Jackson, Mississippi Population 2020

164,422

Jackson is a city located in the state of Mississippi. It is located in the counties of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin, and it is the county seat of Hinds County, sharing power with the city of Raymond. It is also the capital of the state of Mississippi.

Interesting Notes on Jackson

Jackson has developed a reputation for its music, earning it the nickname “The City with Soul” because of the many musicians that were born there.

Jackson Population Size and Density

The city’s population at the time of the last official census was 173,514. This number has since declined according to recent estimates, with this data showing that the population is now at 164,422. Jackson’s total area is 113.2 square miles, and it has a population density of 1,523 residents per square mile.

Jackson Population Statistics

Residents between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest age group, accounting for 29.1% of the total population. Residents under the age of 18 make up 28.5% of the population, while 10.9% of residents are at least 65 years old.

There are more women than men living in Jackson, with 86.9 males for every 100 females. About 23.5% of the total population of Jackson lives below the federal poverty line.

Population Growth in Jackson, Mississippi

During its earliest years, Jackson experienced significant population growth. At the time of the 1980 census, this number had risen to over 200,000. However, a period of decline followed, and each 10-year census following has posted a population loss. This loss has primarily been attributed to more people moving to suburban areas outside of the city limits. However, it has been predicted that this trend will change in the future and the population will grow once again as more people seek the attractions and amenities offered in the city.

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, 30.7 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males.

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

Jackson Ms Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 82.02%
  • White: 16.62%
  • Two or more races: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%

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 Percentage
Black or African American138,50182.02%
White28,06316.62%
Two or More Races9890.59%
Asian6640.39%
Some Other Race4700.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.03%

Jackson Ms Population Pyramid 2020

Jackson Ms Median Age

32.4


Total

30.7


Male

33.6


Female

Jackson Ms Adults

There are 125,734 adults, (19,726 of whom are seniors) in Jackson Ms.

Jackson Ms Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Ms Sex Ratio

Female

90,434

53.55%

Male

78,428

46.45%

Jackson Ms Households and Families

Jackson Ms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson Ms Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
Male52.9%47.1%
All50.4%49.6%
Non Family42.2%57.8%
Female40.3%59.7%

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,1092.650.4
Non Family24,7851.2142.2
Married17,0503.3271.8
Female16,8813.7740.3
Male3,3933.3452.9

3.41

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson Ms Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2814.08%
9th to 12th Grade10,83310.34%
High School Graduate26,71525.49%
Some College26,02524.83%
Associates Degree8,0957.72%
Bachelors Degree16,58815.83%
Graduate Degree12,27611.71%

Jackson Ms Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black82,75069,35317,218
White20,04718,88010,885
Hispanic1,059607241
Asian526485347
Multiple Races516426129
Other Race1849112
Native American1169937
Islander414139

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 95.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,059$31,016$26,008
Less Than High School$18,376$20,003$16,072
High School Grad$21,923$24,524$19,773
Some College$26,652$31,181$24,126
Bachelors Degree$37,858$45,513$32,700
Graduate Degree$51,284$64,484$44,028

$28,059

Average Earnings

$31,016

Average Male

$26,008

Average Female

Jackson Ms Language

Jackson Ms Language by Age

Jackson Ms Language

97.55% of Jackson Ms residents speak only English, while 2.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Jackson Ms Poverty

Jackson Ms Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black133,26739,62829.74%
White25,3162,63510.41%
Hispanic2,06189443.38%
Other46439885.78%
Multiple94337139.34%
Asian6187211.65%
Native11686.90%

26.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.25%

Male Poverty Rate

29.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson Ms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson Ms is Other, with 85.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson Ms is Native, with 6.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.79%
High School23.92%
Some College18.24%
Bachelors or Greater7.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.98%
Male Unemployed38.54%
Female Employed14.83%
Male Employed8.31%

Jackson Ms Income

Jackson Ms Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,563$54,744
Families$46,495$65,698
Married Families$72,115$96,026
Non Families$25,711$35,523

Jackson Ms Marital Status

Jackson Ms Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

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

7,468

Number of Veterans

6,646

Male Veterans

822

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,512
First Gulf War1,495
Second Gulf War1,236
Korea744
World War II304

Jackson Ms Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5,6205.59%
White1,7697.52%
2 or More579.48%
Hispanic302.28%
Indian2016.39%
Hawaiian23.77%

Jackson Ms Veterans by Education

11.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Ms Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

11.8%

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

83.35%

Born in Mississippi

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.68% of Jackson Ms residents were born in the United States, with 83.35% having been born in Mississippi. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.