Jackson, LA
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Jackson is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,788 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 108th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (14.34%), office and administrative support (13.22%), and teaching (9.31%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Jackson is worth considering.

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.

Jackson ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.27% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $8,947, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $35,788 for a family of four. Jackson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.14% 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 French , German, English, and Italian.

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

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