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 (14.05%), office and administrative support (8.51%), and maintenance occupations (7.14%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jackson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jackson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The education level of Jackson citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.33% of adults 25 and older in Jackson have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $21,572, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,288 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.