Living in Jackson, MS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Jackson SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Jackson, MS Crime Report

9,007
Total Crimes
5,425.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
111.23%
Above National Average

Jackson, MS Cost Of Living

83
Jackson's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Jackson, Mississippi Info Snack

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the primary seat of Hinds County, equally sharing its county power with Raymond, Mississippi. The City of Jackson also owns more than 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. president.
Population
168,862
Unemployment
11.8%
Poverty
26.9%
Median Home
$90,800
Median Income
$37,563
Median Rent
$824

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Rankings for Jackson in Mississippi

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Map Of Jackson, MS

Population over time in Jackson

Year Population % Change
2017 168,862 -0.9%
2016 170,393 -1.0%
2015 172,039 -0.7%
2014 173,212 -0.2%
2013 173,631 -0.2%
2012 173,997 -0.2%
2011 174,382 -0.2%
2010 174,774 -0.4%
2009 175,489 -
Crime/100k Jackson MS USA
Violent Crime 693.9 234.4 368.9
Murder 47.0 5.7 5.0
Robbery 286.7 53.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 360.2 157.2 246.8
Property Crime 4731.2 2403.0 2199.5
Burglary 1248.6 697.8 376.0
Larceny 2846.6 1561.2 1594.6
Car Theft 636.1 144.0 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Jackson

White
15.9% (26,850)
African American
81.8% (138,131)
American Indian
0.1% (119)
Asian
0.4% (657)
Hawaiian
0.0% (53)
Other
0.0% (17)
Two Or More
0.6% (943)
Hispanic
1.2% (2,092)
Race Jackson MS USA
White 15.9% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 81.8% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 0.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.6% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.2% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Jackson, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
11.4% (1,922,464)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.5% (1,274,573)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.0% (2,539,631)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.8% (2,158,999)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.7% (2,652,462)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.9% (2,692,972)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.7% (1,473,318)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.1% (1,374,081)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (377,641)
$200,000 or more
2.5% (420,054)
Income Jackson MS USA
Less than $10,000 11.4% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.5% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.0% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.8% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.7% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.9% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.7% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.1% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.5% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Jackson

Female
53.6% (90,434)
Male
46.4% (78,428)
Gender Jackson MS USA
Female 53.6% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.4% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Jackson for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (6,754)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (16,886)
High School / GED
25.0% (42,215)
Some College
25.0% (42,215)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (13,508)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (27,017)
Master's Degree
8.0% (13,508)
Professional Degree
3.0% (5,065)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,688)
Education Jackson MS USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Jackson

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

horrible streets and roads, crime, businesses leaving the city or states, going out of business, losing airlines, low business environment, bad schools and less good doctors.

The horrible streets and roads the bad; which aren't being repaired due to lack of funds in the budget.


HomeSnacks User

I love Jackson, MS I was born and raised here. I love how you can't even walk down the streets because Jamal or Tyrone might have had a bad day and decide he wants to end your life. I also like all of the homeless harassing me for money and urinating in front of my family and I. The city government is also a haram of idiots pretending to be competent leaders who can't even maintain roads and water lines. I also love how you can't even go to a decently priced restaurant without hearing Tyrone and Shanequa having a screaming match or just screaming for fun. If you have to move here I advise a trip to a gun store. It's a great place, everyone should move here.

My favorite place is when I leave on vacation to somewhere out side of the ghetto

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