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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Jackson County is located in North Carolina with a population of 41,725. Jackson County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Jackson County offers residents a rural feel and 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    376.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    115.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,997.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,764.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    339.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Jackson County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,078
National
$55,322

Jackson County Reviews

2 reviews
I love living in this county. The people around here are all very kind. One of my favorite things about living in this area is the environment. Trees surround the area as locals continuously sulk in the environment. I love living around here because it is inexpensive. The spring water is absolutely amazing, and I find it as a privilege to live in this area with these kind people.
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It is a quaint place. Lots of local history. Located in the heart of the great smoky mountains. Great for wildlife and Native American history.