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Overview

Introduction to Jefferson City, Tennessee

Jefferson City, Tennessee, in Jefferson county, is 26 miles NE of Knoxville, Tennessee and 140 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky. About 7,760 people live in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City History

Jefferson City was originally known as Mossy Creek. It was first settled in by Adam and Elizabeth Sharkey Peck in 1788. The first gristmill in the city was established in 1795. The first post office in present-day Jefferson City was established on November 21, 1816 and Willie Zount Peck was the first postmaster. The East Tennessee Railroad first entered the area in the late 1850s. Mossy Creek was incorporated as Jefferson City in 1901. It was named after Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States. W.T. Russell was the first mayor of the city.

Jefferson City and nearby Attractions

  • College Square Shopping Center
  • Glenmore Victorian Mansion
  • Panther Creek State Park
  • Rose Center Museum
  • William Blount Mansion
  • Fun Mountain Amusement Park

Things To Do In Jefferson City

While in Jefferson City, one can pay a visit to the Glenmore Victorian Mansion, the Rose Center Museum and the William Blount Mansion. The Panther Creek State Park provides amenities for several different types of outdoor recreation. One can also plan a day trip to the Fun Mountain Amusement Park.

Jefferson City Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport.

Jefferson City Higher Education

Carson-Newman College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Walters State Community College, Pellissippi State Technical Community College and the University of Tennessee.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,324
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+3,397
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married34.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,674
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,618
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,941

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,136
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.4%
Median Gross Rent$611
Median House Value$112,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.6%
German13.7%
Irish11.8%
English10.4%
Scottish3.7%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish1.5%
Dutch1%
African0.7%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Jefferson City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes37760
Phone Area Codes865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.11
Approximate Longitude-83.48

Jefferson City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationJEFFERSON CITY
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationMORRISTOWN RADIO WCRK
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationKNOXVILLE EXP STN
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baneberry487$76,667
Blaine2,045$58,750
Dandridge2,886$53,516
New Market1,512$58,571
Rutledge1,357$37,550
White Pine2,215$47,431

Jefferson City Public Libraries

Jefferson City Public Library
108 CITY CENTER DRIVE
Jefferson City, Tennessee
(865) 475-9094

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Jefferson City Hospitals

Jefferson Memorial Hospital - Tennova
(Proprietary)
110 Hospital Drive
(865) 471-2500

Jefferson City Public Schools

Dandridge Head Start
546 Patriot Dr
ZIP: 37760
(865) 397-6390
Primary
Jefferson County Adult High School
201 Dumplin Valley W
ZIP: 37760
(865) 397-9385
High
Jefferson Elementary
321 W Broadway Bl
ZIP: 37760
(865) 475-4712
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Jefferson Middle School
361 West Broadway Bl
ZIP: 37760
(865) 475-6133
Middle
Total Enrollment 604
Mount Horeb Elementary School
500 East Dumplin Valley Rd
ZIP: 37760
(865) 397-9472
Primary
Total Enrollment 647

Jefferson City Private Schools

Jefferson Montessori School
1239 Hull Way
ZIP: 37760
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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