Jackson, KY
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Jackson is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,152 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 181st largest community in Kentucky.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in office and administrative support (16.80%), maintenance occupations (8.87%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.99%).

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 percentage of adults in Jackson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.57% of adults in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $17,323, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,292 for a family of four. Jackson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.94% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Asian. 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 Hindi and Tagalog.