Jefferson County, GA

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2022 Population
15,591
0.745% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.494% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
6.66% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,865
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$90,900
2.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson County, GA had a population of 15.6k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $46,865. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson County, GA declined from 15,708 to 15,591, a −0.745% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,238 to $46,865, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (52.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (41.5%), Other (Hispanic) (2%), White (Hispanic) (1.71%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%).

None of the households in Jefferson County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Jefferson County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson County, GA was $90,900, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Jefferson County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson County, GA is home to a population of 15.6k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.2% of Jefferson County, GA residents were born outside of the country (499 people).

In 2022, there were 1.26 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.14k people) in Jefferson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k White (Non-Hispanic) and 312 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Jefferson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, GA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.14k ± 113
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.47k ± 113
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    312 ± 149
4.02%
Hispanic Population
627 people

In 2022, there were 1.26 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.14k people) in Jefferson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k White (Non-Hispanic) and 312 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.02% of the people in Jefferson County, GA are hispanic (627 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
499 people
2.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
430 people

As of 2022, 3.2% of Jefferson County, GA residents (499 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, GA was 2.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    321 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    278 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    188 ± 127

Jefferson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, GA employs 6.24k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, GA are Manufacturing (1,215 people), Transportation & Warehousing (892 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($145,170), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,313), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,118).

Occupations

6.24k
2022 Value
± 582
0.112%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, GA grew at a rate of 0.112%, from 6.24k employees to 6.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, GA, are Production Occupations (885 people), Management Occupations (641 people), and Transportation Occupations (587 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.24k
2022 Value
± 582
0.112%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, GA grew at a rate of 0.112%, from 6.24k employees to 6.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,215 people), Transportation & Warehousing (892 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,894
Median earning men ± $7,562
$33,224
Median earning women ± $2,417

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,705), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,316), and Public Administration ($50,057).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,794), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,189), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,964).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 98
    Manufacturing
  2. 75
    Retail Trade
  3. 72
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.576%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, GA was $90,900 in 2022, which is 0.322 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $88,800 to $90,900, a 2.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, GA is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson County, GA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, GA is $46,865. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $55,735, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $47,639 and $46,719.

Property

$90,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,534
$3,904
Median Property Taxes
±$361

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Jefferson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $55,735, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $47,639 and $46,719.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,865
Median Household Income
± $4,692
5.83k
Number of Households
± 516

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.83k households in Jefferson County, GA grew to $46,865 from the previous year's value of $42,238.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (15.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.9%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Jefferson County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.9%) and those who worked at home (1.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, GA have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.21% of the workforce in Jefferson County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, GA (2.93k out of 15.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.5% of the population of Jefferson County, GA has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
28.4%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, GA grew by 8.2% from 15.2% to 16.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Jefferson County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.2% in Jefferson County, GA.

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