Jefferson, Georgia

Jefferson: City in Jackson County, Georgia, United States


Jefferson is a city located in the county of Jackson in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,432 and a population density of 164 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 12,490 inhabitants.

Jefferson is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 9,432 at the 2010 census, up from 3,825 at the 2000 census. As of 2019 the estimated population was 12,032. The city is the county seat of Jackson County.

The first settlers in what would become Jefferson arrived in 1828 and named it "Jacksonborough". That same year, Jacksonborough became the county seat for Jackson County (which was then called Jefferson County). Over time, this resulted in confusion about where exactly "Jefferson" was located—so when a new courthouse was needed in 1851, it was decided to rename the city "Jefferson" to distinguish it from other places named Jacksonboro (Jacksonville being one example). 

It is home to Martin Institute, a private Christian college affiliated with Churches of Christ.

The town was named after Jefferson Davis, who served as President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

Jefferson locator map
Location of Jefferson on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Jefferson

Population : 12,490 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
County : Jackson County
Different from : Jefferson County
Postal code : 30549
Phone Area Codes : 706
Area : 57.54 km2
Altitude : 751 feet / 229 meters
Capital city : Jefferson is capital of Jackson County
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 00:16:38 (23rd September 2023)
Density : 217 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 24.48% (2010-2020)
Weather : 80℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather
Jackson County Georgia Courthouse image
Jackson County Georgia Courthouse
Jackson County Georgia Courthouse image


Jefferson is located at 34°7'1"N 83°34'21"W (34.1170500, -83.5723900).

Jefferson map


Jefferson forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. more


The population of Jefferson increased by 24.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,432 - census
2011 9,574 1.48% estimation process
2012 9,672 1.01% estimation process
2013 9,731 0.61% estimation process
2014 9,887 1.58% estimation process
2015 10,190 2.97% estimation process
2016 10,487 2.83% estimation process
2017 11,205 6.41% estimation process
2018 11,711 4.32% estimation process
2019 12,032 2.67% estimation process
2020 12,490 3.67% estimation process

Jefferson zip code is 30549. County name: Jackson, County fips: 13157

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People born in Jefferson (7)

People born in Jefferson, including Confederate Army officer and politician Hiram Parks Bell, football player Brandon Mosley, country music singer Brantley Gilbert, .


  • Corey Smith (American singer) he was born in 20/07/1977
  • Gustavus Richard Glenn he was born in 05/12/1848
  • Chris Beck (American baseball player) he was born in 04/09/1990
  • James Wagner Alexander (US Classical professor) he was born in 05/05/1914

Schools in Jefferson

College & universities near Jefferson, GA

Code Name City ZIP
485120 New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder Winder (GA) 30680-2130
408862 Georgia Institute of Cosmetology Athens (GA) 30606-3152
139959 University of Georgia Athens (GA) 30602
246813 Athens Technical College Athens (GA) 30601
140243 Lanier Technical College Gainesville (GA) 30507

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Jefferson, GA

Code Name Address Type
GNS Gainesville 116 Industrial Boulevard RAIL
TCA Toccoa 47 North Alexander St. RAIL
ATL Peachtree Station 1688 Peachtree Street, NW RAIL
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Jefferson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Jefferson Post Office Jefferson (GA) 30549

Other places with the same name (19)

Other cities in Jackson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jackson County , GA.

City Name Population Title
Braselton 13,725 Town in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties, Georgia, United States
Commerce 7,328 City in Jackson County, Georgia, United States
Hoschton 2,485 City in Jackson County, Georgia, United States of America
Arcade 2,040 City in Jackson County, Georgia, United States
Nicholson 1,909 City in Jackson County, Georgia, United States
Pendergrass 577 Human settlement in Jackson County, Georgia, United States of America
Talmo 263 Human settlement in Jackson County, Georgia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Jefferson distances to largest Georgia cities