Jefferson City, TN

Census Place

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2022 Population
8,391
2.67% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.8
1.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.3%
1.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,212
4.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,200
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,836
16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson City, TN had a population of 8.39k people with a median age of 30.8 and a median household income of $48,212. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson City, TN grew from 8,173 to 8,391, a 2.67% increase and its median household income grew from $46,056 to $48,212, a 4.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson City, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.49%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.66%), White (Hispanic) (3.5%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.691%).

None of the households in Jefferson City, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Jefferson City, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson City, TN are Carson-Newman University (901 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson City, TN was $167,200, and the homeownership rate was 45%.

Most people in Jefferson City, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson City, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson City, TN is home to a population of 8.39k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.66% of Jefferson City, TN residents were born outside of the country (391 people).

In 2022, there were 15.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.15k people) in Jefferson City, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 461 Two+ (Hispanic) and 391 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Jefferson City, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson City, TN was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson City, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.15k ± 403
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    461 ± 398
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    391 ± 149
9.07%
Hispanic Population
761 people

In 2022, there were 15.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.15k people) in Jefferson City, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 461 Two+ (Hispanic) and 391 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.07% of the people in Jefferson City, TN are hispanic (761 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson City, TN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
391 people
3.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
307 people

As of 2022, 4.66% of Jefferson City, TN residents (391 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson City, TN was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    205 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    32 ± 42
  3. Korea
    24 ± 35

Jefferson City, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson City, TN employs 3.84k people. The largest industries in Jefferson City, TN are Retail Trade (919 people), Manufacturing (464 people), and Educational Services (402 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($90,417), Wholesale Trade ($85,273), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,167).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.84k
2022 Value
± 553
16%
1 Year growth
± 17.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson City, TN grew at a rate of 16%, from 3.31k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson City, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (765 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (337 people), and Production Occupations (326 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson City, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.84k
2022 Value
± 553
16%
1 Year growth
± 17.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson City, TN grew at a rate of 16%, from 3.31k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson City, TN, are Retail Trade (919 people), Manufacturing (464 people), and Educational Services (402 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson City, TN, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson City, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,853
Median earning men ± $8,002
$22,685
Median earning women ± $4,536

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($85,547), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,826), and Public Administration ($52,578).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,572), and Manufacturing ($30,763).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jefferson City, TN awarded 901 degrees. The student population of Jefferson City, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 934 male students and 1,652 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson City, TN are White (741 and 84.9%), followed by Black or African American (64 and 7.33%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 3.09%), and Two or More Races (18 and 2.06%).

The largest universities in Jefferson City, TN by number of degrees awarded are Carson-Newman University (901 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson City, TN are Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision (145 and 16.1%), General Business Administration & Management (129 and 14.3%), and Family Practice Nurse (90 and 9.99%).

The median tuition cost in Jefferson City, TN for private four year colleges is $31,300.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Jefferson City, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,586 (36.1% men and 63.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,586 students enrolled in Jefferson City, TN, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,937 records, of which 67.4% were women and 32.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 47 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jefferson City, TN was Registered Nursing with 47 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
901 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carson-Newman University with 901 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 296 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson City, TN, which is 0.489 times less than the 605 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 741 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 64 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson City, TN was $167,200 in 2022, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,500 to $167,200, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson City, TN is 45%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson City, TN have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson City, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson City, TN is $48,212. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Jefferson City, TN was Census Tract 702 with a value of $64,494, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $62,019 and $52,321.

Property

$167,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,490
$1,372
Median Property Taxes
±$295

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Rent vs Own

45%
Homeownership
2022
71.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45% of the housing units in Jefferson City, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 702
  2. Census Tract 706
  3. Census Tract 703

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson City, TN was Census Tract 702 with a value of $64,494, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 703, with respective values of $62,019 and $52,321.

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Household Income

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$48,212
Median Household Income
± $6,159
3.05k
Number of Households
± 477

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.05k households in Jefferson City, TN grew to $48,212 from the previous year's value of $46,056.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson City, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (87.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (4.29%)
  3. Carpooled (4.21%)

In 2022, 87.4% of workers in Jefferson City, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (4.29%) and those who carpooled to work (4.21%).

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson City, TN have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Jefferson City, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson City, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson City, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson City, TN (1.4k out of 7.24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson City, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.8% of the population of Jefferson City, TN has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, TN see 2477 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.69% decrease from the previous year (2572 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4609 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2765 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,477 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, TN

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, TN see an average of 2,477 patients per year. This represents a 3.69% decrease from the previous year (2,572 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 34.6% between 18 and 34 years, 30% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.2%
Uninsured
39.8%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson City, TN grew by 12.8% from 11.7% to 13.2%.

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