Frequently Asked Questions - Economic Development

What is Jefferson City's 2015 population?

A:

The population in Jefferson City is approximately 43,861.

What is the 2015 population of Cole County?

A:

The population in Cole County is approximately 76,734.

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.

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.

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% 

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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