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Jefferson City, Tennessee

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Welcome to Jefferson City ...

The city of Jefferson City is located in Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Jefferson City has a population of 8,199 people<1> (see below for details).

Jefferson City was originally named Mossy Creek.

The community of Jefferson City is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Jefferson City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jefferson City lies within the (865) area code.

The ZIP code for Jefferson City: 37760<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson City had a population of 8,047 people (or 15.65% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Jefferson City the county's most populous community.

The population of Jefferson City represents 0.13% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,047 people, the population of Jefferson City increased 3.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,760 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Jefferson City had an population of 8,199 people. This is an increase of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.66% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jefferson City.

Communities Also Named Jefferson City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Jefferson City - they are located in Colorado, Illinois (2), Missouri and Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jefferson City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson City. Our list includes 9 papers, published between 1876 and the present.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jefferson City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson City ...

Looking for more information about Jefferson City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jefferson City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson City.

Communities near Jefferson City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kodak   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Jefferson City

Located in Sevier County

Clevenger   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jefferson City

Located in Cocke County

Cook Mill   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jefferson City

Morristown   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Jefferson City

Located in Hamblen County

Sevierville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Jefferson City

Located in Sevier County

Newport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jefferson City

Located in Cocke County

Harrisburg   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Jefferson City

Located in Sevier County

Jaybird   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jefferson City

Located in Cocke County

Dandridge   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jefferson City

Bean Station   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Jefferson City

Located in Grainger County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jefferson City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jefferson City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jefferson City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1210, Longitude: -83.4923     [Map].

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