Jackson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 68,205 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the seventh largest community in Tennessee.
Jackson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in sales jobs (10.95%), office and administrative support (10.09%), and management occupations (8.65%).
One thing that you will notice about Jackson is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Jackson a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Jackson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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: 27.71% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jackson in 2018 was $25,595, 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 $102,380 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 Irish, English, German, African, and European.
The most common language spoken in Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.