Jefferson City, Tennessee

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
City
Location of Jefferson City, Tennessee
Location of Jefferson City, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°6′59″N 83°29′11″W / 36.11639°N 83.48639°W / 36.11639; -83.48639Coordinates: 36°6′59″N 83°29′11″W / 36.11639°N 83.48639°W / 36.11639; -83.48639
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Jefferson
Settled 1788[1]
Incorporated 1901[2]
Named for Thomas Jefferson
Area
 • Total 5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,219
 • Density 1,551/sq mi (565.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37760
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-37960[3]
GNIS feature ID 1289326[4]

Jefferson City is a city in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,760 at the 2000 census. The city was originally named Mossy Creek, but was changed in 1901 to honor Thomas Jefferson. Carson-Newman College, a Baptist college founded in 1851, is located in Jefferson City.

Geography[edit]

Jefferson City is located at 36°6′59″N 83°29′11″W / 36.11639°N 83.48639°W / 36.11639; -83.48639 (36.116389, -83.486500)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.2 square miles (13 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.93%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,328
1920 1,414 6.5%
1930 1,898 34.2%
1940 2,576 35.7%
1950 3,633 41.0%
1960 4,550 25.2%
1970 5,124 12.6%
1980 5,612 9.5%
1990 5,494 −2.1%
2000 7,760 41.2%
2010 8,047 3.7%
Est. 2012 8,184 1.7%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,760 people, 2,821 households, and 1,692 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,464.0 people per square mile (565.3/km²). There were 3,155 housing units at an average density of 595.2 per square mile (229.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.99% White, 6.29% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.73% of the population.

There were 2,821 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 25.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,911, and the median income for a family was $33,964. Males had a median income of $28,306 versus $18,739 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,770. About 19.7% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

Jefferson City is/was the home of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jefferson City official website. Retrieved: 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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