Jefferson City, MO

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Population

151,056

0.143% growth

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$53,680

1.93% growth

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Number of Employees

70,433

0.905% growth

Median Property Value

$143,900

2.42% growth

About

In 2017, Jefferson City, MO had a population of 151k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $53,680. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson City, MO grew from 150,840 to 151,056, a 0.143% increase and its median household income grew from $52,662 to $53,680, a 1.93% increase.

The population of Jefferson City, MO is 86.4% White Alone, 7.58% Black or African American Alone, and 2.55% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jefferson City, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson City, MO are William Woods University (882 degrees awarded in 2017), State Technical College of Missouri (542 degrees), and Lincoln University (177940) (379 degrees).

The median property value in Jefferson City, MO is $143,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Jefferson City, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson City, MO is 2 cars per household.

Jefferson City, MO borders Columbia, MO and Mexico, MO.

Economy

The economy of Jefferson City, MO employs 70.4k people. The largest industries in Jefferson City, MO are Public Administration (10,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,186 people), and Retail Trade (8,308 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,909), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,306).

Median household income in Jefferson City, MO is $53,680. Males in Jefferson City, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Jefferson City, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,680

2017 value

± $1,131

1.93%

1 Year Growth

± 2.88%

Households in Jefferson City, MO have a median annual income of $53,680, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,662 in 2016, which represents a 1.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson City, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson City, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $81,663, followed by Platte County, MO and Cass County, MO, with respective values of $80,468 and $71,114.

The following map shows all of the counties in Jefferson City, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson City, MO (16.7k out of 140k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,921 ± 832

  2. Black

    2,446 ± 388

  3. Hispanic

    751 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson City, MO is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

70.4k

2017 Value

± 1,731

0.905%

1 Year growth

± 3.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson City, MO grew at a rate of 0.905%, from 69.8k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson City, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,527 people), Management Occupations (6,489 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,117 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson City, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson City, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,527 people), Management Occupations (6,489 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,117 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Jefferson City, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.67 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.66 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson City, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,910), and Management Occupations ($52,868).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.4k

2017 Value

± 1,731

0.905%

1 Year growth

± 3.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson City, MO grew at a rate of 0.905%, from 69.8k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson City, MO, are Public Administration (10,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,186 people), and Retail Trade (8,308 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson City, MO, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson City, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Jefferson City, MO, by number of employees, are Public Administration (10,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,186 people), and Retail Trade (8,308 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Jefferson City, MO has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.24 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.15 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson City, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,909), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,306).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.6% of the population of Jefferson City, MO has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Jefferson City, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Jefferson City, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.43%

Uninsured

56.5%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

1.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson City, MO declined by 3.76% from 9.8% to 9.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson City, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Jefferson City, MO is home to a population of 151k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.2% of Jefferson City, MO residents were born outside of the country (3.33k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson City, MO is composed of 130k White Alone residents (86.4%), 11.5k Black or African American Alone residents (7.58%), 3.85k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.55%), 2.63k Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 1.43k Asian Alone residents (0.945%), 594 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.393%), 587 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.389%), and 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0318%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson City, MO was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Jefferson City, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson City, MO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.33k people

2.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.31k people

As of 2017, 2.2% of Jefferson City, MO residents (3.33k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson City, MO was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Jefferson City, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson City, MO was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    130k ± 386

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.5k ± 440

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.85k ± 471

In 2017, there were 11.4 times more White Alone residents (130k people) in Jefferson City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k Black or African American Alone and 3.85k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jefferson City, MO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,335 ± 347

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,502 ± 250

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,248 ± 236

Jefferson City, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Jefferson City, MO awarded 2,146 degrees. The student population of Jefferson City, MO is skewed towards women, with 3,382 male students and 3,648 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson City, MO are White (1,615 and 77.8%), followed by Unknown (219 and 10.6%), Black or African American (165 and 7.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (49 and 2.36%).

The largest universities in Jefferson City, MO by number of degrees awarded are William Woods University (882 and 41.1%), State Technical College of Missouri (542 and 25.3%), and Lincoln University (177940) (379 and 17.7%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson City, MO are General Educational Leadership & Administration (264 and 12.3%), General Business Administration & Management (198 and 9.23%), and Superintendency & Educational System Administration (169 and 7.88%).

The median tuition costs in Jefferson City, MO are $23,425 for private four year colleges, and $6,270 and $12,810 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jefferson City, MO was Sign Language Interpretation & Translation with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jefferson City, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 882 degrees awarded

  2. 542 degrees awarded

  3. 379 degrees awarded

$6,270

Median In-State Public

$23,425

Median Private

In 2017, the Jefferson City, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Woods University with 882 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,020

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,126

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,020 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson City, MO, which is 0.906 times less than the 1,126 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Jefferson City, MO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,615 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    165 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jefferson City, MO were to White students. These 1,615 degrees mean that there were 7.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 219 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson City, MO was $143,900 in 2017, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,500 to $143,900, a 2.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson City, MO is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson City, MO have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson City, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$143,900

2017 Median

± $2,856

$140,500

2016 Median

± $2,736

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson City, MO grew to to $143,900 from the previous year's value of $140,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson City, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson City, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$53,680

Median Household Income

± $1,131

56.2k

Number of Households

± 1,465

In 2017, the median household income of the 56.2k households in Jefferson City, MO grew to $53,680 from the previous year's value of $52,662.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson City, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jefferson City, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson City, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Jefferson City, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jefferson City, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson City, MO have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Jefferson City, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson City, MO was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.95%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson City, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson City, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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