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Jefferson City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson City had a population of 8,435 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson City: Mossy Creek.

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Jefferson City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,435
Daytime Population: Workers 6,517
Daytime Population: Residents 4,792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 7,269
Population in Familes 5,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,166
Population Density2 1,289
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $33,460
Average Household Income $47,136
Per Capita Income $19,842


Total Housing Units 3,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,554 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,438 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 457 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $132,451
Average Home Value $162,669


Total Households 2,992
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,840
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.47%
Households 0.26% 0.45%
Families 0.75% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 2017 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 # 70 84th
Population Density # 36 92nd
Diversity Index # 95 78th
Median Household Income # 337 21st
Per Capita Income # 301 30th

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