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Jackson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi with a population of 169,848 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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 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, 2018)


Total Population 169,848
Population in Households 162,980
Population in Familes 128,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,868
Population Density2 1,530
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $36,883
Average Household Income $55,378
Per Capita Income $21,313


Total Housing Units 74,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,794 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,059 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,665 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $96,366
Average Home Value $146,793


Total Households 62,853
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 39,137
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.26% -0.53%
Households -0.32% -0.54%
Families -0.58% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 2018 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 # 30 92nd
Diversity Index # 278 23rd
Median Household Income # 150 59th
Per Capita Income # 132 64th

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