Jackson, WY


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Jackson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 10,523 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.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in management occupations (12.59%), food service (12.35%), and maintenance occupations (11.47%).

One of the benefits of Jackson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.13 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.

Even though Jackson is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Jackson ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jackson, 43.52% 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 $33,499, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,996 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 26.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include English, Irish, European, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Jackson's cultural character, accounting for 16.78% of the town’s population.

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

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