Jefferson City, MO Population

By | June 20, 2019

Population: 39,636. Estimated population in July 2020: 39,062 (-1.4% change)
Males: 20,329 (51.3%), Females: 19,307 (48.7%)

The city of Jefferson City is located in Cole County, Missouri. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Missouri.

Zip codes: 65101, 65109.

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $39,628
Median house value: $98,700

Races in Jefferson City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.7%)
  • Black (14.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (31.3%), Irish (10.1%), English (10.0%), United States (9.4%), French (3.6%), Scottish (2.0%).

Elevation: 702 feet

Land area: 27.3 square miles

Map of Jefferson City, MO

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson City

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson City city

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

2.9% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,780 (+10.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Jefferson City:

  • CAPITAL REGION MED CTR – MADISON (P O BOX 1128)
  • ST MARYS HEALTH CENTER (100 ST MARY’S MEDICAL PLAZA)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Jefferson City:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON CITY MEML (about 3 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Abbreviation: JEF)
  • COLUMBIA REGIONAL (about 17 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; Abbreviation: COU)
  • LEE C FINE MEMORIAL (about 42 miles; KAISER LAKE OZARK, MO; Abbreviation: AIZ)

Other public-use airports nearest to Jefferson City:

  • ELTON HENSLEY MEMORIAL (about 23 miles; FULTON, MO; Abbreviation: FTT)
  • LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LINN, MO; Abbreviation: 1H3)
  • ELDON MODEL AIRPARK (about 31 miles; ELDON, MO; Abbreviation: H79)
Amtrak station:
JEFFERSON CITY (101 JEFFERSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

 

Colleges/Universities in Jefferson City:

  • LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,580; Location: 820 CHESTNUT; Public; Website: WWW.LINCOLNU.EDU/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • NICHOLS CAREER CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 75; Location: 605 UNION; Public; Website: www.oseda.missouri.edu/mupartners/JeffersonCity/)
  • METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 71; Location: 1407 SOUTHWEST BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.METROBUSINESSCOLLEGE.EDU)
  • MERRELL UNIVERSITY OF BEAUTY ARTS AND SCIENCE (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 1101R SOUTHWEST BLVD; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Jefferson City:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA (about 24 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 21,444)
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 24 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,892)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA (about 56 miles; ROLLA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,181)
  • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 107 miles; BOLIVAR, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,612)
  • CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 108 miles; Warrensburg, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,957)
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 110 miles; ST PETERS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,301)
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,922)

Schools

Public high schools in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON CITY HIGH (Students: 1,801; Location: 609 UNION; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • BLAIR OAKS HIGH (Students: 387; Location: 6124 FALCON LN; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • PRENGER FAMILY CTR. (Location: 400 STADIUM BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NICHOLS CAREER CTR. (Location: 605 UNION; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Jefferson City:

  • HELIAS H S (Students: 825; Location: 1305 SWIFTS HWY; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Jefferson City:

  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,002; Location: 1201 FAIRGROUNDS RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK MIDDLE (Students: 973; Location: 325 LEWIS AND CLARK DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SIMONSEN NINTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 673; Location: 501 E MILLER ST; Grades: 09 – 09)
  • BELAIR ELEM. (Students: 481; Location: 701 BELAIR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CLARENCE LAWSON ELEM. (Students: 415; Location: 1105 FAIRGROUNDS RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WEST ELEM. (Students: 398; Location: 100 DIX RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MOREAU HEIGHTS ELEM. (Students: 383; Location: 1410 HOUGH PARK; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CEDAR HILL ELEM. (Students: 377; Location: 1510 VIETH; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EAST ELEM. (Students: 311; Location: 1229 E MCCARTY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTHWEST ELEM. (Students: 287; Location: 812 ST MARYS BLVD; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Jefferson City:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (Students: 558; Location: 1208 EAST MCCARTY STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 314 WEST HIGH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 2303 WEST MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 812 STADIUM BOULEVARD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST STANISLAUS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 6414 RT W; Grades: KG – 9)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER (Students: 217; Location: 7307 ROUTE M; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 7206 ST MARTINS AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 8231 TANNER BRIDGE ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHILDREN’S HOUSE MONTESSORI SC (Students: 25; Location: 524 SCHUMATE CHAPEL RD.; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Jefferson City:

  • MISSOURI RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,240,632; Location: 214 ADAMS; 186,754 books; 13,244 audio materials; 7,094 video materials; 346 serial subscriptions)