Jefferson City demographics profile

StatisticJefferson CityMissouriNational
Population density (sq mi)1,1968691
Median age37.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%42%43%
Speak English95%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Jefferson City, MO has a population of 43,143 and is the 952nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,196 per sq mi which is 1284% higher than the Missouri average and 1220% higher than the national average. The median age in Jefferson City is 37 which is approximately 2% lower than the Missouri average of 38. In Jefferson City, 49% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 70% of Jefferson City residents were born in Missouri, 25% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Jefferson City is 1284% higher than Missouri.
  • The median age in Jefferson City is 2% lower than Missouri.
  • In Jefferson City 75.44% of the population is White.
  • In Jefferson City 17.93% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Jefferson City 1.88% of the population is Asian.

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Jefferson City population breakdown by race

RaceJefferson CityMissouriNational
Black or African American17.93%11.58%12.63%
American Indian0.49%0.42%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.11%0.18%
Mixed race2.55%2.44%3.06%
Other race1.64%1.13%4.75%
In Jefferson City, 2.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Jefferson City, MO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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