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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Jackson County is located in Illinois with a population of 59,115. Jackson County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Jackson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Jackson County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Jackson County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Jackson County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$665
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Jackson County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    302.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    104.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    116.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    637
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,488.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Jackson County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,008
National
$55,322

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