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Jefferson City, Montana - Basic Facts

The Jefferson City Census Designated Place had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2017. Jefferson City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson City is located at latitude 46.3779 and longitude -112.0305 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,564 feet.

The Jefferson City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408441) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Jefferson City Census Designated Place is located within Boulder Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jefferson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Jefferson City, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 467
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 236
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 261
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 463
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $52,063
Average Household Income $78,802
Per Capita Income $31,701


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $259,615
Average Home Value $290,545


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.15% -0.13%
Households -0.07% -0.1%
Families -1.0% -0.15%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   3.94%

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, 2017 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 # 157 57th
Population Density # 321 12th
Diversity Index # 224 39th
Median Household Income # 109 70th
Per Capita Income # 84 77th

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