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Jefferson City Metro Area
Profile: Capital city Location: East-central Missouri, 30 miles south of Columbia and I-70 Elevation: 600 Time zone: Central Standard Time
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Jefferson City, along the Missouri River near the center of the state, is an uninspiring capital somewhat off the beaten path. There are some capital-city amenities and a number of historic buildings and sites especially near the riverfront. Nearby water and state parks provide some outdoor recreation, most notably the Lake of the Ozarks State Park 40 miles south.
The economy is largely tied to the state government. Cost of living is low for a capital city. Most culture and entertainment is found in Columbia to the north, home of the University of Missouri. The town is isolated from air service, found mainly in St. Louis, 100 miles east.
The area consists of gently rolling and partially wooded hills and plains located along the Missouri River Valley. The climate is continental with moderately cold winters and hot, muggy summers with daytime temperatures in the 90’s and occasionally over 100 degrees. Rain and thunderstorms are frequent in spring and early summer, while the air becomes still with less rain late summer and fall.
Winter weather varies, with occasional cold spells alternating with mild days with temperatures occasionally in the 60’s. Below-zero temperatures occur but not every winter. Snow falls every winter but snow cover does not persist for long. First freeze is mid-October, last is mid-April.
Interesting Facts about Jefferson_City, Missouri
As of 2014, Jefferson City's population is 42,983 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.12 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Jefferson City is $137,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Jefferson City's cost of living is 6.40% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Jefferson City public schools spend $9,319 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Jefferson City.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Jefferson City is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Jefferson City jobs have Decreased by 1.57 percent.
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Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Jefferson City's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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