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The City of Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi with a population of 164,062 as of July 1, 2021. Jackson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index 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 32.2988 and longitude -90.1848 in Hinds County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson 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 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 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hinds County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Le Fleurs Bluff.

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Jackson, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 164,062 (100%)
Population in Households 157,689 (96.1%)
Population in Families 123,243 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6,373 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 1,477
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $39,746
Average Household Income $56,740
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,349
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 73,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,276 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,020 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,577 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $103,344
Average Home Value $161,391
Housing Affordability Index3 200


Total Households 61,295
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 37,710
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.5% -0.68%
Households -0.46% -0.66%
Families -0.76% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.34%

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, 2021 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 Density # 31 92nd
Median Household Income # 142 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 141 39th
Per Capita Income # 149 59th
Diversity Index # 283 22nd

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