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%).

It is a fairly quiet town 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.

Being a small town, Jackson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Jackson have a very low rate of college education: just 6.35% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

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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