What is the current population of Jackson?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Jackson is 149,761. Jackson, Mississippi is the 177th largest city in the US.

Jackson Geography [top]

What county is Jackson, Mississippi in?

Parts of Jackson are located within Hinds County, Madison County and Rankin County.

What is the size of Jackson, Mississippi in square miles?

Jackson has an area of 111.0 square miles. Jackson is the largest city, by area, in Mississippi.

Jackson Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Jackson?

The peak population of Jackson was in 1980, when its population was 202,895. In 1980, Jackson was the 71st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 177th largest city in the US. Jackson is currently 26.2% smaller than it was in 1980.

How quickly is Jackson shrinking?

Jackson has shrunk 19.1% since the year 2000. Jackson, Mississippi's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Jackson, Mississippi?

Jackson has a population density of 1,562.5 people per square mile. Jackson has the 6th highest population density in Mississippi.

Jackson Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Jackson, Mississippi?

The total voting age population of Jackson, Mississippi, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 123,492. The voting age population is 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.4% of the residents of Jackson are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Jackson, Mississippi?

The racial demographics of Jackson are 82.2% Black, 16.5% White, 0.5% Two or more races, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Other and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 1.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi residents are below the poverty line?

In Jackson, 25.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 39.9%. On a per-household basis, 20.0% of families are below the poverty line in Jackson.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 62.5% of Jackson residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Jackson, Mississippi residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.4% of Jackson residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.2% have a bachelor's degree and 11.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Jackson residents aged 5 and older, 2.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.

Jackson Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Jackson, Mississippi?

The unemployment rate in Jackson is 11.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi residents work for the government?

In Jackson, 20.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Jackson, Mississippi?

The median household income in Jackson is $38,888.

Jackson Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Jackson, Mississippi?

In Jackson, 50.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Jackson, Mississippi?

Renters occupy 50.0% of housing units in Jackson.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Jackson, 4.5% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Jackson, Mississippi housing units were built after 2000?

In Jackson, 7.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 5,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Jackson, Mississippi?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Jackson is $847.

What percentage of households in Jackson, Mississippi have broadband internet?

In Jackson, 77.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Jackson Population By Year

Population Graph For Jackson
Year Population Rank in US
2021 149,761 177
2020 152,846 172
2019 160,628 158
2018 164,422 158
2017 166,965 156
2016 169,148 149
2015 170,674 148
2014 171,155 143
2013 172,638 138
2012 175,437 135
2011 175,291 135
2010 173,514 134
2000 185,260 111
1990 196,575 80
1980 202,895 71
1970 153,968 90
1960 144,422 85

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
167 Killeen, Texas 156,261 73.3%
168 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,789 1.9%
169 Alexandria, Virginia 154,706 19.5%
170 Kansas City, Kansas 154,545 5.2%
171 Sunnyvale, California 152,258 15.4%
172 Hollywood, Florida 152,131 8.8%
173 Roseville, California 151,901 86.8%
174 Charleston, South Carolina 151,612 53.1%
175 Escondido, California 150,665 12.1%
176 Joliet, Illinois 150,372 38.9%
177 Jackson, Mississippi 149,761 -19.1%
178 Bellevue, Washington 149,440 32.8%
179 Surprise, Arizona 149,191 361.2%
180 Naperville, Illinois 149,104 15.2%
181 Pasadena, Texas 148,626 4.6%
182 Pomona, California 148,338 0.1%
183 Bridgeport, Connecticut 148,333 6.2%
184 Denton, Texas 148,146 77.1%
185 Rockford, Illinois 147,711 -2.7%
186 Mesquite, Texas 147,691 18.1%
187 Savannah, Georgia 147,088 10.8%

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