Georgia Jasper County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 10, 1807

Population: 11,426

Total Area: 370.5 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Monticello (County Seat)

• Shady Dale

Jasper County was created in 1807 from a part of Baldwin County. Georgia’s 34th county was named for Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero who died trying to retrieve a flag during the siege of Savannah.

Monticello, the county seat, was named for Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia, mainly due to the large number of Virginian transplants in the area.

Parts of Lake Jackson and the Oconee National Forest are located in Jasper County.

There are several homes in the county on the National Register of Historic Places including the Hitchcock-Roberts Home (circa 1817), the Jordan-Bellew House (circa 1838), and Reese Hall (circa 1820).

Two notable people are claimed by the county. Benjamin Harvey Hill was both a U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator. He also served in the Confederate Senate and was a staunch supporter of Jefferson Davis. Monticello is also home of country music star Trisha Yearwood.

Jasper County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 370.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 37.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 98.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 27.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.72 persons compared to an average family size of 3.14 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $35,891. Per capita income grew by 2.4% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 13,953 Covered Employment 2,341
Growth (%) since 1990 65.1% Average wage per job $28,537
Households (2000) 4,175 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 24.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,481 Average wage per job $35,891
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,998 Average wage per job $41,745
Median Household Income (2008) $42,849 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 15.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 69.7 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.8%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.5 Average wage per job $37,209

1. JASPER County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 14477 Ga Highway 11 N, Monticello, GA 31064
Phone: (706) 468-5026
County: Jasper County
Enrollment: 598
Grades: 9-12

2. JASPER County
Address: 1289 College St, Monticello, GA 31064
Phone: (706) 468-2227
County: Jasper County
Enrollment: 489
Grades: 6-8

3. JASPER County
Address: 495 Ga Highway 212 W, Monticello, GA 31064
Phone: (706) 468-4968
County: Jasper County
Enrollment: 641
Grades: PK-2

Address: 721 Ga Highway 212 W, Monticello, GA 31064
Phone: (706) 468-6284
County: Jasper County
Enrollment: 461
Grades: 3-5

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