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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Jackson is a city in Mississippi with a population of 168,862. Jackson is in Hinds County. Living in Jackson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jackson there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jackson and residents tend to be liberal.
About Jackson...
Population
168,862

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Jackson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    360.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    47
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    286.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,248.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,846.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    636.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Jackson

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,563
National
$55,322
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Jackson Reviews

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I have lived in Jackson Mississippi for over four years now. I moved to Jackson to play soccer at Jackson State University. As I have lived her, Jackson Ms has allowed me to explore such a beautiful state filled with diversity and sweet southern people. The residents of Jackson are very welcoming and extremely kind people. Everyone in Jackson supports each other in not only businesses but every day activities. They like to see everyone succeed. I would recommend Jackson to anyone. There is always stuff to do here. There is a very big mall filled with many popular stores that so many people love. There are many delicious restaurants around there area. Jackson is basically a big circle it does not take more than 20-25 minutes to get from one side of town to the other. The gas is extremely cheap and the cost of living is affordable for everyone. Job opportunity is available all over the city of Jackson, which is very convenient especially for students who not only attend college.
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I loved growing up in Jackson. There always seemed to be something to do. I still live here and will always advocate for it being better. I’m ashamed of the state of our roads and streets, but it seems the current leadership is always actively working on that. The leadership also seems to be about improving the quality of life of all of Jackson’s residents. Our public schools don’t get consistent praise but that doesn’t mean all are doing poorly. There are programs in each school that increase students’ scholastic achievement at least for a small portion of the student population. Unfortunately, funding is often lacking to help all students.
My perspective of Jackson is that it needs to be improved. Its needs to improve on its safety in roads and society. As a native and resident of Jackson, I would like Jackson be safe city throughout the state of Mississippi and America. Though it might take a long period of time, I believe Jackson can be better. In this modern era, I have seen senseless killings and disorganized roads. People entirely complaining about this situation. It make you so sick that you want to leave the city and never return. Though this still continuing, I believe we, as people of Jackson, can make change. Through the power of God and people we can achieve this objective. If we complete this objective, people would think of Jackson in a better way.