City of Jackson, TN
Jackson is located in Madison County in Tennessee. The median income is $37,055 and the median home value is $113,200. The unemployment rate is 16.10% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 16.9 minutes each day. The population is 50.3% White, 45.6% Black, 0.1% American Indian, 1.6% Asian, and 2.5% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Jackson, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Jackson has a Walk Score® of 22.
Median Household Income$37,055
Median Home Price$113,200
From traditional arts such as pottery and painting to unusual and eclectic crafts such as slumped glassware and recycled metal sculptures, the art in Jackson is as varied as the city's artists.
Jackson restaurant owners are taking a different approach to spreading the word about their food. They are heading online and creating facebook and MySpace pages, internet sites, blogs and twitter profiles to market Jackson's local flavor.
Disc golf originated in 1975 when the first pole-hole course was established in Oak Grove Park, Calif. Today there are more than 1,500 disc golf courses around the world, including in Jackson's Muse Park. The sport, which replaces a traditional golf ball with a Frisbee-like disc and a hole on the green with a basket, is played similar to its cousin, but relies on a disc thrown at metal “pole holes” or elevated baskets. But unlike golf, disc golf is relatively inexpensive to play.