Jackson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 4,967 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 112th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jackson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in sales jobs (14.33%), office and administrative support (8.05%), and maintenance occupations (7.06%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Jackson is worth considering.
The percentage of adults in Jackson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.36% of adults in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $18,886, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,544 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jackson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jackson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jackson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.