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Jefferson City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson City had a population of 44,117 as of July 1, 2019. Jefferson City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson City is located at latitude 38.5767 and longitude -92.1735 in Cole County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson City encompass a land area of 36.08 sq. miles and a water area of 1.63 sq. miles. Cole County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Jefferson City are located in Cole County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Callaway County.

The City of Jefferson City (GNIS ID: 2395462) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jefferson City is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cole County.

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

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Jefferson City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Jefferson City, MO Housing Affordability Index is 161
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Jefferson City, MO Wealth Index is 74
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 44,117
Population in Households 39,875
Population in Families 29,873
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,242
Population Density 1,224
Diversity Index1 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,051
Average Household Income $70,145
Per Capita Income $28,615
Wealth Index3 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,002 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,684 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,656 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $158,899
Housing Affordability Index2 161
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,686
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 10,143
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.26% 0.3%
Households 0.25% 0.31%
Families 0.19% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Jefferson City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson City to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 246 76th
Diversity Index # 79 92nd
Median Household Income # 421 59th
Per Capita Income # 239 77th

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