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IndexJefferson CityMissouriNational
Income per capita$29,567$27,044$29,829
Median household income$54,003$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,149$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,864$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$35,561$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$31,226$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.9%15.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jefferson City is 1% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jefferson City is 2% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jefferson City is 50% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jefferson City is 21% lower than the national average

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      $35,998 $54,003 $108,006
      City
      $33,058 $49,593 $99,186
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Jefferson City median earnings by income bracket

      Jefferson City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.2%11.2%
      Manufacturing sector9.8%9.8%
      Financial & insurance services5.3%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services18.0%18.0%
      Public administration14.9%14.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%7.9%
      Education, health & social services8.2%8.2%
      Other21.6%21.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Wardsville, MO1,728$96,44274.3%
      Taos, MO1,420$90,62563.8%
      Ashland, MO3,956$78,08541.1%
      Lake Mykee Town, MO480$74,62534.9%
      St. Thomas, MO292$71,87529.9%
      Jefferson City, MO42,670$54,0032.4%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Farmers Branch, TX42,659$73,69533.2%
      Mankato, MN42,685$52,4115.3%
      Langford, BC42,691n/a 
      Burlington, VT42,645$55,4610.3%
      Brentwood, TN42,700$160,174189.5%
      Jefferson City, MO42,670$54,0032.4%
      Source: The Jefferson City, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).