Jefferson City, MO

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Jefferson City, MO

About Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City, Missouri is located on the banks of the Missouri River and home to around 43,000 people. This city has a strong economy with prominent industries such as government, healthcare, retail and tourism providing employment opportunities. Visitors can explore attractions like the Missouri State Capitol or take a stroll along the historic Kemper Street downtown. With its diverse range of activities and amenities, Jefferson City is an ideal place for families or travelers looking for an exciting destination. Capital city - East-central Missouri, 30 miles south of Columbia and I-70.

State: Missouri
Metro Area: Jefferson City Metro Area
City: Jefferson City, Fulton, 28 total
Zip Codes: 65109, 65101, 65251, 65043, 65018, 65051, 65081, 65063, 65231, 65074, 33 total
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 600 ft above sea level

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.

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Jefferson City Cost of Living

Cost of living, capital-city amenities, and historic interest make Jefferson City a great place to live.

-63.4% lower than avg
-7.6% lower than avg
$646 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-77.7% lower than avg
Jefferson City Crime
28.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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