Jackson, TN
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Living in Jackson


Jackson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 66,847 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the seventh largest community in Tennessee.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in sales jobs (13.32%), office and administrative support (11.84%), and management occupations (8.57%).

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 18.82 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: 28.99% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $23,986, 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 $95,944 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 African, Irish, German, English, and Scots-Irish.

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