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Time Zone: Jackson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Jefferson is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded in 1796 and was created by taking area from FranklinCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 63,544 people. This is an increase of 52.79% since the last Census (which gave a population of 41,589 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 0.51% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 44th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201060,485+45.44%-4.81% since 2009
200963,544+52.79%+2.12% since 2008
200862,224+49.62%+4.18% since 2007
200041,589The Last Census

More information can be found on the Jackson County Census Page for Jackson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Jackson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jackson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jefferson   7,9173,825107% increase  
Commerce   6,5745,29224.23% increase  
Nicholson   2,1381,24771.5% increase  
Arcade   1,9381,64317.95% increase  
Hoschton   1,6601,07055.1% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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