Frequently Asked Questions - Economic Development

Q:

What is Jefferson City's 2015 population?

A:

The population in Jefferson City is approximately 43,861 . 

Q:

What is the 2015 population of Cole County?

A:

The population in Cole County is approximately 76,734.

Q:

What is the 2015 population of the Jefferson City MSA (Callaway, Cole, Moniteau and Osage Counties)?

A:

The population of the Jefferson City MSA is 149,697.

Q:

How far is it to a major airport?

A:

Columbia Regional Airport is about 17 miles from Jefferson City.

Kansas City International Airport is about 180 miles from Jefferson City.

Lambert International Airport is 120 miles from Jefferson City.

Q:

What is the unemployment rate?

A:

The most recent unemployment rate numbers:

 

 

June
2016

June
2015

Jefferson City MSA

4.4% 

4.6%

Cole County

4.8% 

5.1%

Missouri

4.9% 

5.2% 

United States

5.1% 

5.5% 

Q:

What is Jefferson City's cost of living (2015)? 

A:

The cost of living rate for Jefferson City is 91.4%.

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