Jackson, Mississippi Population 2018

Jackson, Mississippi's estimated population is 166,965 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 1503.53 people/mi² (580.51 people/km²), with a household density of 263.97 people/km² (683.67 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 32.1 years, 30.4 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 75,921 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%, with a median rent of $767/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $89,500.

The median income for households in Jackson, Mississippi is $32,866, while the mean household income is $50,824. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017166,965-2,040-1.21%
2016169,005-1,747-1.02%
2015170,752-1,178-0.69%
2014171,930-942-0.54%
2013172,872-1,906-1.09%
2012174,778-309-0.18%
2011175,0871,3590.78%
2010173,728-10,528-0.59%
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%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American139,627
White29,525
Two or More Races1,094
Some Other Race916
Asian642
American Indian and Alaska Native152
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander83

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Jackson Ms Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Jackson Ms Median Age

32.1


Total

30.4


Male

33.6


Female

Jackson Ms Adults

There are 127,137 adults, (19,096 of which are seniors) in Jackson Ms.

Jackson Ms Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Ms Sex Ratio

Female

92,621

53.84%

Male

79,418

46.16%

Jackson Ms Households and Families

Jackson Ms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson Ms Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75%25%
Male55.2%44.8%
All51.6%48.4%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
Female40%60%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson Ms Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,4672.6151.6
Non Family24,8201.2343.3
Female17,9523.7540
Married17,1963.2775
Male3,4993.3555.2

3.4

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson Ms Households

Jackson Ms Education

Jackson Ms Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5844.34%
9th to 12th Grade11,70711.07%
High School Graduate26,82125.37%
Some College26,43125.00%
Associates Degree7,7897.37%
Bachelors Degree16,33315.45%
Graduate Degree12,06111.41%

Jackson Ms Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black81,76167,52016,053
White21,79020,37811,723
Hispanic1,124583209
Multiple Races567494125
Asian481439254
Other Race3711128
Native American13812410
Islander838355

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 66.27%.

Jackson Ms Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,371$28,648$24,751
Less Than High School$15,589$16,060$14,936
High School Grad$20,499$23,277$17,460
Some College$25,260$27,281$22,956
Bachelors Degree$35,664$40,305$33,321
Graduate Degree$50,270$61,677$41,805

$26,371

Average Earnings

$28,648

Average Male

$24,751

Average Female

Jackson Ms Language

Jackson Ms Language by Age

Jackson Ms Language

97.41% of Jackson Ms residents speak only English, while 2.59% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Jackson Ms Poverty

Jackson Ms Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black134,93245,84333.97%
White27,2273,51112.90%
Hispanic2,0891,13654.38%
Other88365173.73%
Multiple1,07740137.23%
Native1385942.75%
Asian571539.28%
Islander812632.10%

30.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.10%

Male Poverty Rate

32.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson Ms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson Ms is Other, with 73.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson Ms is Asian, with 9.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.85%.

Jackson Ms Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.87%
High School30.40%
Some College20.04%
Bachelors or Greater8.61%

Jackson Ms Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.19%
Male Unemployed42.84%
Female Employed17.86%
Male Employed10.89%

Jackson Ms Income

Jackson Ms Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,866$50,824
Families$40,134$60,569
Married Families$65,744$92,366
Non Families$22,997$33,312

Jackson Ms Marital Status

Jackson Ms Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

25.4%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Jackson Ms Marital Status by Race

Jackson Ms Veterans

Jackson Ms Veterans by War

8,344

Number of Veterans

7,234

Male Veterans

1,110

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,719
First Gulf War1,767
Second Gulf War1,367
Korea721
World War II510

Jackson Ms Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 542,309
55 to 641,873
75+1,766
65 to 741,642
18 to 34754

Jackson Ms Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5,9445.95%
White2,2789.05%
Indian7650.00%
2 or More446.57%
Hispanic181.28%
Hawaiian22.41%

Jackson Ms Veterans by Education

15.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Ms Employment Status

Jackson Ms Employment by Age

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

12.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson Ms Employment by Race

Jackson Ms Employment by Education

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

82.36%

Born in Mississippi

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

1.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.53% of Jackson Ms residents were born in the United States, with 82.36% having been born in Mississippi. 1.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.