Jackson, MO
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Jackson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 14,869 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 55th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in office and administrative support (14.09%), management occupations (11.97%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

In terms of college education, Jackson is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $26,585, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,340 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .

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