Jefferson City, Tennessee Population 2021

8,216
map placeholder

Jefferson City is a city located in Jefferson County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 8,216, it is the 69th largest city in Tennessee and the 3554th largest city in the United States . Jefferson City is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 2.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,047 in 2010. Jefferson City reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Jefferson City has a population density of 1,244 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jefferson City is $48,715 with a poverty rate of 22.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $657 per month, and the median house value is $127,400. The median age in Jefferson City is 31.9 years, 29.9 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Jefferson City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jefferson Citywas:

  • White: 93.57%
  • Black or African American: 3.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jefferson City, Tennessee is 8,216 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,194.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,047.

Jefferson City, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,70793.57%
Black or African American3213.90%
Two or More Races1031.25%
Asian610.74%
Some Other Race450.55%
Loading...

Jefferson City Population by Race

Jefferson City Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Jefferson City Median Age

31.9


Total

29.9


Male

36.4


Female

Jefferson City Adults

There are 6,618 adults, (1,496 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson City Sex Ratio

Female

4,153

50.42%

Male

4,084

49.58%

Jefferson City Population by Age

Jefferson City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Jefferson City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family29%71%
Female33.3%66.7%
All43%57%
Male54.2%45.8%
Married57.7%42.3%

43.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8462.4543
Non Family1,1431.329
Married1,1363.2857.7
Female3422.9933.3
Male2253.3154.2

3.13

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

Loading...

Jefferson City Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4859.95%
9th to 12th Grade4619.46%
High School Graduate1,83637.68%
Some College96719.85%
Associates Degree2615.36%
Bachelors Degree57311.76%
Graduate Degree2895.93%
Loading...

Jefferson City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson City Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,3193,520814
Hispanic341202
Black13712930
2+ Races5757
Other Race19
Asian181818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jefferson City Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,969$35,844$26,205
Less Than 9th Grade$18,158$26,638$15,167
High School Graduate$31,135$31,788$
Some College$29,922$35,313$25,101
Bachelors Degree$45,625$46,894$43,704
Graduate Degree$45,455$45,682$39,896

$31,969

Average Earnings

$35,844

Average Male

$26,205

Average Female

Jefferson City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson City Language by Age

Loading...

Jefferson City Language

88.77% of Jefferson City residents speak only English, while 11.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.75% of the population.

Jefferson City Language

Jefferson City Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,0331,35222.41%
Hispanic66514621.95%
Black2015426.87%
Multiple895258.43%

22.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.29%

Male Poverty Rate

24.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson City is Multiple, with 58.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson City is Hispanic, with 21.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.91%.

Jefferson City Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Some College25.32%
Less Than 9th Grade20.65%
High School16.97%
Bachelors or Greater1.43%

Jefferson City Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.05%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed22.86%
Male Employed6.18%

Jefferson City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson City Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$38,693$48,715
Families$52,396$60,583
Married Families$61,548-
Non Families$22,174$29,383
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Jefferson City Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson City Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Jefferson City Marriage

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

Jefferson City Marital Status by Race

map placeholder

Jefferson City Marital Status

Loading...

624

Number of Veterans

624

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War215
Vietnam205
Second Gulf War153
Korea83
World War II17

Jefferson City Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74173
35 to 54163
75+139
18 to 34105
55 to 6444

Jefferson City Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White6019.78%
2+ Races1821.95%
Black51.60%

Jefferson City Veterans by Race

Jefferson City Veterans by Education

Loading...

10.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson City Veterans by Education

Loading...

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson City Employment by Age

Loading...

Jefferson City Employment by Race

Loading...

Jefferson City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

55.55%

Born in Jefferson City

95.39%

Native Born

4.61%

Foreign Born

3.38%

Non Citizen

1.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.39% of Jefferson City residents were born in the United States, with 55.55% having been born in Tennessee. 3.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson City Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,216110.13%
20208,205110.13%
20198,194110.13%
20188,183-144-1.73%
20178,3271351.65%
20168,192-75-0.91%
20158,2671081.32%
20148,159-58-0.71%
20138,217-73-0.88%
20128,290480.58%
20118,242-8-0.10%
20108,2504900.61%
20007,7602,2663.51%
19905,494-118-0.21%
19805,6124880.91%
19705,1245741.20%
19604,5509172.28%
19503,6331,0573.50%
19402,5760.00%

Jefferson City Population by Year