Jefferson, Georgia

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Population in 2022: 15,286 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +299.6%
Males: 8,193  (53.6%)
Females: 7,093  (46.4%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Georgia median age:

37.6 years

Zip codes: 30567.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $97,937 (it was $41,146 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$97,937
GA:

$72,837

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $37,199 (it was $18,456 in 2000)

Jefferson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $363,535 (it was $108,900 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$363,535
GA:

$297,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $323,095; detached houses: $342,052; townhouses or other attached units: $326,470; in 2-unit structures: $559,957; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $856,519; mobile homes: $97,424

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,123.

March 2022 cost of living index in Jefferson: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 9.4%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 8.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jefferson, GA (2022)
    • 10,50471.4%White alone
    • 1,66411.3%Black alone
    • 1,3579.2%Hispanic
    • 3862.6%Two or more races
    • 1651.1%Asian alone
    • 990.7%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson, Georgia as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jefferson is 207 to 1.


Crime rates in Jefferson by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.8)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(46.9)
2
(21.2)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.8)
2
(20.4)
3
(30.1)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
2
(15.6)
2
(13.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(58.6)
4
(42.4)
2
(20.9)
1
(10.4)
1
(10.4)
2
(20.4)
2
(20.1)
4
(38.7)
6
(56.3)
2
(17.6)
2
(16.7)
2
(16.2)
2
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(199.3)
7
(74.2)
9
(94.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(62.3)
10
(102.0)
7
(70.3)
9
(87.0)
10
(93.8)
9
(79.0)
1
(8.3)
6
(48.6)
7
(54.5)
6
(40.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(527.5)
42
(445.3)
39
(408.1)
27
(279.6)
20
(207.5)
31
(316.3)
25
(251.0)
41
(396.5)
44
(412.8)
21
(184.3)
13
(108.2)
21
(170.1)
15
(116.9)
12
(81.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
115
(1,348)
103
(1,092)
116
(1,214)
127
(1,315)
121
(1,255)
125
(1,275)
146
(1,466)
171
(1,654)
121
(1,135)
121
(1,062)
114
(949.1)
122
(987.9)
116
(903.9)
88
(600.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(164.1)
15
(159.0)
11
(115.1)
4
(41.4)
8
(83.0)
5
(51.0)
7
(70.3)
11
(106.4)
10
(93.8)
9
(79.0)
13
(108.2)
11
(89.1)
11
(85.7)
15
(102.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(23.4)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index198.9132.1140.778.6145.1140.5126.0139.2136.289.860.979.694.857.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Jefferson, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 27 (24 officers - 20 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Georgia average:

2.45
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Ancestries: American (14.7%), Irish (8.2%), English (7.7%), European (6.1%), German (6.0%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 19.0 square miles.

Population density: 806 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson, Georgia map

517 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

3.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,532 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,603 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.13 N, Longitude: 83.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,971 (+27.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,309 (43.3%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, GA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, GA in 2022
Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 106 buildings, average cost: $265,600
  • 2021: 190 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2020: 140 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2019: 110 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2018: 99 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2017: 140 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2016: 226 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2015: 78 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2014: 78 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2011: 60 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2007: 154 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2006: 423 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2005: 343 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2004: 415 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2003: 100 buildings, average cost: $125,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, GA residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, GA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.0%
Georgia:

2.9%
Historical population in Jefferson, GA
Historical housing units in Jefferson, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +737 (+23.9%).
Most common industries in Jefferson, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Food (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.4%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Utilities (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Jefferson, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Jefferson, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 98.2. This is worse than average.

City:

98.2
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00281
U.S.:

0.00931

Tornado activity:

Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 33% 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 38% greater 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 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from Jefferson center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 215.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 119.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 121.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson topographic map

Hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, GA)
  • BANKS-JACKSON-COMMERCE NC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, GA)
  • RESTORATION HEALTHCARE OF COMMERCE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, GA)
  • CLASSIC CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CLARK COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ATHENS, 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:

  • University of Georgia (about 18 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 32,679)
  • Athens Technical College (about 18 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 18 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Brenau University (about 18 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 26 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 30 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Piedmont College (about 31 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public high schools in Jefferson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Jefferson:

Private elementary/middle school in Jefferson:

  • JACKSON TRAIL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 46, Location: 371 HOPE HAVEN RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Brantley Gilbert - Country singer, Hiram Parks Bell - Confederate Army officer and american politician.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

ARCADE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2011), St BCA signed (MAR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson:

Marital status in Jefferson, GA
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Jefferson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jefferson, GA (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,63060
Mainline Protestant3,38321
Black Protestant8055
Other5693
Catholic2681
None37,830-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

10.7%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jefferson:

48.1%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Jefferson:

28.9
Georgia:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jefferson:

20.6%
Georgia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.3%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jefferson:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Jefferson:

35.1%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

56.7%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 22$108,042$58,9321$1,650
Parks and Recreation 12$56,811$56,81122$8,865
Water Supply 10$42,234$50,6810$0
Streets and Highways 10$39,015$46,8180$0
Firefighters 6$32,008$64,01624$17,925
Local Libraries 5$18,396$44,1505$5,808
Judicial and Legal 1$3,233$38,7960$0
Correction 1$4,039$48,4680$0
Financial Administration 1$5,313$63,7560$0
Police - Other 1$4,005$48,0600$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$2,733
Totals for Government 69$313,097$54,45264$36,982

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,831,000 ($185.20)
    Sewerage: $2,802,000 ($183.30)
    Police Protection: $2,126,000 ($139.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,928,000 ($126.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,138,000 ($74.45)
    Regular Highways: $884,000 ($57.83)
    Financial Administration: $746,000 ($48.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $588,000 ($38.47)
    Libraries: $373,000 ($24.40)
    Central Staff Services: $279,000 ($18.25)
    General - Other: $141,000 ($9.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,142,000 ($74.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,000 ($0.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $913,000 ($59.73)
    Regular Highways: $253,000 ($16.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000 ($14.59)
    Police Protection: $121,000 ($7.92)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($2.29)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($1.90)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $358,000 ($23.42)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,816,000 ($184.22)
    Other: $1,616,000 ($105.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $818,000 ($53.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $594,000 ($38.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($4.32)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($2.03)
    Other: $21,000 ($1.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,557,000 ($101.86)
    Other: $1,000,000 ($65.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $502,000 ($32.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $330,000 ($21.59)
    Rents: $234,000 ($15.31)
    Sale of Property: $160,000 ($10.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $145,000 ($9.49)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.26)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,953,000 ($127.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $424,000 ($27.74)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $3,448,000 ($225.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,190,000 ($77.85)
    Other License: $728,000 ($47.63)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $590,000 ($38.60)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $226,000 ($14.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $128,000 ($8.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000 ($2.22)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.13)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,292,000 ($2505.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,763,000 ($2339.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,627,000 ($171.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $98,000 ($6.41)

Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,459,000 ($226.29)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,893,000 ($974.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $510,000 ($33.36)
Businesses in Jefferson, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx3U-Haul3
Ford1UPS2
H&R Block1Waffle House2
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1

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)
Jefferson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Jefferson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 538ft / 164mTotal length
  • $158,735,000Total costs
  • 622,954Total average daily traffic
  • 20,280Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Jefferson, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 52010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jefferson, GA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 65. The highest number of reported fires - 157 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Jefferson, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.3%), and Outside Fires (36.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jefferson, GA
    • 50045.3%Structure Fires
    • 40536.7%Outside Fires
    • 17515.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 232.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jefferson, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jefferson, GA
  • 66.6%Electricity
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jefferson, GA
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 9.8%No fuel used


Jefferson compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Jefferson on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Chile (population 500+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
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