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Jefferson City, Montana - Basic Facts

The Jefferson City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson County at latitude 46.3779 and longitude -112.0305. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,564 feet.

The formal official name is the Jefferson City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jefferson City, Montana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Jefferson City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Jefferson City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Jefferson City, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 479
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 398
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $213,542
Average Home Value $266,411


Median Household Income $45,222
Average Household Income $78,020
Per Capita Income $31,406
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.33%
Households 0.61% 0.5%
Families -0.5% 0.43%
Median Household Income   4.97%
Per Capita Income   6.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jefferson City, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson City to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 153 58th
Population Density1 # 319 13th
Diversity Index2 # 219 40th
Median Household Income # 146 60th
Per Capita Income # 28 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.