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Jefferson City is a city in Cole County. (The community straddles Cole and Callaway counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named for Thomas Jefferson.
The latitude of Jefferson City is 38.576N. The longitude is -92.173W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,550.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jefferson City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cole County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65043 ZIP code.
32% of Jefferson City residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson City was $21,268, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Jefferson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Jefferson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.
Libraries in Jefferson City include Missouri River Regional Library, Missouri State Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jefferson City include Jefferson City News-Tribune
TV stations in Jefferson City include KNLJ, KRCG.
Cole County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson City political report.
The average commute time for Jefferson City workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jefferson City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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