This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Jefferson City has a very low population density. Jefferson City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Jefferson City, MO, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Jefferson City, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Jefferson City has a population density of 1,458, with 39,734 current residents.
Out of the 39,734 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 52% of the residents are married and 48% are single.
- 54% Sun
- 40% Rain
- 24% Snow
54°F average temperature
- 37 years Median home age
- $131,870 Median home price
- 0.68% Home appreciation rate
- 8.16% Annual property tax
As for living in Jefferson City, the air quality is 82% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 40% rainy, and 24% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Jefferson City, you should know that 54.5% of homes are owned while 36.3% of homes are rented, and 9.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $131,870, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.68% and the annual property tax is 8.16%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of Jefferson City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Jefferson City’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Jefferson City is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 36.03% Democratic, 62.94% Republican, and 1.03% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
86%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Jefferson City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.20% of residents are unemployed in Jefferson City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Jefferson City residents: 16.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.87% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.5% are in the customer service field, 30.9% are in the sales field, 0.30% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 85.63%, 5.00% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.85% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 11.14% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Jefferson City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Jefferson City have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.