Jefferson City, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Jefferson City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson City had a population of 8,331 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson City: Mossy Creek.

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Jefferson City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,331
Population in Households 7,272
Population in Familes 5,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,059
Population Density2 1,273
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $35,069
Average Household Income $47,046
Per Capita Income $19,826


Total Housing Units 3,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,594 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,416 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $140,473
Average Home Value $177,150


Total Households 3,010
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,842
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.44%
Households 0.3% 0.47%
Families 0.67% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2018 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 # 71 84th
Population Density # 37 92nd
Diversity Index # 108 75th
Median Household Income # 332 22nd
Per Capita Income # 328 23rd

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