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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