Jackson, MN


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Jackson is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,234 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 196th largest community in Minnesota.

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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), food service (8.72%), and teaching (7.14%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Jackson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.30 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Jackson is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.24% of adults 25 and older in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $25,293, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,172 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include Norwegian, Irish, Czech, and English.

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

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