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Jackson, MS
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Jackson profile


Living in Jackson



Jackson is a relatively large city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 145,995 people and 50 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the largest community in Mississippi.

One thing noticeable about Jackson, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Jackson is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Jackson a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The percentage of people in Jackson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.89% of adults in Jackson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2018 was $23,176, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,704 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, African, and European.

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