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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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Jackson is a city in Mississippi with a population of 172,039. Jackson is in Hinds County. Living in Jackson offers residents a 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
172,039

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    356
    283
  • Murder
    34
    6
  • Rape
    82
    41
  • Robbery
    400
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,145
    500
  • Theft
    2,978
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    513
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,866
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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Jackson Reviews

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I really enjoy living in Jackson. It is affordable and friendly. I have met amazing people! People are so invested in the community here - from beginning new businesses, to supporting small merchants, to volunteering. The new museums are amazing as well. The city feels like a community in so many lovely ways. While there are things that need improvement - infrastructure and public schools, to name a few - residents of the city seem invested in making changes at the grassroots.
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The Jackson area has plenty of places to shop, eat and have fun during the day. Festivals and small carnivals pop up at random times of the year that give families different things to do. Nightlife is made for older crowds, so teenagers aren't given much to do after 9 other than going to a restaurant or a theatre. If there were more fun things to do that would influence people to be more creative such as First Fondren Thursday or open mic nights at cafès throughout the month, I believe Jackson would be a more popular and fun place to live. Oh and FYI, the pot holes and lifted parts in the roads can be horrendous so watch out!
Community oriented. A lot of things to do, Historic districts, good college community. Lot of job opportunities mainly in the healthcare field. Good mayor who cares about change, and the citizens that reside in jackson. Jackson has great potential for upcoming development, if there are people that care enough for the city. Growing up in Jackson, I think it would become a better city if people put more effort into caring about it and bringing about more opportunities for teenagers to keep them out of trouble, and bringing in more job opportunities to keep the crime rate low. For Jackson to be as bad as people make it seem, there are plenty of more people who care about preserving it and bringing back the good to it. There are both good and bad parts of Jackson, same as any other cities. Living in and growing up in Jackson will make you more humble, compared to visiting other cities.