The city has a populace of around 900,000 inhabitants in view of the 2006 census. Popularly called "J-town", it is the managerial capital of Plateau State.The city is situated on the Jos Plateau at a height of around 1,238 meters or 4,062 feet high above ocean level. Amid British provincial lead, Jos was an imperative community for tin mining.
As of late it has endured savage religious conflicts between its Muslim and Christian populaces in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2011. As per Billy J. Dudley,the British colonialists utilized direct administer for the indigenous ethnic gatherings on the Jos level since they were not under the Fulani emirates where circuitous manage was utilized.