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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C+
Jackson County is located in Mississippi with a population of 142,014. Jackson County is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. In Jackson County, most residents own their homes. In Jackson County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Jackson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jackson County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Jackson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    898.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,676.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    318.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Jackson County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,142
National
$55,322

Jackson County Reviews

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The area is great. Being positioned between larger towns like Biloxi, Pascagoula and D'iberville means that while you still get the appeal of living in a small town, you don't have to deal with the limited amount of businesses that usually come with it.
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It certainly isn't a crime-ridden area. While there may be the occasional teenager checking for unlocked cars, overall it's a nice area.
There is not very much crime activity at all, as it is a rather easy town for cops to patrol with there being only one four-way stop. Most people around town are laid back and minding their own business.