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Jefferson City Relocation Guide
Jefferson City MO Relocation Guide
Jefferson City is located in Cole County on the banks of the Missouri river in the center of the state. It has a population of 43,079 residents, making it the 15th-largest city in Missouri and covers over 68 square kilometers of land.
Jefferson City is the county seat of Cole County, although a small portion of the city extends into Callaway County. It is the principal city of the Jefferson City metropolitan area, which has a population of 149,807 and encompasses both counties. Jefferson City is named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.
Jefferson City is home to Lincoln University, a historically black college founded in 1866 and later designated as a land-grant university.
In 2013, Jefferson City was named America’s “Most Beautiful” Small Town by Rand McNally.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,628, and the median income for a family was $52,627. Males had a median income of $35,050 versus $25,521 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,268. About 7.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
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