Jefferson City, MO
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Jefferson City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 43,147 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Jefferson City is the 15th largest community in Missouri.

Jefferson City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson City who work in office and administrative support (14.66%), sales jobs (10.39%), and management occupations (10.15%).

Also of interest is that Jefferson City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Jefferson City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Jefferson City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.16% of adults in Jefferson City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jefferson City in 2010 was $25,349, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,396 for a family of four. However, Jefferson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jefferson City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jefferson City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jefferson City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Jefferson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.