Frequently Asked Questions - Economic Development
What is the 2011 population of Jefferson City?
The population in Jefferson City is approximately 43,332.Back to top
What is the 2011 population of Cole County?
The population in Cole County is approximately 77,000.Back to top
What is the 2011 population of the Jefferson City MSA (Consists of Callaway, Cole, Moniteau and Osage Counties)?
The population of the Jefferson City MSA is 151,756.Back to top
I have heard that the population in the city doubles daily, how is that the case?
According to MERIC, on a daily basis more people from the surrounding areas travel to Cole County to work than leave Cole County to work. Couple this information with the amount of people who travel here to conduct state business, shop and vacation it is easy to see that influx in population.Back to top
What are the taxable sales in Jefferson City/Cole County?
For 2010 the taxable sales were:
How far is it to a major airport?
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.Back to top
What is the unemployment rate?
The most recent unemployment rate numbers: