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 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 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.
One of the benefits of Jackson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.82 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.
The percentage of people in Jackson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.99% of adults in Jackson 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.