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Jackson, MI
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Jackson profile


Living in Jackson



Jackson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 31,031 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 42nd largest community in Michigan. Jackson has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

One of the benefits of Jackson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.55 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Jackson are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.25% of adults in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Jackson in 2018 was $21,701, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,804 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, German, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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