Mount Jackson is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,987 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Jackson is the 222nd largest community in Virginia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mount Jackson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.07% of the Mount Jackson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mount Jackson is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Jackson who work in sales jobs (11.90%), office and administrative support (9.85%), and food service (7.68%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mount Jackson is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Mount Jackson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Mount Jackson, just 12.71% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mount Jackson in 2018 was $22,334, which is low income relative to Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,336 for a family of four. However, Mount Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mount Jackson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mount Jackson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Jackson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mount Jackson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Jackson include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
Mount Jackson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.67%.
The most common language spoken in Mount Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Mount Jackson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 28.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (27.1%), and 13.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Mount Jackson, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.