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Overview

Introduction to Jesup, States

Located in Wayne county, Jesup, Georgia is 57 miles SW of Savannah, Georgia (center to center) and 89 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida.

Jesup History

Jesup was formed in the year 1870. It became the county seat of Wayne county in the year 1873. It is said that the community derived its name from General Thomas S. Jesup, an American Indian War hero. However, according to other sources, the city was named in honor of Morris K Jesup, a railroad financier from New York, who had saved the railroad from possible bankruptcy. Jesup was formed at the intersection of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad, and the Macon and Brunswick Railroad. The first post office was founded in the year 1871. In 1872, the first church of Jesup was organized.

Jesup and nearby Attractions

  • Sapelo Island National Estuarine Sanctuary
  • Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum
  • Laura S. Walker State Park
  • Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum
  • Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
  • Pierce county Heritage Museum & Depot

Things To Do In Jesup

Museums in the area include the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, Okefenokee Heritage Center, Jekyll Island Museum, Seabrook Village, and Pierce County Heritage Museum & Depot. The McMillen Market Square Shopping Center is located in the community. There are many churches in the area such as the First Presbyterian Church, Bennett Union Baptist Church, Church of God and Calvary Baptist Church. The Hal Richardson Recreation Center, Bill Morris Recreation Park, and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Sanctuary, also offer many recreational opportunities.

Jesup Transportation

Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Jesup Higher Education

Altamaha Technical College, Georgia Southern University, Valdosta State University, and Armstrong Atlantic State University are the local higher education schools.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,145
Male Share of the Population55.4%
Female Share of the Population44.6%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+2,659
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$21,011
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$8,240
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,071

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,298
% Above Poverty Level65.3%
% Below Poverty Level34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$560
Median House Value$110,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.8%
Irish7.7%
English6.6%
German5.7%
Polish1.4%
African1.3%
Italian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Haitian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Russian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Jesup Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes31545, 31546
P.O. Box Zip Codes31598
Company Zip Codes31599
Phone Area Codes912
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude31.66
Approximate Longitude-81.93

Jesup Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationJESUP 4 NE
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches
StationJESUP 8 S
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 63 F
Apr Temp51 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationSURRENCY 2 WNW
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 62 F
Apr Temp51 to 80 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allenhurst635$48,438
Ludowici2,684$45,352
Odum648$57,083
Offerman459$48,232
Screven844$49,643
Walthourville4,091$43,831

Jesup Public Libraries

Three Rivers Regional Library System
280 S. MAHOGANY ST.
Jesup, Georgia
(912) 559-2391

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Jesup Hospitals

Wayne Memorial Hospital
865 South First Street

Jesup Public Schools

Bacon Elementary School
1425 W Orange St
ZIP: 31545
(912) 427-1077
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Martha Puckett Middle School
475 Durrence Rd
ZIP: 31545
(912) 427-1061
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
Martha Rawls Smith Elementary School
710 W Pine St
ZIP: 31545
(912) 427-1044
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Wayne County High School
1 Jacket Dr
ZIP: 31545
(912) 427-1088
High
Total Enrollment 1401
Arthur Williams Middle School
1175 S Us Highway 301
ZIP: 31546
(912) 427-1025
Middle
Total Enrollment 624
Jesup Elementary School
1155 U.s. Hwy 301 South
ZIP: 31546
(912) 427-1033
Primary
Total Enrollment 831

Jesup Private Schools

Lake Grace Christian School
5393 Odum Screven Rd
ZIP: 31545
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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