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Jackson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi with a population of 167,660 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Jackson, MS Housing Affordability Index is 180
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Jackson, MS Wealth Index is 54
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 167,660
Population in Households 160,813
Population in Familes 126,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,847
Population Density 1,510
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,057
Average Household Income $57,176
Per Capita Income $21,505
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 73,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,813 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,462 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,568 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $101,370
Housing Affordability Index2 180
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 62,275
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 38,469
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.37% -0.55%
Households -0.38% -0.53%
Families -0.7% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2019 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 # 279 23rd
Median Household Income # 141 61st
Per Capita Income # 123 66th

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