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The 2000 Census showed that Jefferson County had a population of 17,266 people. This represented 0.21% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 92nd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jefferson had a population of 16,478 people. This is a decrease of 4.56% since the 2000 Census.

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
201016,930-1.95%+2.74% since 2009
200916,478-4.56%+0.42% since 2008
200816,409-4.96%+0.15% since 2007
200716,385-5.1%-0.79% since 2006
200616,515-4.35%-0.6% since 2005
200516,614-3.78%-0.82% since 2004
200416,752-2.98%-0.52% since 2003
200316,840-2.47%-0.94% since 2002
200216,999-1.55%-0.47% since 2001
200117,080-1.08%-1.08% since 2000
200017,266The Last Census

Jefferson County had 7,221 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jefferson County has a total area<3> of 529 square miles [1,371 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.91 square miles [4.94 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jefferson County had a population density of 32.72 people per square mile [12.63 people/km²], making it the state's 119th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Jefferson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jefferson and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Jefferson County QuickFact (QF-13163).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Jefferson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BurkeQF-13033   E22,79722,2432.49%
EmanuelQF-13107   S23,07521,8375.67%
GlascockQF-13125   NW2,8012,5569.59%
JohnsonQF-13167   SW9,3008,5608.64%
McDuffieQF-13189   N21,86221,2312.97%
WarrenQF-13301   NW5,7556,336-9.17%
WashingtonQF-13303   W20,87921,176-1.4%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Jefferson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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