Nicholson is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,247 at the 2000 census.
Nicholson is known for its "Daisy Festival" and several famous residents, including singer Kenny Rogers and Actress Tammy Luthi Retzlaff. Ronnie Maxwell is the Mayor of Nicholson.
Location in Jackson County and the state of Georgia
Nicholson is located at (34.114664, -83.429363).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,247 people, 435 households, and 348 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density was 423.3 people per square mile (163.2/km²). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 164.3 per square mile (63.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.10% White, 3.69% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.
There were 435 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% weremarried couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,977, and the median income for a family was $41,033. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,088. About 7.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.