Overview for Jackson, GA

12,727 people live in Jackson, where the median age is 33.4 and the average individual income is $35,700. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33.4 years

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If you’re looking for a charming, small town with plenty of historic homes, Jackson, Georgia is the perfect place for you. This quaint community is full of friendly people and is just a short drive from Atlanta. Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, Jackson has something for everyone. Come see why this town is one of Georgia’s hidden gems.
In downtown Jackson, Georgia they are known for their historic homes, big city amenities, and have that southern charm known in Georgia all around. In Jackson Square, there are coffee houses, brunch, and family owned restaurants. The downtown square is a cute browsing place for one to enjoy the scenery of the quaint town. Some family owned restaurants in downtown Jackson are Buckner’s Family Restaurant (1168 Bucksnort Road, Jackson, GA 30233).  Buckners is known for their famous fried chicken and has a different daily menu Thursday through Sunday. A second restaurant that is family owned and popular in Jackson, is Jimmy’s Steak and Seafood (237 S Mulberry St, Jackson, GA 30233). Jimmy’s  serves everything from steak, pasta, seafood, to good ‘ol southern comfort food.
For the outdoor enthusiast,  there are various hiking trails all around Jackson,  Lake Jackson, and  the Creeks Recreational Trail system which has mountain biking trails, tours, and cycling.
Along with food and outdoor activities,  Jackson is known to many historic buildings, artifacts, and museums. Some historic markers in Jackson are The Governor’s mansion, Jackson House, and more. Jackson, Georgia is a great place to visit and call home, always offering the best southern hospitality and of course, sweet tea!

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Demographics and Employment Data for Jackson, GA

Jackson has 3,988 households, with an average household size of 3.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jackson do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,727 people call Jackson home. The population density is 564.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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53.31 / 46.69%

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Schools in Jackson, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Jackson. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Jefferson Elementary School
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Jefferson Middle School
6th - 8th
Jackson County Comprehensive High School
9th - 12th
Jefferson Academy
3rd - 5th

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