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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Jefferson City is a town in Missouri with a population of 43,013. Jefferson City is in Cole County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Jefferson City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Jefferson City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jefferson City are above average.
About Jefferson City...
Population
43,013

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Jefferson City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    191.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    86.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,457.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Nice quaint small city. Good place to raise children or retire. I have lived here off and on for about 10 years, so I am very familiar with this city and it is home. The people are friendly there are good places to eat and surrounding cities provide great attractions for out of towners and locals. The school system is great! I graduated from Jefferson City High School. The teachers there encouraged me to pursue a college degree. Thank you Jefferson City!
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Jefferson City is a beautiful place to reside in after retirement. It has an amazing downtown, and many events for adults to do, especially in the summer. Jefferson City has a constant family atmosphere, and is a good place to raise your child. The only thing that Jefferson City doesn't have, is entertainment for teenagers and young adults. The only 3 locates teens have to go is; the movies, skating, or downtown. While Jefferson City is a great place for those who are family-orientated, it has no places or buildings that have newer entertainment.
When I moved here 4 years ago, I was surprised at how small Jefferson City was. I was expecting this huge city. It's small comparatively. In May of last year, a tornado came through Jefferson City, causing major damage. the community as a whole rallied together to help each other. The sense of community and togetherness was amazing. It was then that I realized I had found my home. The traffic in Jeff is a bit much, but that is because of all the government agencies which provide employment to so many people.