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Jackson County
  • County in North Carolina

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade B
  6. Jobs
    grade A minus
  7. Weather
    grade B
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B+

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Jackson County is located in North Carolina with a population of 43,435. Jackson County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. In Jackson County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Jackson County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jackson County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,900
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$747
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    376.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    115.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    37.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,997.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    7,764.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    339.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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