B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$751
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Jackson Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    351
    273
  • Murder
    31
    6
  • Rape
    82
    41
  • Robbery
    458
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,405
    525
  • Theft
    3,063
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    589
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,250
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • 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
    16%
    13%
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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!
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I do often make trips to Jackson, Mississippi to visit relatives , shopping malls, and conduct business ventures. Many major organizations are located in Jackson, Mississippi which cause many people to visit the Jackson, Mississippi Area for personal business, The commute time on United States Highway 49 from Indianola, Mississippi to Jackson is very comfortable since the completion of the construction. The commute Time now provides a sense of safety, and security.
Job opportunities in Jackson are greater because of the many organizations, and companies are located within the Area. There is a sense of healthy living, and the cost of living can be expensive, but affordable. There is a nightlife in the Jackson Area that is exciting, and entertaining. A individuals can find the appropriate places to spend their night.
The public schools in Jackson, Mississippi are high quality, and well maintenance.
Jackson, MS has southern charm and beautiful greenery. The people are friendly and stands up to its motto of being The Hospitality State. Coming from Houston, TX all you see if concrete and high rises. It's a wonderful thing to see the beautiful trees and smell fresh air.

Jackson has mom and pops restaurants like "Peaches" in the historical Farrish Street district as well as chain restaurants like Olive Garden. Personally, I prefer the mom and pops restaurants because the food is made with love. It's AWESOME!!!

The one thing that I would change is the small minded views. A person is not allowed to be him or herself without being judged. With MS being part of the Bible Belt, some Christian's project their religious beliefs on others. However, it's a great place to raise a family. Jackson is a great example of "it takes a village". Neighbors look out for one another and protects its most valuable resource. CHILDREN.