Jefferson City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,504 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jefferson City is the 75th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jefferson City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson City who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), sales jobs (9.10%), and teaching (7.38%).
Jefferson City is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Jefferson City enrolled in college, Jefferson City has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
As is often the case in a small city, Jefferson City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Jefferson City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.33% of adults 25 and older in Jefferson City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jefferson City in 2010 was $17,027, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,108 for a family of four.
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 German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Jefferson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.