Jefferson, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
70,467
3.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.4
0.787% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.35%
17.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,307
4.47% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$210,100
10.8% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Jefferson, GA had a population of 70.5k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $68,307. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson, GA grew from 67,885 to 70,467, a 3.8% increase and its median household income grew from $65,385 to $68,307, a 4.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.89%), White (Hispanic) (4.37%), Other (Hispanic) (2.34%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.16%).

None of the households in Jefferson, 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.

97.8% of the residents in Jefferson, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson, GA was $210,100, and the homeownership rate was 79%.

Most people in Jefferson, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jefferson, GA is home to a population of 70.5k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.77% of Jefferson, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.36k people).

In 2020, there were 11.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57k people) in Jefferson, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.8% of Jefferson, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57k ± 123
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.85k ± 221
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.08k ± 684
8.1%
Hispanic Population
5.71k people

In 2020, there were 11.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57k people) in Jefferson, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.1% of the people in Jefferson, GA are hispanic (5.71k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.77%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.36k people
5.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.62k people

As of 2020, 4.77% of Jefferson, GA residents (3.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson, GA was 5.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,267 ± 251
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,000 ± 233
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    672 ± 227

Jefferson, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Jefferson, GA employs 33.3k people. The largest industries in Jefferson, GA are Manufacturing (4,952 people), Retail Trade (4,531 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,695 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,284), Utilities ($67,917), and Finance & Insurance ($60,417).

Occupations

33.3k
2020 Value
± 1,482
7.05%
1 Year growth
± 5.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson, GA grew at a rate of 7.05%, from 31.1k employees to 33.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,255 people), Management Occupations (3,491 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,213 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

33.3k
2020 Value
± 1,482
7.05%
1 Year growth
± 5.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson, GA grew at a rate of 7.05%, from 31.1k employees to 33.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson, GA, are Manufacturing (4,952 people), Retail Trade (4,531 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,695 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson, GA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson, 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

$47,490
Median earning men ± $3,390
$31,630
Median earning women ± $1,125

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,364), Information ($66,250), and Manufacturing ($53,775).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,227), Wholesale Trade ($43,750), and Public Administration ($43,412).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 356
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 318
    Manufacturing
  3. 287
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Jefferson, GA was $210,100 in 2020, which is 0.914 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $189,700 to $210,100, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson, GA is 79%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson, GA have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson, GA is $68,307. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,834, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $95,064 and $93,777.

Property

$210,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,558
$19,171
Median Property Taxes
±$1,009

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, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Jefferson, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79%
Homeownership
2020
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 79% of the housing units in Jefferson, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,834, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $95,064 and $93,777.

The following map shows all of the counties in Jefferson, 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.
$68,307
Median Household Income
± $3,418
24.3k
Number of Households
± 1,224

In 2020, the median household income of the 24.3k households in Jefferson, GA grew to $68,307 from the previous year's value of $65,385.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.33%)

In 2020, 82.8% of workers in Jefferson, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.36%) and those who worked at home (6.33%).

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

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson, GA have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% of the workforce in Jefferson, 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, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson, GA (6.5k out of 69.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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89.2% of the population of Jefferson, GA has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.84% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1508 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 691 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,508 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,508 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,528 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
50.2%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson, GA declined by 8.2% from 11.8% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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