Jackson, TN
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Jackson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 66,975 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the seventh largest community in Tennessee.

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 sales jobs (13.71%), office and administrative support (11.05%), and management occupations (8.37%).

One of the benefits of Jackson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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: 28.30% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $22,757, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,028 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jackson is an extremely 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include English, Irish, German, and Scots-Irish.

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