Jackson, Mississippi Population 2019

Jackson, Mississippi's estimated population is 164,422 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Jackson, Mississippi is the 1st largest city in Mississippi based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1480.63 people/mi² (571.67 people/km²).

The overall median age is 32.4 years, 30.6 years for males, and 33.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.6 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Jackson, Mississippi is $35,308, while the mean household income is $52,708.

Jackson Ms Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jackson Ms was:

  • Black or African American: 81.69%
  • White: 16.92%
  • Two or more races: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%

How Many People Live in Jackson, Mississippi?

164,422
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018164,422-2,487-1.49%
2017166,909-2,171-1.28%
2016169,080-1,863-1.09%
2015170,943-1,087-0.63%
2014172,030-913-0.53%
2013172,943-1,902-1.09%
2012174,845-323-0.18%
2011175,1681,4300.82%
2010173,738-10,518-0.59%
2000184,256-12,381-0.65%
1990196,637-6,258-0.31%
1980202,89548,9272.80%
1970153,9689,5460.64%
1960144,42246,1513.93%
195098,27136,1644.70%
194062,10713,8252.55%
193048,28225,4657.78%
192022,8171,5550.71%
191021,26213,44610.53%
19007,8161,8962.82%
18905,9207161.30%
18805,2049702.08%
18704,2341,0432.87%
18603,1911,2915.32%
18501,9000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018580,166-1,386-0.24%
2017581,5523220.06%
2016581,2301,6350.28%
2015579,5957390.13%
2014578,8561,3340.23%
2013577,5228730.15%
2012576,6492,3770.41%
2011574,2725,4030.94%
2010568,8690.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American139,196
White28,835
Two or More Races1,004
Asian665
Some Other Race492
American Indian and Alaska Native116
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander85

Jackson Ms Population Pyramid 2019

Jackson Ms Median Age

32.4


Total

30.6


Male

33.8


Female

Jackson Ms Adults

There are 126,486 adults, (19,811 of whom are seniors) in Jackson Ms.

Jackson Ms Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Ms Sex Ratio

Female

91,166

53.50%

Male

79,227

46.50%

Jackson Ms Households and Families

Jackson Ms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson Ms Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
Male57.4%42.6%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family44.1%55.9%
Female39.9%60.1%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,8952.651.5
Non Family24,7331.2244.1
Female17,6813.7339.9
Married17,1083.2972.8
Male3,3733.3757.4

3.39

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson Ms Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6314.39%
9th to 12th Grade11,65811.04%
High School Graduate27,43325.99%
Some College25,29523.96%
Associates Degree7,9407.52%
Bachelors Degree16,34615.49%
Graduate Degree12,24811.60%

Jackson Ms Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black82,44268,02816,580
White21,12419,76411,317
Hispanic989541216
Asian543509316
Multiple Races526461142
Other Race1958411
Native American1018919
Islander808052

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 65.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,114$30,332$25,657
Less Than High School$17,335$18,592$16,061
High School Grad$21,238$24,280$18,581
Some College$25,814$29,438$23,660
Bachelors Degree$36,832$42,069$33,674
Graduate Degree$50,418$60,353$42,150

$27,114

Average Earnings

$30,332

Average Male

$25,657

Average Female

Jackson Ms Language

Jackson Ms Language by Age

Jackson Ms Language

97.62% of Jackson Ms residents speak only English, while 2.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.47% of the population.

Jackson Ms Poverty

Jackson Ms Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black134,35343,04332.04%
White26,3952,95511.20%
Hispanic1,89597051.19%
Other48643188.68%
Multiple94236338.54%
Asian6338713.74%
Native1014847.52%
Islander782633.33%

28.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.37%

Male Poverty Rate

31.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson Ms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson Ms is Other, with 88.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson Ms is White, with 11.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.39%
High School25.93%
Some College20.12%
Bachelors or Greater8.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.00%
Male Unemployed41.78%
Female Employed17.03%
Male Employed10.05%

Jackson Ms Income

Jackson Ms Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,308$52,708
Families$43,033$62,807
Married Families$69,182$93,476
Non Families$24,166$34,211

Jackson Ms Marital Status

Jackson Ms Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.8%

Male Marriage Rate

26.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson Ms Married by Age and Sex

Jackson Ms Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jackson Ms Marital Status by Race

Jackson Ms Veterans

7,801

Number of Veterans

6,928

Male Veterans

873

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,697
First Gulf War1,653
Second Gulf War1,093
Korea786
World War II388
Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,012
55 to 641,868
75+1,769
65 to 741,540
18 to 34612

Jackson Ms Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5,6105.60%
White2,0828.50%
Indian5749.14%
2 or More508.24%
Hispanic262.08%
Hawaiian22.35%

Jackson Ms Veterans by Education

14.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Ms Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson Ms Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.31%

Born in Mississippi

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.72% of Jackson Ms residents were born in the United States, with 82.31% having been born in Mississippi. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.