Jackson, AL
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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, Jackson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jackson are a mix 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%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jackson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jackson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jackson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jackson may be for you.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Jackson rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.36% of adults 25 and older in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.

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