Jefferson City, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jefferson City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson City had a population of 8,364 as of July 1, 2016. Jefferson City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson City is located at latitude 36.1201 and longitude -83.4835 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Jefferson City (GNIS ID: 2404796) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jefferson City is located within Commissioner District 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jefferson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson City: Mossy Creek.

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Jefferson City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,364
Population in Households 7,249
Population in Familes 5,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,115
Population Density1 1,279
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 2,977
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,833
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,527 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,450 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $125,592
Average Home Value $153,651


Median Household Income $31,891
Average Household Income $44,810
Per Capita Income $18,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.43%
Households 0.22% 0.35%
Families 0.81% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jefferson City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson City to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 72 83rd
Population Density1 # 35 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 91 79th
Median Household Income # 337 21st
Per Capita Income # 292 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.