kids encyclopedia robot

Jeffersonville, Georgia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Jeffersonville, Georgia
City
Twiggs County Courthouse (built 1903), Jeffersonville, Georgia
Twiggs County Courthouse (built 1903), Jeffersonville, Georgia
Location in Twiggs County and the state of Georgia
Location in Twiggs County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Twiggs
Area
 • Total 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 518 ft (158 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,035
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31044
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-42100
GNIS feature ID 0356333

The city of Jeffersonville is the county seat of Twiggs County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census, down from 1,209 at the 2000 census.

Jeffersonville is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The city was named after President Thomas Jefferson, or, according to another source, the Jefferson family of settlers.

Geography

Jeffersonville is located at 32°41′2″N 83°20′23″W / 32.68389°N 83.33972°W / 32.68389; -83.33972 (32.683982, -83.339683).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 156
1910 740
1920 842 13.8%
1930 692 −17.8%
1940 804 16.2%
1950 787 −2.1%
1960 1,013 28.7%
1970 1,302 28.5%
1980 1,473 13.1%
1990 1,545 4.9%
2000 1,209 −21.7%
2010 1,035 −14.4%
Est. 2015 1,050 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 436 households, and 320 families residing in the city. The population density was 328.8 people per square mile (126.8/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 134.9 per square mile (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 36.72% White, 62.37% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.73% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,722 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,021. About 17.4% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

kids search engine
Jeffersonville, Georgia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.