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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Jackson County is located in Missouri with a population of 688,554. Jackson County is one of the best places to live in Missouri. In Jackson County, most residents own their homes. In Jackson County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jackson County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Jackson County are above average.
Population
688,554

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    798.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    256.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    757.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,678.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    754.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Jackson County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,652
National
$55,322

Jackson County Reviews

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I really enjoy all the opportunities Jackson County provides. There is always something fun to do, but it also is a quieter area for those who just like the easy life. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from and amazing neighborhoods for families and couples alike.
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Being a current resident of Jackson, I have had many different experiences, it is better to stay in Noth Jackson, Madison, or Ridgeland. Overall my experience living in Jackson has been very exciting, Jackson is better than their negative reputation it has been given.
The city is on the rise we still have opportunities that prevent us from being as great as we could. The schools being revamped which is a huge boost. The crime is still high I believe that because we still need activities for the young people.