Jackson, MI

Jackson profile

Living in Jackson

Jackson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 32,440 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.

Unlike some cities, Jackson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jackson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in sales jobs (10.65%), office and administrative support (10.24%), and food service (8.56%).

The percentage of adults in Jackson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.16% of the adults in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2018 was $19,986, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,944 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 German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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