Jefferson City, Missouri Population 2019
Jefferson City is a city located in the state of Missouri, in Cole County, where it is the county seat. It is also the state capital. A small portion of the city is found in Callaway County. Jefferson City is known for being the “Most Beautiful Small Town” in the U.S.
Population Size and Density in Jefferson City
Jefferson City in 2010 had a population of 43,079, according to the last census, which makes it the 15th most populous city in Missouri. Recent estimates show that the population has dropped slightly to 42,895. The city has a total area of 37.58 square miles with a population density of 1,100 people per square mile.
Jefferson City Gender and Age Statistics
There are more men than women living in Jefferson City, with males accounting for 51.2% of the total population.
People between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest age group of Jefferson City or 28.6% of the population. Almost 21% of residents are under age 18, while 13.4% are at least 65 years old. Approximately 11.5% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.
Jefferson City has seen its population grow at a steady rate since the mid-19th century. However, recent estimates show that the population has dropped for the first time in many years, falling 0.2% since the 2010 census. However, there is nothing to indicate that this will be an ongoing trend, and hopefully, with citywide efforts, the population of this Missouri city will continue to grow again.
Jefferson City Demographics
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jefferson City was:
- White: 74.83%
- Black or African American: 18.55%
- Two or more races: 2.62%
- Asian: 2.18%
- Other race: 1.38%
- Native American: 0.39%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Jefferson City, Missouri's estimated population is 42,838 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Jefferson City, Missouri is the 15th largest city in Missouri based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 1187.28 people/mi² (458.41 people/km²), with a household density of 201.06 people/km² (520.75 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 37.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.6 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 18,789 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.7%, with a median rent of $614/month. The median house has 5.8 rooms, and has a value of $140,200.
The median income for households in Jefferson City, Missouri is $48,132, while the mean household income is $63,777.