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With a population of 60,485 by the 2010 census Jackson County is among the District’s southern border of larger population centers. Jefferson is the county seat.  The county Democratic Committee is an enduring presence promoting progressive values and contributing to the community.

Chair: Anthony Garner
Meetings:  3rd Thur. 6:00-8:00 PM, Jefferson Club House, 302 Longview Drive, Jefferson 30549
Email:  garnersr58@gmail.com
F
ace Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/jcdcga/ 

The 2016 Vote: 
http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/Jackson/64070/183312/en/summary.html

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Demographics: As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,485 people, 21,343 households, and 16,479 families residing in the county.The population density was 178.1 inhabitants per square mile (68.8/km2). There were 23,752 housing units at an average density of 69.9 per square mile (27.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 86.8% white, 6.8% black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.2% of the population .. The median income for a household in the county was $51,506 and the median income for a family was $58,239 ” More on Wikipedia

History:  Most of the first non-Native American settlers were Veterans of the American Revolution coming  from Effingham County in 1786 a time the county was still a part of Franklin County. Created as a new county in 1796  Jackson was named for  Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel, Congressman, Senator and Governor James Jackson.

In 1801, the Georgia General Assembly granted 40,000 acres (160 km2) of land in Jackson County for a state college.Originally named Franklin College it became known as the University of Georgia and the site was within the year ceded to Clarke County  Cooksey, Elizabeth B. “Jackson County.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 07 December 2016. Web. 19 May 2017.

The origins of Jefferson the county seat extend back into the early history of the state.  Perhaps the more widely known outside the region is the small city of Commerce, aptly named,  which has throughout its history benefitted as a shopping and transportation center.   It roots extend back to the Native American days to settlement on the trading route, the Lacoda Trail.   Securing a rerouting of Interstate 85 in the late 1950s secured a place for its textile outlet and other shops that secured its future as it a shopping destination.   Cooksey, Elizabeth B. “Jackson County.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 07 December 2016. Web. 19 May 2017.