Jefferson City demographics profile

StatisticJefferson CityTennesseeNational
Population density (sq mi)1,27215391
Median age32.638.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%41%43%
Speak English94%93%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%
Jefferson City, TN has a population of 8,324 and is the 4,563rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,272 per sq mi which is 731% higher than the Tennessee average and 1304% higher than the national average. The median age in Jefferson City is 33 which is approximately 15% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Jefferson City, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 62% of Jefferson City residents were born in Tennessee, 34% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Jefferson City is 731% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Jefferson City is 15% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Jefferson City 89.37% of the population is White.
  • In Jefferson City 7.40% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Jefferson City 0.41% of the population is Asian.

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Jefferson City population breakdown by race

RaceJefferson CityTennesseeNational
Black or African American7.40%16.81%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.56%2.03%3.06%
Other race0.26%1.38%4.75%
In Jefferson City, 5.0% 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, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).