Jefferson City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,194 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson City who work in sales jobs (14.17%), food service (10.10%), and office and administrative support (6.82%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Jefferson City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.69% of the adults in Jefferson City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jefferson City in 2018 was $18,106, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,424 for a family of four. However, Jefferson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jefferson City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jefferson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.