Jackson, MS
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Living in Jackson


Jackson is a relatively large city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 166,965 people and 50 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the largest community in Mississippi.

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 office and administrative support (12.98%), sales jobs (10.17%), and food service (8.23%).

Another interesting thing about Jackson, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The overall education level of Jackson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.09% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $20,525, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,100 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jackson is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include English, Irish, German, European, and African.

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