Jackson, MS

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.6.21)

 

AGE IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years14,9218.8%
25 to 29 years14,6538.7%
30 to 34 years12,2377.2%
35 to 39 years10,5276.2%
40 to 44 years9,4265.6%
45 to 49 years8,6935.1%
50 to 54 years9,9385.9%
55 to 59 years10,5346.2%
60 to 64 years9,0795.4%
65 to 69 years7,1804.3%
70 to 74 years4,5252.7%
75 to 79 years3,1161.8%
80 to 84 years2,0271.2%
85+ years2,8781.7%

The median age in Jackson is 32.4 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White28,06316.6%
Black or African American138,50182.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.1%
Asian6640.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.0%
Other4700.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade4,2814.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma10,83310.3%
High school graduate (includes GED)26,71525.5%
Some college, no degree26,02524.8%
Associate’s degree8,0957.7%
Bachelor’s degree16,58815.8%
Graduate or professional degree12,27611.7%
High school graduate or higher89,69985.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher28,86427.5%
Less than Bachelor’s degree75,94972.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,00011.4%
$10,000 to $14,9997.5%
$15,000 to $24,99915.0%
$25,000 to $34,99912.8%
$35,000 to $49,99915.7%
$50,000 to $74,99915.9%
$75,000 to $99,9998.7%
$100,000 to $149,9998.1%
$150,000 to $199,9992.2%
$200,000 or more2.5%

Median household income: $37,563

Mean household income: $54,744

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$18,376
High school graduate (includes GED)$21,923
Some college or Associate’s degree$26,652
Bachelor’s degree$37,858
Graduate or professional degree$51,284

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 131,816 NA
Never married60,33845.8%
Now married (except separated)40,67430.9%
Separated7,2815.5%
Widowed6,9745.3%
Divorced16,54912.6%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line43,56026.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Owner-occupied housing units31,295
Renter-occupied housing units30,814
Single-family detached units51,070
Homeownership rate50.4%
Vacancy rate16.7%
Renters rate49.6%
Average housing value$124,362
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$735
Average rent$640

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Average income$54,744
Average household size2.60
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force62.2%
Percent disabled11.9%
Percent with health coverage86.1%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)20.7
Percent workers using public transportation0.8%
Percent veterans5.9%
Percent foreign born1.3%
Percent speaking Spanish at home0.8%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Total consumer expenditures per household$49,725.44
Alcoholic beverages$373.86
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$220.19
Beer consumed away from home$67.07
Wine consumed away from home$32.32
Apparel & services$1,455.19
Men’s apparel$273.37
Women’s apparel$488.43
Children’s apparel$220.31
Boys’ apparel$75.88
Girls’ apparel$83.87
Footwear$335.74
Dining out (food away from home)$2,473.55
Dining out – Breakfast$254.51
Dining out – Lunch$773.33
Dining out – Dinner$1,145.37
Education$1,008.58
Entertainment / recreation$2,135.00
Club membership fees$146.37
Dating services$0.63
Pet food$173.59
Pet services$40.43
Food consumed at home$3,539.38
Bakery products consumed at home$464.82
Dairy products consumed at home$357.76
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$681.23
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$795.34
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$354.41
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,240.23
Health care$3,959.14
Medical services$701.80
Nonprescription drugs$99.45
Household Services$1,349.95
Care for the elderly and handicapped$57.04
Lawn and garden services$279.15
Housekeeping services$108.45
PC repair$4.55
Housing$15,804.19
Home improvements$1,578.05
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,409.17
Phone services$1,233.73
Water$485.30
Life and other insurance$295.45
Pensions and social security$5,115.73
Personal care products and services$596.89
Hair care products$72.05
Personal care products$251.68
Local transportation$5,824.08
Gasoline$1,536.08
Vehicle maintenance and repair$773.78
Travel$1,385.01
Airline fares$334.47
Auto / truck rental on trips$16.00
Lodging on trips$380.22
Food and drink on trips$336.72
Entertainment on trips$117.88

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN HINDS COUNTY (home to JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI)

% with any debt in collections45%
Average debt in collections$1,686
% with medical debt in collections17%
Average medical debt in collections$876
% with student loan debt26%
Average student loan debt$23,400
Average monthly student loan payment$185
% with auto debt26%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

YearPopulationPercent
January 20193,9035.5%
February 20193,5735.0%
March 20193,6975.2%
April 20193,5024.9%
May 20193,9205.4%
June 20194,7786.6%
July 20194,6336.3%
August 20194,0725.7%
September 20193,9235.5%
October 20193,7165.1%
November 20193,7145.1%
December 20193,6275.0%
January 20203,5625.0%
February 20203,4954.9%
March 20203,5004.9%
April 202013,16818.8%
May 20209,74713.8%
June 20209,57013.5%
July 20209,91413.7%
August 20207,26110.2%
September 20207,0979.4%
October 20206,8499.1%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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