Jackson County is located in northern Georgia. The County Seat is Jefferson and the largest city is Jefferson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 61,870 and the 2010 census population was 60,485. The land area is 339.66 square miles and there are 178.1 persons per square mile.
89.1% of the population is White, 7.1% is Black or African American, 6.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 81.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $161,300, there are 21,293 households, an average of 2.81 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,247, the median household income is $53,179, and 15.9% of the persons in Jackson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,073. Retail sales (in $1000) were $559,370, and sales per capita were $9,365. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.1%.
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