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Jefferson City, Missouri

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Official seal of Jefferson City, Missouri
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Nickname: Jeff City, or JC
Coordinates: 38°34′36″N 92°10′25″W / 38.57667, -92.17361
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Cole and Callaway
Government
 - Mayor John Landwehr
Area
 - City  28.3 sq mi (73.2 km²)
 - Land  27.3 sq mi (70.6 km²)
 - Water  1.0 sq mi (2.6 km²)
Elevation  630 ft (192 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 39,636
 - Density 1,454.5/sq mi (561.6/km²)
 - Urban 53,714
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.jeffcitymo.org

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the county seat of Cole County. It is the principal city of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses both Callaway and Cole counties. As of the 2000 census, the population is 39,636. Jefferson City was named after the third president of the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson City is in the Ozarks on the Missouri River near the geographic center of the state, and is dominated by a domed Capitol, rising from a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark passed beneath that bluff on their historic expedition. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 428 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 2100 pixel, file size: 325 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Cole County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Callaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... 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History

In pre-Columbian times, this region was home of an ancient people known only as the Mound Builders. By the time European settlers began arriving here, the Mound Builders had already vanished into history and the indigenous peoples were called the Osage Indians. When the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, St. Louis was the seat of government. St. Charles served as the capital until Jefferson City was chosen as the new capital in 1821. In 1821 Jefferson City was known as Lohman's Landing. When the city was first chosen to be the state capital, they proposed the name "Missouriopolis", but later settled on Jefferson City.[1] It was little more than a trading post located in the wilderness about midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1826 the Missouri legislature first met here and in 1839 the site was incorporated as a city. Jefferson City was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War. This article is about mound-building birds. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... St. ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Geography

Jefferson City is located at 38°38′58″N, 92°12′52″W (38.572954, -92.189283)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 73.2 km² (28.3 mi²). 70.6 km² (27.2 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it (3.61%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 39,636 people, 15,794 households, and 9,207 families residing in the city. The population density was 561.6/km² (1,454.4/mi²). There were 16,987 housing units at an average density of 240.7/km² (623.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.50% White, 14.70% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,794 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,628, and the median income for a family was $52,627. Males had a median income of $35,050 versus $25,521 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,268. About 7.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Jefferson City is served by the Jefferson City Public School District, which operates Jefferson City High School. There is also Helias, a Catholic high school. Lincoln University, a historically black college (HBCU), is also located in Jefferson City. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Lincoln University of Missouri is located in Jefferson City. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ...


Transportation

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Notable sites

  • Jefferson City is sister city to the German (Northern Bavaria) City of Muenchberg (Münchberg), Hof County (Landkreis Hof).
  • A submarine, the USS Jefferson City (SSN-759), is named for the State Capital of Missouri.

The Missouri State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Missouri. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Katy Trail State Park is a state park in Missouri. ... Alvin in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents. ... USS Jefferson City (SSN-759), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Jefferson City, Missouri. ...

Notable Citizens

The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City

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References

  1. ^ McMillen, Margot Ford & Murphy, Dennis. A to Z: The Dictionary of Missouri Place Names. Columbia, MO. Pebble Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0-9646625-4-X.

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Jefferson City, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1001 words)
Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri, a state of the United States of America.
Jefferson City was named after the third president of the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson City is located in the Ozarks on the Missouri River near the geographic center of the state, and is dominated by a beautiful domed Capitol, rising from a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
Jefferson City Visitor's Guide (862 words)
Jefferson City, Missouri, the state's capital, was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.
Jefferson City is located on the Missouri River near the geographic center of the state, and is dominated by a beautiful domed Capitol, rising from a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
Population of Jefferson City is 39,636 (2000 census).
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