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.

Unlike some cities, Jefferson City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jefferson City are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (13.83%), sales jobs (10.15%), and management occupations (10.05%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.36 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Jefferson City is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.13% of adults in Jefferson City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jefferson City in 2010 was $24,763, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,052 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.