Jefferson, GA
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Jefferson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 10,195 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jefferson is the 92nd largest community in Georgia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Jefferson, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Jefferson, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Jefferson’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Jefferson does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $52,794.00.

Jefferson real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Jefferson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jefferson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in office and administrative support (14.01%), sales jobs (12.59%), and management occupations (11.01%).

Jefferson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Jefferson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Jefferson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jefferson, the average commute to work is 32.18 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small city, Jefferson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Jefferson overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Jefferson, 24.84% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jefferson in 2010 was $24,318, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,272 for a family of four. However, Jefferson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jefferson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jefferson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jefferson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson include German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.