Jefferson City, MO

43,143 Population
36.1 square miles 1,195.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
 
Population Density
1,195.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.2%
was 45.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.6%
was 4.0%
 
Percent Under 18
20.4%
was 20.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.3%
was 13.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 4
Ranked 8th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
15.7%
was 16.1%
 
Median Household Income
$49,005
was $47,969
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.6
43.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
375.6
was 463.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,195.2
was 3,347.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
18,778
was 18,831
 
Median Rent
$586
was $583
 
Total Building Permits
90
was 65
 
Occupied Housing Units
16,961
was 16,884
 
Homeownership Rate
58.7%
was 58.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
79
was 65
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
520.4
was 521.9
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.6%
was 21.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
11
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.8
was 3.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.1
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.5%
was 93.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.4%
was 91.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.9%
was 34.1%
 

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