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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Le Fleurs Bluff.
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.|
|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 in Households||160,813|
|Population in Familes||126,284|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||6,847|
|Median Household Income||$39,057|
|Average Household Income||$57,176|
|Per Capita Income||$21,505|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.85%|
|Per Capita Income||2.54%|
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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 30||92nd|
|Diversity Index||# 279||23rd|
|Median Household Income||# 141||61st|
|Per Capita Income||# 123||66th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.