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Jackson County, Georgia

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Jackson County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,485.[1] The county seat is Jefferson.

Government Offices

Jackson County Government


The county has a total area of 343 square miles (890 km2), of which 340 square miles (880 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Protected areas


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,485 people, 21,343 households, and 16,479 families living in the county. The population density was 178.1 inhabitants per square mile (68.8/km2).

The racial makeup of the county was 86.8% white, 6.8% black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.2% of the population.

Of the 21,343 households, 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.8% were non-families, and 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18. The median age was 37.1 years.[17]

The median income for a household in the county was $51,506 and the median income for a family was $58,239. Males had a median income of $43,906 versus $33,248 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,473. About 11.7% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Cities /Towns


National Historic Places

Braselton Historic District Commerce Commercial Historic District Governor L. G. Hardman House (Commerce)
Hillcrest-Allen Clinic and Hospital (Hoschton) Holder Plantation (Jefferson) Hoschton Depot
Old Jackson County Courthouse (Jefferson) Jefferson Historic District Oak Avenue Historic District(Jefferson)
Paradise Cemetery (Jefferson) Seaborn M. Shankle House (Commerce) Shields-Etheridge Farm
Talmo Historic District Williamson-Maley-Turner Farm (Jefferson)


County Resources



See the Jackson County Cemetery Category for listing.


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