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Jackson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi with a population of 172,149 as of July 1, 2016. Jackson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 32.3158 and longitude -90.2128 in Hinds County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 111.05 sq. miles and a water area of 2.18 sq. miles. Hinds County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 279 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Jackson are located in Hinds County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Madison County.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2404779) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jackson is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hinds County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jackson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Le Fleurs Bluff.

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Jackson, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 172,149
Population in Households 165,747
Population in Familes 130,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,402
Population Density1 1,550
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 63,888
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 39,915
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 75,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,293 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,596 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,853 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $93,163
Average Home Value $141,877


Median Household Income $33,450
Average Household Income $50,176
Per Capita Income $19,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.18%
Households -0.16% -0.17%
Families -0.45% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jackson, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 31 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 269 26th
Median Household Income # 173 52nd
Per Capita Income # 143 61st

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