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Jefferson City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cole County at latitude 38.5675 and longitude -92.1753. Cole County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Jefferson City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jefferson City, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jefferson City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson City: City of Jefferson, Jefferson.

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Jefferson City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 43,295
Population in Households 39,056
Population in Familes 29,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,239
Population Density1 1,204
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 17,479
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 10,084
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,201 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,279 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,651 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $152,255
Average Home Value $182,882


Median Household Income $51,007
Average Household Income $63,638
Per Capita Income $26,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.12% 0.19%
Households 0.27% 0.26%
Families 0.27% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jefferson City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 255 75th
Diversity Index2 # 82 92nd
Median Household Income # 244 76th
Per Capita Income # 136 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.