Jackson, MS

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Jackson, MS Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Jackson Housing Market Information

With 166,965 people, 62,895 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $76,705, house prices in Jackson are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Jackson, accounting for 68.44% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Jackson include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.20%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.31%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.10%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Jackson are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.43% owning and 50.57% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Jackson's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.43% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Jackson include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 40.67%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 7.77%). There's also some housing in Jackson built before 1939 ( 4.13%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Jackson. Fully 16.25% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Jackson homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Jackson real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Jackson Home Appreciation Rates

Jackson's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Jackson during the period has been just -0.39%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Jackson appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Jackson's appreciation rate has been 3.05%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Jackson were at 1.59%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.52%.

Relative to Mississippi, our data show that Jackson's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Mississippi.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Jackson differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Jackson - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Jackson real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,048,000 0.5
$786,001 - $1,048,000 0.4
$524,001 - $786,000 1.1
$420,001 - $524,000 1.2
$314,001 - $420,000 2.3
$210,001 - $314,000 6.4
$105,001 - $210,000 23.4
$53,001 - $105,000 40.1
$0 - $53,000 24.5

Low for MS
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
94.5167883211679 76.3265306122449

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Jackson Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
25.83% 1.20%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,047 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.43
Renters 50.57
Vacant 16.25

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 7.8
1970 - 1999 40.7
1940 - 1969 47.4
1939 or Older 4.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.4
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 8.3
Apt. Complexes 20.2
Mobile Homes 0.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.68
1 Bedroom 11.07
2 Bedrooms 22.68
3 Bedrooms 49.37
4 Bedrooms 12.93
5 or more bedrooms 2.27