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Jackson, MS: What you need to know

The capital of Mississippi, Jackson is located along the Pearl River. An integrated transportation system includes three interstates and Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport. A center of culture, Jackson is known for its musical influences in blues, jazz and gospel. The economy includes major industry sectors in advanced manufacturing, health care, information technology, food processing and distribution. Students have access to more than a dozen college and university campuses, and the downtown district is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion renovation initiative.


Jackson, MS City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 173,212
Median Age 32
Median Household Income $32,250
Median Home Price $89,200
Walkscore 25

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Jackson, MS Demographics

Median Population in Jackson, MS

Median Age 31.7%
Age 18 Over 73.6%
Age 21 Over 68.3%
Age 62 Over 13.6%
Age 65 Over 10.7%

Race in Jackson, MS

  Ethnicity White 18%
  Ethnicity Black 80.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 1.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.7%

Population By Gender in Jackson, MS

  Male 46.3%
  Female 53.7%

Language in Jackson, MS

  English Only 97.2%
  English Other 2.8%

Economics in Jackson, MS

  Median Household Income $32,250
  Median Home Price $89,200
  Homes Owned 47.9%
  Homes Rent 52.1%
  Median Property Rent $751

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Commute Types in Jackson, MS

  Walked 1.5%
  Worked at Home 2.4%
  Public Transportation 0.9%
  Other Means 1.4%
  Drove Alone 84.1%
  Carpooled 9.7%

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