Jefferson City, TN Population

Population: 7,760. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,931 (+2.2% change)
Males: 3,660 (47.2%), Females: 4,100 (52.8%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 37760

Median resident age: 28.3 years
Median household income: $25,911
Median house value: $83,200

Races in Jefferson City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.7%)
  • Black (6.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (17.1%), English (12.1%), Irish (9.4%), German (8.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Italian (2.5%).

Elevation: 1205 feet

Land area: 5.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson City

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson City city

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

2.8% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,562 (+25.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (110 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Jefferson City:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jefferson City:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 41 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 79 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 81 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jefferson City:

  • MOORE-MURRELL (about 9 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Abbreviation: MOR)
  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 19 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: GKT)
  • NEW TAZEWELL MUNICIPAL (about 20 miles; TAZEWELL, TN; Abbreviation: 3A2)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Jefferson City:

  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,073; Location: 1646 S RUSSELL AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cn.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Jefferson City:

  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 35 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 73 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
Public primary/middle schools in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 764; Location: 321 W BROADWAY BL; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 361 W BROADWAY BL; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Jefferson City:

  • JEFFERSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $65,890; Location: 1427 RUSSELL AVE; 19,704 books; 277 audio materials; 351 video materials; 52 serial subscriptions)

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