Jackson, WY

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Jackson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 10,529 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the tenth largest community in Wyoming.

Jackson home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wyoming, but Jackson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in management occupations (14.97%), food service (12.74%), and maintenance occupations (9.72%).

Of important note, Jackson is also a town of artists. Jackson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jackson’s character.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.25 minutes getting to work every day.

Despite being a small town, Jackson has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Jackson ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jackson, 46.37% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $39,330, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,320 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jackson is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Jackson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

Jackson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.03%.

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

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