Jackson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 66,903 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 (13.32%), office and administrative support (11.84%), and management occupations (8.57%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.82 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Jackson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.