Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City: The capital of Missouri. It is located on the east bank of the Missouri River in the central part of the state. Jefferson City is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Missouri State Capitol and the Jefferson City Museum of History and Art.


Jefferson City is a city located in the county of Cole in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its population at the 2010 census was 43,079 and a population density of 441 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 42,708 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1820.

Jefferson City locator map
Location of Jefferson City on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Jefferson City

Population : 42,708 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
County : Cole County
Postal code : 65101–65111
Phone Area Codes : 573
Area : 97.66 km2
Named for : Thomas Jefferson
Altitude : 630 feet / 192 meters
Capital city : Jefferson City is capital of Missouri
Establishment : January 01, 1821 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 17:40:47 (27th February 2024)
Density : 437 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -0.87% (2010-2019)
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Jefferson City
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Jefferson City is located at 38°34'36"N 92°10'25"W (38.5767000, -92.1735200).

Jefferson City map


According to census records, the population of Jefferson City decreased by 0.87% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 43,079 - census
2011 43,354 0.63% estimation process
2012 43,268 -0.2% estimation process
2013 43,333 0.15% estimation process
2014 43,176 -0.36% estimation process
2015 43,211 0.08% estimation process
2016 43,022 -0.44% estimation process
2017 42,902 -0.28% estimation process
2018 42,813 -0.21% estimation process
2019 42,708 -0.25% estimation process

Jefferson City zip code is 65101. County name: Cole, County fips: 29051

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People born in Jefferson City (67)

People born in Jefferson City, including electrical engineer Jack Kilby, Shot Putter Christian Cantwell, actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer, .


  • William Rose (American screenwriter) he was born in 12/12/1914
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer (American politician) he was born in 07/05/1952
  • Chester Himes (novelist) he was born in 01/01/1909
  • Maya Moore (American professional basketball player) she was born in 11/06/1989
  • Paul Miller (American basketball player, born 1982) he was born in 17/11/1982
  • Rebecca Neuenswander (American actress) she was born in 01/01/2000
  • Harold Lee Volkmer (politician (1931-2011)) he was born in 04/04/1931
  • Napoleon McCallum (All-American college football player, professional football player, running back, College Football Hall of Fame member) he was born in 06/10/1963
  • Sterling P. Strong (American politician) he was born in 17/08/1862
  • Deborah Digges (American writer) she was born in 06/02/1950
  • Joe Crede (American baseball player) he was born in 26/04/1978
  • Charlie Weber (American actor) he was born in 20/09/1978
  • Clint Robinson (American baseball player) he was born in 16/02/1985
  • Sam LeCure (baseball player from the United States) he was born in 04/05/1984
  • Steve Rogers (American baseball player) he was born in 26/10/1949
  • Jamaal Tatum (American basketball player, played collegiately for the Southern Illinois Salukis) he was born in 13/09/1984
  • Justin Smith (American football player, linebacker, defensive end) he was born in 30/09/1979
  • Mishael Abbott (racecar driver) she was born in 21/06/1981

Schools in Jefferson City

College & universities near Jefferson City, MO

Code Name City ZIP
177940 Lincoln University Jefferson City (MO) 65101

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Jefferson City, MO

Code Name Address Type
JEF Jefferson City 101 Jefferson Street RAIL
HEM Hermann Wharf & Gutenberg Sts. RAIL
SED Sedalia 100 block of Main Street, through parking lot RAIL
WAH Washington 301 West Front St. RAIL

Post offices near Jefferson City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Jefferson City Post Office Jefferson City (MO) 65101

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Cole County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Cole County , MO.

City Name Population Title
Marion 2,164 Human settlement in United States of America
Wardsville 1,570 Human settlement in Cole County, Missouri, United States of America
Saint Martins 1,204 City in Cole County, MO
Taos 1,134 City in Cole County, Missouri, United States
Russellville 827 City in Missouri, USA
Centertown 288 Village in Cole County, Missouri, United States
Saint Thomas 273 City in Cole County, Missouri, United States of America
Honey Creek 217 Unincorporated community in Missouri
Lohman 168 City in Cole County, Missouri, United States
Eugene 151 Community in Missouri, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Jefferson City distances to largest Missouri cities