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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Jackson County is located in Alabama with a population of 52,326. Living in Jackson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Jackson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jackson County are above average.
Population
52,326

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Jackson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,221
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    566.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,171.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    259.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Jackson County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,281
National
$55,322

Jackson County Reviews

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Jackson County is a great place to live and raise a family. It is made up of several small towns and filled with beautiful parks and countryside. It is also home to the famous Unclaimed Baggage.
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