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.

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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in management occupations (13.61%), food service (13.29%), and maintenance occupations (11.60%).

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 14.66 minutes getting to work every day.

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 citizens of Jackson are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.64% of adults in Jackson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $34,455, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,820 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 25.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include English, Irish, European, and Italian.

Jackson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.37%.

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

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