Everything You Need to Know About the City of Jackson Mississippi

In 2017, Jackson, Mississippi had a population of 170k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $35,308 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jackson, MS declined from 172,039 to 170,393, a -0.957 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $32,866 dollars to $35,308 dollars, a 7.43 percent increase.

The population of Jackson, MS is 81.4 percent Black or African American Alone, 16.4 percent White Alone, and 1.14 percent Hispanic or Latino. N/A percent of the people in Jackson, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.2 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson, MS are Jackson State University (1,451 degrees awarded in 2017), Belhaven University (1,011 degrees), and Virginia College-Jackson (228 degrees).

The median property value in Jackson, MS is $88,700 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 51.5 percent. Most people in Jackson, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the usual commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average auto ownership in Jackson, MS is 2 cars per household.


Education in Jackson

In 2017, universities in Jackson, MS awarded 3,222 degrees. The student population of Jackson, MS is skewed towards women, with 5,244 male students and 10,518 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson, MS are Black or African American (2,271 and 72.9 percent), followed by White (634 and 20.4 percent), Unknown (100 and 3.21 percent), and Hispanic or Latino (42 and 1.35 percent).

The largest universities in Jackson, MS by the number of degrees awarded are Jackson State University (1,451 and 45 percent), Belhaven University (1,011 and 31.4 percent), and Virginia College-Jackson (228 and 7.08 percent).

The most popular majors in Jackson, MS are General Business Administration & Management (559 and 17.3 percent), Social Work (213 and 6.61 percent), and Health Care Administration & Management (150 and 4.66 percent).

The median tuition costs in Jackson, MS is $23,900 percent for private four-year colleges, and $7,50 percent and $7,501percent respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Jackson

The economy of Jackson, MS employs 71.5k people and Jackson has an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. Jackson has seen the job market increase by 1.0 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 29.9 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Jackson, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,987 people), Accommodation & Food Services (8,013 people), and Retail Trade (7,869 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,479 dollars), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,585 dollars), and Utilities ($38,750 dollars).

Households in Jackson, MS have a median annual income of $35,308 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,866 dollars in 2016, which represents a 7.43 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Jackson

– The Sales Tax Rate for Jackson is 8.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Jackson is 5.0 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Jackson

– The average earnings of a Jackson resident are $19,042 dollars a year. 

– The Median household earnings of a Jackson resident is $33,080 dollars a year.