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Jefferson City is a city in Cole County. (The community straddles Cole and Callaway counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named for Thomas Jefferson.

The latitude of Jefferson City is 38.576N. The longitude is -92.173W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,550.


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Median household income
Local
$39,628
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson City demographic reports
Jefferson City is on the Missouri River.
The federal government provided the land for establishment of a state capital in 1821.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 276. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Capital Jazzfest - Sept. 21-22, 2007
  • Cole County Fair - July 30-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jefferson City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Katy Trail State Park, Runge Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Cole County Historical Museum, Missouri State Museum
Colleges and universities: Lincoln University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 56

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Jefferson City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cole County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65043 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Jefferson City residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson City was $21,268, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Jefferson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Jefferson City festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jefferson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.


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Libraries in Jefferson City include Missouri River Regional Library, Missouri State Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Jefferson City include Jefferson City News-Tribune

TV stations in Jefferson City include KNLJ, KRCG.

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Cole County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Jefferson City workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jefferson City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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