Jefferson City, MO

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2022 Population
42,644
1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
1.74% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Property Value
$189,200
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,660
1.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Jefferson City, MO had a population of 42.6k people with a median age of N/A and a median household income of N/A. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson City, MO declined from 43,076 to 42,644, a −1% decrease and its median household income N/A from N/A to N/A, a N/A% N/A.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson City, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), and White (Hispanic) (1.97%).

None of the households in Jefferson City, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Jefferson City, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson City, MO are Lincoln University (177940) (308 degrees awarded in 2022) and Missouri College of Cosmetology and Esthetics (46 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson City, MO was $189,200, and the homeownership rate was 59.2%.

Most people in Jefferson City, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson City, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson City, MO is home to a population of 42.6k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.19% of Jefferson City, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.79k people).

In 2022, there were 3.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.7k people) in Jefferson City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.75k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Jefferson City, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson City, MO was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson City, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.7k ± 623
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.75k ± 406
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 322
3.32%
Hispanic Population
1.42k people

In 2022, there were 3.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.7k people) in Jefferson City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.75k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.32% of the people in Jefferson City, MO are hispanic (1.42k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson City, MO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.79k people
3.52%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people

As of 2022, 4.19% of Jefferson City, MO residents (1.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson City, MO was 3.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    691 ± 159
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    669 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    403 ± 163

Jefferson City, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson City, MO employs 20.7k people. The largest industries in Jefferson City, MO are Public Administration (3,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,645 people), and Retail Trade (2,458 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,625), Wholesale Trade ($76,105), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,469).

Occupations

20.7k
2022 Value
± 1,216
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± 8.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson City, MO declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 20.9k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson City, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,140 people), and Management Occupations (1,821 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson City, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.7k
2022 Value
± 1,216
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± 8.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson City, MO declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 20.9k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson City, MO, are Public Administration (3,185 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,645 people), and Retail Trade (2,458 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,285
Median earning men ± $5,596
$33,919
Median earning women ± $2,203

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($92,841), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,839), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,597), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,933), and Public Administration ($42,054).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jefferson City, MO awarded 354 degrees. The student population of Jefferson City, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 752 male students and 1,170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson City, MO are White (171 and 49.9%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 41.4%), Unknown (10 and 2.92%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 2.33%).

The largest universities in Jefferson City, MO by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln University (177940) (308 and 87%) and Missouri College of Cosmetology and Esthetics (46 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson City, MO are Registered Nursing (59 and 16.7%), General Business Administration & Management (47 and 13.3%), and General Food, Nutrition, & Wellness Studies (23 and 6.5%).

The median tuition cost in Jefferson City, MO for a public four year colleges is $7,020 for in-state students and $14,250 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,922 students enrolled in Jefferson City, MO, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 826 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jefferson City, MO was General Food, Nutrition, & Wellness Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 308 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln University (177940) with 308 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson City, MO, which is 0.526 times less than the 232 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 171 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,020) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,366) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson City, MO was $189,200 in 2022, which is 0.671 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,300 to $189,200, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson City, MO is 59.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson City, MO have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson City, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson City, MO is N/A. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Jefferson City, MO was Census Tract 103 with a value of $77,721, followed by Census Tract 107.02 and Census Tract 107.01, with respective values of $72,324 and $69,573.

Property

$189,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,300
$9,982
Median Property Taxes
±$768

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Jefferson City, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.2% of the housing units in Jefferson City, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103
  2. Census Tract 107.02
  3. Census Tract 107.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson City, MO was Census Tract 103 with a value of $77,721, followed by Census Tract 107.02 and Census Tract 107.01, with respective values of $72,324 and $69,573.

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

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Household Income

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N/A
Median Household Income
± N/A
16.9k
Number of Households
± 996

In N/A, the median household income of the 16.9k households in Jefferson City, MO N/A N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson City, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.29%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.59%)

In 2022, 80.5% of workers in Jefferson City, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.29%) and those who worked at home (6.59%).

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson City, MO have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.898% of the workforce in Jefferson City, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson City, MO (4.7k out of 38.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

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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Health

N/A% of the population of Jefferson City, MO has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cole County, MO see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (1506 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1555 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,535 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cole County, MO

Primary care physicians in Cole County, MO see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (1,506 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cole County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson City, MO N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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