Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City profile

Living in Jefferson City

Jefferson City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 42,708 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Jefferson City is the 15th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jefferson City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson City who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), management occupations (9.81%), and sales jobs (8.51%).

Also of interest is that Jefferson City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Jefferson City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.46 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Jefferson City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.55% of adults in Jefferson City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jefferson City in 2018 was $28,073, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,292 for a family of four. However, Jefferson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jefferson City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jefferson City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jefferson City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson City include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Jefferson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.