Jefferson City, Tennessee

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Population in 2022: 8,459 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.0%
 
Males: 4,131  (48.8%)
Females: 4,328  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

31.0 years
Tennessee median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 37820, 37877.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $49,130 (it was $25,911 in 2000)
Jefferson City:

$49,130
TN:

$65,254

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,689 (it was $13,770 in 2000)

Jefferson City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $205,164 (it was $79,500 in 2000)
Jefferson City:

$205,164
TN:

$284,800

Median gross rent in 2022: $816.

March 2022 cost of living index in Jefferson City: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 19.3%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.8% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jefferson City, TN (2022)
    • 7,20984.4%White alone
    • 8169.5%Hispanic
    • 3814.5%Black alone
    • 780.9%Two or more races
    • 370.4%Asian alone

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According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson City, Tennessee as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jefferson City is 497 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Jefferson City by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(36.6)
3
(37.3)
2
(24.6)
2
(24.5)
3
(36.5)
2
(24.4)
3
(35.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
3
(35.9)
2
(24.4)
4
(48.9)
2
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(85.5)
9
(111.8)
5
(61.6)
10
(122.7)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.4)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.7)
2
(23.9)
2
(23.9)
1
(12.2)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.3)
2
(24.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(195.4)
8
(99.4)
5
(61.6)
11
(135.0)
29
(353.1)
35
(426.3)
25
(297.9)
28
(327.5)
30
(359.2)
19
(227.2)
11
(134.3)
16
(195.4)
23
(279.3)
21
(252.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
76
(928.2)
73
(907.2)
96
(1,182)
61
(748.6)
42
(511.4)
64
(779.4)
27
(321.7)
29
(339.2)
36
(431.1)
37
(442.5)
28
(341.8)
31
(378.6)
27
(327.9)
31
(372.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
311
(3,798)
314
(3,902)
358
(4,409)
302
(3,706)
295
(3,592)
314
(3,824)
284
(3,384)
224
(2,620)
324
(3,880)
226
(2,703)
168
(2,051)
147
(1,795)
110
(1,336)
111
(1,334)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(232.0)
17
(211.3)
16
(197.0)
12
(147.3)
11
(133.9)
17
(207.0)
9
(107.2)
5
(58.5)
10
(119.7)
18
(215.3)
12
(146.5)
12
(146.6)
11
(133.6)
11
(132.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.4)
1
(12.2)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
City-Data.com crime index329.5319.7325.4295.9293.7336.1258.2202.2283.6237.7167.7191.9169.7147.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Jefferson City, TN

Crime rate in Jefferson City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 29 (28 officers - 26 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
Tennessee average:

2.57
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Ancestries: American (27.5%), English (13.1%), Irish (7.0%), European (5.4%), German (4.7%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 1205 feet

Land area: 5.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,596 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson City, Tennessee map

408 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

4.8%
Tennessee:

5.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,215 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $959 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (27.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (143.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (455.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

New Market, TN (1.9 miles ),
Alpha, TN (2.5 miles ),
Dandridge, TN (2.6 miles ),
Strawberry Plains, TN (3.0 miles ),
White Pine, TN (3.3 miles ),
Rutledge, TN (3.4 miles ),
Beech Springs, TN (3.4 miles ),
Blaine, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.12 N, Longitude: 83.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,842 (+33.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,893 (48.5%)

Area code: 865

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson City, TN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Jefferson City, TN in 2022

Jefferson City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 151 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2021: 18 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2020: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2019: 13 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2018: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $55,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson City, TN residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson City, TN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.1%
Tennessee:

3.0%
Historical population in Jefferson City, TN
Historical housing units in Jefferson City, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +1,562 (+25.2%).
Most common industries in Jefferson City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.1%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.1%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Jefferson City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Jefferson City, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 86.7. This is about average.

City:

86.7
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 4.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.41
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 4.50. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.50
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 26.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Jefferson City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Jefferson City city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 tornado 34.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 146.6 miles away from Jefferson City center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 135.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.6 miles away from Jefferson City center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 165.0 miles away from Jefferson City center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from Jefferson City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jefferson City:

  • TENNOVA HEALTHCARE-JEFFERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 110 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • HILLHAVEN HLTH CARE OF JEFFERSON CITY (HIGHWAY 11E BOX 391)
  • JEFFERSON CITY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (283 W BROADWAY BLVD)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF JEFFERSON CITY (336 WEST OLD ANDREW JOHNSON HWY)
  • LIFE CARE CTR OF JEFFERSON CITY (917 W OLD ANDREW JOHNSON HWY)

College/University in Jefferson City:

  • Carson-Newman University (Full-time enrollment: 1,831; Location: 1646 S Russell Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cn.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson City:

  • Walters State Community College (about 15 miles; Morristown, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,359)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 28 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 34 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 40 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Tusculum College (about 41 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 58 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Western Carolina University (about 62 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)

Public high school in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON COUNTY ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 201 DUMPLIN VALLEY W, Grades: 11-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 703, Location: 321 W BROADWAY BL, Grades: PK-5)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 361 WEST BROADWAY BL, Grades: 6-8)
  • MOUNT HOREB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 500 EAST DUMPLIN VALLEY RD, Grades: 1-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Jefferson City:

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Library in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $119,705; Location: 1427 RUSSELL AVE; 21,027 books; 14 e-books; 248 audio materials; 668 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Carolyn Peck,College Basketball Coach (Florida Gator Women)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Jefferson City: Jefferson City Community Center (A), Mossy Creek Beat Dock (B), Jefferson City Industrial Park (C), Five Chimneys Plantation (D), Maples Library (E), Jefferson City Community Center (F), Jefferson City City Hall (G), Holt Fieldhouse (H), Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire Department (I), Jefferson City Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West End Shopping Center (1), North Ridge Shopping Center (2), Jefferson Shopping Center (3), College Square Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson City include: Magna View Church (A), Jefferson City First Baptist Church (B), Friendsview Baptist Church (C), Devoll Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Branner Cemetery (1), Westview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buffalo Wallow Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Jefferson City include: Johnson Ball Park (1), Burke-Tarr Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Dana X. Bible - College football coach, Carolyn Peck - College basketball player, Clyde Wright - Baseball player, Jim Henry (politician) - Politician, Phil Garner - Baseball player and coach, Waylon Lowe - Martial artist, Mark Dean (computer scientist) - Computer scientist.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson City and their reported violations in the past:

JEFFERSON CITY WATER & SEWER C (Population served: 8,558, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2013)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
BLACK OAK MARINA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.5%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Jefferson City in 2010:

  • 973 people in college/university student housing
  • 113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Jefferson City in 2000:

  • 1,009 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 286 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Jefferson City (2011 data):

  • First Peoples Bank of Tennessee: Jefferson City Wal-Mart Branch at 630 West Broadway, branch established on 2001/11/06; First Peoples Bank Of Tennessee at 206 West Broadway Boulevard, branch established on 1975/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $136.6 mil, Deposits: $116.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Peoples Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Jefferson City Branch at 222 East Broadway, branch established on 1919/10/19. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Jefferson City Branch at 263 East Broadway Boulevard, branch established on 1994/05/06. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Citizens National Bank: Jefferson City Branch at 1507 O'dell Ave, branch established on 2005/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $859.8 mil, Deposits: $676.2 mil, headquarters in Sevierville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community National Bank of the Lakeway Area: Jefferson City Branch at 156 East Broadway Boulevard, branch established on 2003/04/09. Info updated 2006/05/02: Bank assets: $115.0 mil, Deposits: $90.3 mil, headquarters in Morristown, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Tennessee State Bank: Jefferson City Branch at 106 W Broadway Boulevard, branch established on 2008/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $626.7 mil, headquarters in Pigeon Forge, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee State Bancshares, Inc.
  • FSGBANK, National Association: Jefferson City Branch at 167 West Broadway Boulevard, branch established on 2002/11/26. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,111.8 mil, Deposits: $1,020.8 mil, headquarters in Chattanooga, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Jefferson City Branch at 149 East Broadway, branch established on 1970/12/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson City:

Marital status in Jefferson City, TN
  • Never married: 45.8%
  • Now married: 35.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson City:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Tennessee average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Jefferson City
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Religion statistics for Jefferson City, TN (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,70372
Mainline Protestant4,67533
Catholic6981
Black Protestant5054
Other41
None23,822-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Jefferson County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jefferson County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Here:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Jefferson County:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.8%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

13.4%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.3%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jefferson City:

41.3%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Jefferson City:

28.6
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jefferson City:

22.2%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.5%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jefferson City:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.5%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Jefferson City:

77.9%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson City, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 28$138,723$59,4532$2,480
Water Supply 19$57,175$36,1110$0
Firefighters 17$80,756$57,0046$652
Streets and Highways 10$33,210$39,8520$0
Parks and Recreation 10$29,785$35,74220$9,906
Financial Administration 9$72,972$97,2960$0
Other and Unallocable 6$25,650$51,3000$0
Solid Waste Management 3$12,092$48,3680$0
Sewerage 3$11,110$44,4400$0
Police - Other 2$5,982$35,8921$1,302
Other Government Administration 2$12,680$76,0805$3,700
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,384
Totals for Government 109$480,135$52,85935$19,424

Jefferson City government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $701,000 ($82.87)
    General - Other: $168,000 ($19.86)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,231,000 ($263.74)
    General - Other: $1,825,000 ($215.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,726,000 ($204.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,514,000 ($178.98)
    Regular Highways: $947,000 ($111.95)
    Sewerage: $746,000 ($88.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $663,000 ($78.38)
    Central Staff Services: $631,000 ($74.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000 ($68.57)
    Libraries: $106,000 ($12.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $76,000 ($8.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($4.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $734,000 ($86.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $221,000 ($26.13)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($18.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($18.32)
    Regular Highways: $71,000 ($8.39)
    Central Staff Services: $40,000 ($4.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($3.07)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($2.25)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($1.89)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($1.42)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,041,000 ($595.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $362,000 ($42.79)

Jefferson City government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,493,000 ($176.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $439,000 ($51.90)
    Other: $372,000 ($43.98)
    Toll Highways: $111,000 ($13.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($9.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $861,000 ($101.79)
    General Revenue - Other: $285,000 ($33.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $126,000 ($14.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $78,000 ($9.22)
    Interest Earnings: $44,000 ($5.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,692,000 ($318.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,543,000 ($300.63)
    Highways: $322,000 ($38.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,550,000 ($537.89)
    Property: $2,383,000 ($281.71)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $601,000 ($71.05)
    Other License: $117,000 ($13.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $102,000 ($12.06)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($0.35)

Jefferson City government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,397,000 ($3238.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,166,000 ($3093.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,384,000 ($163.61)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,000 ($18.09)

Jefferson City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,718,000 ($1858.14)
Businesses in Jefferson City, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx2T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's2Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson City:

  • WJFC (1480 AM; 0 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTN (1300 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN)
  • WCRK (1150 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: RADIO ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WLIK (1270 AM; 5 kW; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: WLIK, INC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson City:

  • WEZG (99.3 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WMXK (94.1 FM; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WNPC-FM (92.9 FM; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: HARRIS BROADCASTING INC DBA WNPC INC)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJBZ-FM (96.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TN; Owner: SEYMOUR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson City:

  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WVLR (Channel 48; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: VOLUNTEER CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJZC-LP (Channel 22; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Jefferson City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Jefferson City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 70.2mTotal length
  • $17,744,000Total costs
  • 94,250Total average daily traffic
  • 7,014Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Jefferson City, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jefferson City, TN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$121,5705$124,58826$135,0763$54,7773$82,0631$49,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$130,5500$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$148,7801$198,7108$120,1921$19,2501$152,8501$84,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$151,2900$05$152,1521$46,4501$105,8200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$117,7950$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0703.00 , 0706.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$100,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0703.00 , 0706.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jefferson City, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jefferson City, TN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 52. The highest number of reported fires - 83 took place in 2006, and the least - 36 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Jefferson City, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.9%), and Outside Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jefferson City, TN
    • 40945.9%Structure Fires
    • 25128.1%Outside Fires
    • 17119.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 616.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jefferson City, TN
Most common first names in Jefferson City, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11471.9 years
Mary10079.4 years
William9273.3 years
John8574.8 years
Robert7572.4 years
George4773.4 years
Charles4570.1 years
Margaret3078.1 years
Roy2871.0 years
Ruth2576.1 years
Most common last names in Jefferson City, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3778.4 years
Jones3171.3 years
Miller3077.3 years
Johnson3079.3 years
Walker2974.1 years
Cox2772.4 years
Collins2672.4 years
Brown2273.2 years
Talley2178.5 years
Moore2076.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jefferson City, TN
  • 54.6%Electricity
  • 45.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jefferson City, TN
  • 83.0%Electricity
  • 12.4%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Jefferson City compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
There are 12 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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