Jackson, LA
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Jackson is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,740 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 108th largest community in Louisiana.

Jackson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in healthcare suport services (14.93%), sales jobs (11.19%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).

The town 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.

Jackson is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Jackson, just 6.35% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $9,225, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $36,900 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Jackson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.83% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Jackson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include Irish, French, African, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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