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Jackson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi with a population of 170,925 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.3158 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Le Fleurs Bluff.

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Jackson, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 170,925
Daytime Population: Workers 118,455
Daytime Population: Residents 95,293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 213,748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 164,071
Population in Familes 128,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,854
Population Density2 1,539
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $33,730
Average Household Income $51,394
Per Capita Income $19,776


Total Housing Units 75,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,036 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,053 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,458 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $94,877
Average Home Value $142,829


Total Households 63,090
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 39,396
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.21% -0.4%
Households -0.31% -0.42%
Families -0.57% -0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

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, 2017 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 # 271 25th
Median Household Income # 182 50th
Per Capita Income # 160 56th

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