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Jefferson County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 526.5 square miles
Population Density 32.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,320
Population change -3.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24.1%
65 and over 16.5%
Females 51.6%
White 44.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.2
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 54.1%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 74%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 8.8%
Veterans 1,109
Households and Housing
Households 6,220
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 85%
Median household income $26,968
The per capita income $14,757
Live below the poverty line. 31.5%
housing units 7,211
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $67,200
Residents owning their homes. 65.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,266
Women-owned firms 27.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 31.8%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $129,391
Retail sales per capita $7,897
Manufacturers shipments $303,595
Merchant wholesaler sales $127,174