

Jefferson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,759 (it was $108,900 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$147,759
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $201,888; Detached houses: $212,354; In 2-unit structures: $162,800; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,800; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,334; Mobile homes: $87,485

Median gross rent in 2012: $668.

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  • White alone - 7,226 (77.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,356 (14.6%)
  • Hispanic - 395 (4.2%)
  • Asian alone - 129 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 96 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 82 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.1%)

Races in Jefferson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jefferson: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.3%), English (9.1%), Irish (8.8%), German (8.4%), Norwegian (2.2%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 19.0 square miles.

Population density: 506 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

439 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America).

This city:  4.7%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson, Georgia as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Jefferson to the number of sex offenders is 259 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,240 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,205 (0.9%)

Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (16.8 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (53.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (578.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Arcade, GA (2.0 miles ), Pendergrass, GA (2.4 miles ), West Jackson, GA (2.8 miles) , Talmo, GA (2.9 miles ), Maysville, GA (3.0 miles ), Commerce, GA (3.0 miles ), Nicholson, GA (3.0 miles ), Hoschton, GA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 100 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2004: 415 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2005: 343 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2006: 423 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2007: 154 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2011: 60 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $220,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.13 N, Longitude: 83.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +274 (+2.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,080 (27.7%)

Area code: 706

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Crime rates in Jefferson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 330
per 100,000 76.675.00.0
Assaults 102229
per 100,000 255.3550.1682.0
Burglaries 444734
per 100,000 1123.31175.3799.6
Thefts 199127107
per 100,000 5080.43175.82516.5
Auto thefts 191910
per 100,000 485.1475.1235.2
Arson 00N/A
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 324.7) 400.7385.6316.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Jefferson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Georgia average:

2.77

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Jefferson, Georgia accommodation, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +737 (+23.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Jefferson city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 17.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 65 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from Jefferson center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Jefferson center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Brantley Gilbert - Country singer, Hiram Parks Bell - Confederate Army officer and american politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Jefferson:

  • CRYSTLE SPRINGS NSG HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, GA)
  • HILL HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, GA)
  • NORTHRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Jefferson, GA

Airports located in Jefferson:

Amtrak station near Jefferson:

  • 18 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • Athens Technical College (about 18 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • Gainesville State College (about 18 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 6,068)
  • University of Georgia (about 18 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 31,017)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 26 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,051)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 30 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,066)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 36 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 46 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,202)

Public high schools in Jefferson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Jefferson:

Private elementary/middle school in Jefferson:

  • JACKSON TRAIL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 371 HOPE HAVEN RD; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Jefferson, School District: JACKSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Notable locations in Jefferson: Jefferson Fire Department (A), Jefferson Public Library (B), Jefferson City Hall (C), Jackson County Courthouse (D), Jackson County Administration Building (E), Crawford W Long Medical Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson include: First Christian Church (A), First Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Faith Church (E), Victory Church (F), Academy Missionary Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Academy Cemetery (1), Faith Cemetery (2), New Salem Cemetery (3), Woodbine-Jefferson City Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Factory Pond (A), Jefferson City Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walnut Creek (A), Holders Creek (B), Pond Fork (C), Opossum Creek (D), Allen Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jackson County Historical Society (Museums; Centre W Long Museum) (1), Crawford W Long Museum - Museum Historical Society (28 College Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Comfort Inn Jefferson (4880 US 129 North) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone  Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.0. This is about average.
City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 4.72. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.72
U.S.:

14.55
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00248. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00248
U.S.:

0.06353

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson and their reported violations in the past:

REDD HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-1998), St Boil Water Order (AUG-06-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-1999 and JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-1998)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 9.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.1%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jefferson, GA

2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
41 people in other group homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Jefferson compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Jefferson (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Jefferson Ga Rdt Branch at 65 Gordon Street, branch established on 2009/07/01; Jefferson Branch at 15 Lee Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SCBT National Association: Jefferson Main Banking Center at 71 Memorial Drive, branch established on 1998/04/13. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Hamilton State Bank: Jefferson Branch at 1596 Washington Street, branch established on 1979/05/03. Info updated 2012/01/23: Bank assets: $909.1 mil, Deposits: $727.5 mil, headquarters in Hoschton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Northeast Georgia Bank: Jefferson Branch at 1775 Old Pendergrass Road, branch established on 2007/12/10. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $417.3 mil, Deposits: $375.1 mil, headquarters in Lavonia, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Bankshares, Inc.
  • CertusBank, National Association: Jefferson Branch at 1465 Old Swimming Pool Road, branch established on 2006/06/19. Info updated 2011/05/23: Bank assets: $1,817.6 mil, Deposits: $1,457.3 mil, headquarters in Easley, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 36 total offices, Holding Company: Certusholdings, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Jefferson Branch at 135 Sycamore Street, branch established on 1941/08/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Mountain Valley Community Bank: Jefferson Branch at 1420 Winder Highway, branch established on 2007/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $138.9 mil, Deposits: $116.5 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Jefferson travel time to work - commute


Jefferson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Jefferson city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.23%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents60.3%18.8%8.3%3.0%2.4%
Congregations44.4%22.2%6.3%6.3%1.6%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian and Missionary AllianceCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.8%0.7%0.9%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%3.2%9.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Jackson County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jackson County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Jackson County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

26.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$20,462$49,1090$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,679
Police Protection - Officers 23$78,070$40,7320$0
Police - Other 3$6,834$27,3360$0
Firefighters 0$0 33$10,475
Streets and Highways 7$15,125$25,9290$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,241$26,8920$0
Sewerage 3$10,448$41,7920$0
Parks and Recreation 6$16,458$32,9160$0
Water Supply 9$25,684$34,2451$992
Local Libraries 2$4,606$27,6365$3,840
Other and Unallocable 9$24,546$32,7283$1,971
Totals for Government 68$204,474$36,08448$18,957

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,550,000 ($265.60)
    Sewerage: $1,700,000 ($177.06)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,739,000 ($181.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,668,000 ($173.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,410,000 ($146.86)
    Sewerage: $1,112,000 ($115.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $996,000 ($103.74)
    Regular Highways: $574,000 ($59.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $513,000 ($53.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $437,000 ($45.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $316,000 ($32.91)
    Libraries: $132,000 ($13.75)
    General - Other: $74,000 ($7.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $422,000 ($43.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,048,000 ($317.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $439,000 ($45.72)
    Water Utilities: $389,000 ($40.52)
    Regular Highways: $329,000 ($34.27)
    Sewerage: $259,000 ($26.98)
    Central Staff Services: $191,000 ($19.89)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($6.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $28,000 ($2.92)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($2.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,778,000 ($289.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $393,000 ($40.93)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,824,000 ($189.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $352,000 ($36.66)
    All Other: $76,000 ($7.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($7.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,039,000 ($108.22)
    General Local Government Support: $921,000 ($95.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $642,000 ($66.87)
    General Revenue, NEC: $479,000 ($49.89)
    Interest Earnings: $115,000 ($11.98)
    Rents: $45,000 ($4.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,736,000 ($284.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $83,000 ($8.64)
  • Tax - Property: $5,116,000 ($532.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,446,000 ($150.61)
    Other License: $513,000 ($53.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $242,000 ($25.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $174,000 ($18.12)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $135,000 ($14.06)
    Public Utility License: $114,000 ($11.87)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,468,000 ($2444.33)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,370,000 ($2121.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,724,000 ($492.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,626,000 ($169.36)

Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,484,000 ($362.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,000 ($5.62)

13.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.65%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gwinnett County, GA  3.56% ($60,998 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  1.63% ($43,380)
from Barrow County, GA  0.90% ($45,780)


8.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Barrow County, GA  0.98% ($31,638 average AGI)
to Hall County, GA  0.98% ($34,221)
to Clarke County, GA  0.95% ($22,277)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WMSL (88.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: PRINCE AVENUE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WLKQ-FM (102.3 FM; BUFORD, GA; Owner: LAKE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFW (89.5 FM; WINDER, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WUGA (91.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUOG (90.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA)
  • W250AC (97.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W203BK (88.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W42AO (Channel 42; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY TV)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 32
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Jefferson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $820,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,470
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 24,705


Businesses in Jefferson, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx3U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS2
KFC1Waffle House2
Kroger1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Jefferson on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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  • Thomas L. Schuman (8)
  • Jason Duffy (5)
  • Winford Terry Liles (2)
  • Perry Linz (2)
  • Harri Mikael Salonvaara (2)
  • James R. Metheny (2)
  • David Ray Hurst (1)
  • Wayne Robert Thomas (1)
  • Chris Ruis (1)
  • Andrew P Scott (1)

Total of 38 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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