Jefferson County is located in eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Louisville and the largest city is Wadley. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jeffersoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,272 and the 2010 census population was 16,930. The land area is 526.49 square miles and there are 32.2 persons per square mile.
44.3% of the population is White, 54.1% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 73.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $67,200, there are 6,220 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $14,757, the median household income is $26,968, and 31.5% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,266. Retail sales (in $1000) were $129,391, and sales per capita were $7,897. The percentage of black-owned firms is 31.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.6%.
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