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Jefferson County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2019: 15,938 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 17,266 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,227
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,047
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,574
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,967 (it was 1,765 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

34%

Land area: 528 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.1%), Educational, health and social services (22.2%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, GA (2019)
    • 8,56053.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,58041.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6304.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 960.6%Two or more races
    • 520.3%Asian alone
    • 230.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years
Males: 7,682  (48.2%)
Females: 8,256  (51.8%)
Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,840 ($26,120 in 1999)
This county:

$35,840
Georgia:

$61,980

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $349 (lower quartile is $205, upper quartile is $524)
This county:

$349
State:

$857


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,416 (it was $45,600 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$83,416
Georgia:

$202,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,894 - $152,490
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,009
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 460

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 18
Jefferson County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 34 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2007: 40 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2018: 17 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, GA residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,174 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $714 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, GA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, GA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.7%
Jefferson County:

21.7%
Georgia:

13.3%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 23.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.5 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 42.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.9 years old, Black residents: 37.1 years old, American Indian residents: 21.8 years old, Asian residents: 49.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.3 years old, Other race residents: 33.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $365 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.

Cities in this county include: Louisville, Wrens, Wadley, Stapleton, Bartow, Avera, Matthews.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Bossier Parish, Louisiana , Holmes County, Mississippi , Henry County , Talbot County , Taliaferro County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Georgia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year in Jefferson, GA
County total employment by year in Jefferson, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Jefferson, GA

Current college students: 366
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 361 (46.6% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

2.3%
Whole state:

10.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 682010 or later
  • 922000 to 2009
  • 821990 to 1999
  • 171980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 25Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.8%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,421
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 418
  • 3 or 4: 214
  • 5 to 9: 154
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • 20 or more: 15
  • Mobile homes: 2,132
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 1,565 (34 second mortgage, 70 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,185

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,78635
Black Protestant3,57920
Mainline Protestant1,66817
Catholic601
Other51
None5,832-
Jefferson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Jefferson County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Jefferson County:

9.14 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

14.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

35.6%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 354 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,779
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $566.58
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.63%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,765
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,431
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.40%
Corn for grain: 7205 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10366 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 17446 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8190 harvested acres
Vegetables: 209 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,678 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 13% 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 56.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 132.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 209.9 miles away from the county 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 248.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Hurricane Michael, Incident Period: October 9, 2018 - October 23, 2018, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4400-GA: October 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4400, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 11, 2008 to May 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1761: May 23, 2008, FEMA Id: 1761, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to March 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1750: March 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1750, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-880: October 19, 1990, FEMA Id: 880, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,055 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 697 (13.5%)
  • Bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 4 (0.1%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 189 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 160 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (63%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Sierra Leone (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Switzerland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • American (9%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • German (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 187 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 174 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 179 people in state prisons
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,646.

4.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.36% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($21,557 average AGI)
0.81% relocated from other states ($5,540 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.81%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richmond County, GA  0.91% ($24,115 average AGI)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.90% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($25,053 average AGI)
0.73% relocated to other states ($6,683 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.73%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richmond County, GA  1.08% ($25,065 average AGI)
to Columbia County, GA  0.42% ($45,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,200 (2,411 aged, 789 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 466 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (237)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (145)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (114)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (57)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (57)
  • Unspecified dementia (39)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (32)
  • Cardiovascular disease, unspecified (30)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (27)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (25)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,449
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 219
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,769

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,365
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,028
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,938
  • Male householders: 2,739 (825 living alone), Female householders: 3,065 (1,014 living alone)
  • 2,252 spouses (2,231 opposite-sex spouses), 271 unmarried partners, (271 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,031 children (4,666 natural, 172 adopted, 197 stepchildren), 803 grandchildren, 193 brothers or sisters, 257 parents, 8 foster children, 354 other relatives, 440 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 543

Size of family households: 1,713 2-persons, 827 3-persons, 702 4-persons, 331 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,839 1-person, 316 2-persons, 20 3-persons.

1,248 married couples with children.
1,684 single-parent households (297 men, 1,387 women).

95.3% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 66% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $141,453,000 ($8,378 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,380,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,801,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,406,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,552,000
Federal grants: $59,723,000
Federal procurement contracts: $597,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,374,000 ($73,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,802,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,434,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,534,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,579
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,066
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -836
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.84 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.6

Year house built in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • 1052014 or later
  • 1712010 to 2013
  • 8102000 to 2009
  • 1,2281990 to 1999
  • 1,0171980 to 1989
  • 1,2791970 to 1979
  • 1,0091960 to 1969
  • 5841950 to 1959
  • 2321940 to 1949
  • 8721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 563 rooms
  • 2994 rooms
  • 9985 rooms
  • 9566 rooms
  • 6177 rooms
  • 4258 rooms
  • 3469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • 391 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 2883 rooms
  • 7024 rooms
  • 4085 rooms
  • 3166 rooms
  • 2167 rooms
  • 358 rooms
  • 449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • 7no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 6522 bedrooms
  • 2,2823 bedrooms
  • 6784 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Georgia
  • 39no bedroom
  • 2171 bedroom
  • 1,0122 bedrooms
  • 6043 bedrooms
  • 2044 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 198no vehicle
  • 1,0891 vehicle
  • 1,2002 vehicles
  • 8253 vehicles
  • 2724 vehicles
  • 1455+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 568no vehicle
  • 9331 vehicle
  • 4332 vehicles
  • 973 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

87.6% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Georgia.

Jefferson County:

87.6%
State average:

84.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,542
  • Other state: 1,908
  • Northeast: 614
  • Midwest: 316
  • South: 920
  • West: 62
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 20.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.1%Electricity
  • 13.5%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 103
Here:

6.1%
Georgia:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 90
Here:

10.2%
Georgia:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

13.0%
Georgia:

17.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,069,000
    Solid Waste Management: $702,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,699,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,146,000
    General - Other: $1,608,000
    Health - Other: $1,436,000
    Police Protection: $1,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,029,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,028,000
    Financial Administration: $968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $146,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $180,000
    Other: $55,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,890,000
    Other - Hospitals: $750,000
    Other - Health - Other: $153,000
    Other - Libraries: $151,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $93,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $470,000
    Sale of Property: $176,000
    General Revenue - Other: $124,000
    Rents: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $918,000
    Police Protection: $135,000
    General - Other: $117,000
    Financial Administration: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,169,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $967,000
    Public Welfare: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,662,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $515,000
    Other License: $72,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,069,000
    Solid Waste Management: $702,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,699,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,146,000
    General - Other: $1,608,000
    Health - Other: $1,436,000
    Police Protection: $1,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,029,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,028,000
    Financial Administration: $968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $146,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $180,000
    Other: $55,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,890,000
    Other - Hospitals: $750,000
    Other - Health - Other: $153,000
    Other - Libraries: $151,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $93,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $470,000
    Sale of Property: $176,000
    General Revenue - Other: $124,000
    Rents: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $918,000
    Police Protection: $135,000
    General - Other: $117,000
    Financial Administration: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,169,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $967,000
    Public Welfare: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,662,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $515,000
    Other License: $72,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,069,000
    Solid Waste Management: $702,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,699,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,146,000
    General - Other: $1,608,000
    Health - Other: $1,436,000
    Police Protection: $1,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,029,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,028,000
    Financial Administration: $968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $146,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $180,000
    Other: $55,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,890,000
    Other - Hospitals: $750,000
    Other - Health - Other: $153,000
    Other - Libraries: $151,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $93,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $470,000
    Sale of Property: $176,000
    General Revenue - Other: $124,000
    Rents: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $918,000
    Police Protection: $135,000
    General - Other: $117,000
    Financial Administration: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,169,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $967,000
    Public Welfare: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,662,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $515,000
    Other License: $72,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,069,000
    Solid Waste Management: $702,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,699,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,146,000
    General - Other: $1,608,000
    Health - Other: $1,436,000
    Police Protection: $1,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,029,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,028,000
    Financial Administration: $968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $376,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Libraries: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $146,000
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $180,000
    Other: $55,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,890,000
    Other - Hospitals: $750,000
    Other - Health - Other: $153,000
    Other - Libraries: $151,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $93,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $470,000
    Sale of Property: $176,000
    General Revenue - Other: $124,000
    Rents: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $918,000
    Police Protection: $135,000
    General - Other: $117,000
    Financial Administration: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,169,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $967,000
    Public Welfare: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,662,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $515,000
    Other License: $72,000
    Other: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,098
  • Number of aged recipients: 168
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 930
  • Number of recipients under 18: 197
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 595
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 306
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 440
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 460
Most common first names in Jefferson County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie17172.1 years
James15969.9 years
John14973.1 years
Mary14778.0 years
Robert12370.9 years
William11571.4 years
Annie8979.1 years
George8573.4 years
Charlie6371.4 years
Mattie6279.5 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15375.0 years
Brown13971.9 years
Williams10874.2 years
Jackson9172.8 years
Johnson8476.7 years
Davis8274.4 years
Jones7777.1 years
Jordan7173.3 years
Gibbons7173.9 years
Walker6772.0 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Ethan Allen1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS1
KFC1YMCA1
McDonald's2