Jefferson City, Missouri Population 2022

43,258
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Jefferson City is a city located in Cole County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Cole County. With a 2020 population of 43,258, it is the 16th largest city in Missouri and the 1030th largest city in the United States. Jefferson City is currently growing at a rate of 0.03% annually and its population has increased by 0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,228 in 2020. Spanning over 38 miles, Jefferson City has a population density of 1,200 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jefferson City is $68,389 with a poverty rate of 11.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jefferson City is 37.9 years, 37.4 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

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 Growth

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 Citywas:

  • White: 75.17%
  • Black or African American: 19.14%
  • Asian: 2.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.59%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Jefferson City, Missouri is 43,258 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 43,228.

Jefferson City, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

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Jefferson City Population by Race

Jefferson City Population Pyramid 2022

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Jefferson City Median Age

38


Total

37.5


Male

39.2


Female

Jefferson City Adults

There are 34,007 adults, (6,633 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson City Sex Ratio

Female

20,692

48.49%

Male

21,978

51.51%

Jefferson City Population by Age

Jefferson City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson City Household Types

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson City Households and Families

3

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Jefferson City Households by Type

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Jefferson City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson City Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.60%.

Jefferson City Educational Attainment by Race

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$37,094

Average Earnings

$40,951

Average Male

$34,407

Average Female

Jefferson City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson City Language by Age

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Jefferson City Language

94.73% of Jefferson City residents speak only English, while 5.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Jefferson City Language

Jefferson City Poverty by Race

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11.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.46%

Male Poverty Rate

14.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson City is Multiple, with 37.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.38%.

Jefferson City Poverty

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Jefferson City Poverty Rate by Education

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Jefferson City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Jefferson City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson City Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jefferson City Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson City Marital Status

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2,660

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Jefferson City Veterans by War

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Jefferson City Veterans by Age

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Jefferson City Veterans by Race

Jefferson City Veterans by Education

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4.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson City Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson City Employment by Age

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Jefferson City Employment by Race

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Jefferson City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.89%

Born in Jefferson City

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

2.10%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Jefferson City residents were born in the United States, with 68.89% having been born in Missouri. 2.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jefferson City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Jefferson City Population by Year