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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Jackson is a city in Mississippi with a population of 170,393. 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
170,393

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    35.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    321.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,191.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,788.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    443.6
    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
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Jackson

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,308
National
$55,322
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Jackson Reviews

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I have lived in Jackson my whole life and while there aren't many big businesses or companies located here, there's always something to do if you put your mind to it. I have enjoyed my time with friends and the beautiful landscape around me as I've grown up. It has character and soul. Small music festivals come to town and there's always some musician playing in Duling Hall on the weekends. There are lots of good private schools, however, the public schools have been taken over by the federal government because of how poor they are so that needs to be fixed. I do believe Jackson is segregated more than people like to admit but maybe in due time that will be fixed. Overall, I love Jackson and I love that I got to grow up in Mississippi and evolve my way of thinking with multiple perspectives.
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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.
I have lived in Jackson for mostly my entire life. I love my city the atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming. I would love to see Jackson thrive economically socially, and morally again.

I believe that if the city would come together to create a better economy for its residence than many of the social deficiencies will correct itself.

Jackson is a place with rich culture and heritage. It is a city that can be great again if the citizens, politicians, and socially will allow it to be.

Overall, the food is great, the people are nice, the culture is unique and diverse, and they're more things to do than people think !

I love my city.