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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Jackson is a town in Ohio with a population of 6,293. Jackson is in Jackson County. Living in Jackson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Jackson and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jackson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Jackson Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    16
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,246.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Jackson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,164
National
$55,322
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Jackson Reviews

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Jackson is a nice, small town. It is a cozy place to raise a family. There are several places to eat, parks to play in, and stores to shop. The people in Jackson are very neighborly and there won't be a person who doesn't know your name. The schools are very nice and teachers are very dedicated to their students. The band program is the pride of the town and has over 200 members. The sports programs are some of the best in the state. The small businesses in town are supportive of each other and dedicate their time to the community. This is a loving and supportive community that would love to have you!
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I love Jackson, Ohio. There are many attributes of Jackson that make it such a great place to grow up. For example, our community is endlessly and unapologetically supportive of every endeavor we pursue. When Jackson hosts a football game, you know that almost the entire small town will come out and support. However, growing up in a small Appalachian town has its disadvantages. Jobs here are very little and low paying, diversity is almost nonexistent, nightlife is very inactive, and the ability to eat healthy is very difficult due to the simple lack of options. However, these disadvantages teaches each and every one of us a very important trait: Hard Work. Many citizens of Jackson have multiple jobs, go to school, and take care of large families all while trying to maintain a social life. The sheer determination of the people of Jackson, OH is the true characteristic of our region and is the reason why I am so incredibly proud to be from Jackson, OH.
Growing up in a small town where everyone knows everyone is nice and really does make you feel at home, but as you get older, you end up learning that Jackson really isn't the place to be. There isn't much to do, there isn't much to see, stores are coming and going, and getting jobs is nearly impossible what with the small area. Not to mention, there's hardly any diversity, aside from our "southern" citizens. It's a toxic environment, but at least there's plenty of pizza places!