Jackson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 33,133 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 39th largest community in Michigan. Jackson has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), sales jobs (11.25%), and food service (8.24%).
The citizens of Jackson are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.71% of adults in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $15,676, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,704 for a family of four. Jackson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 English, Irish, Polish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.