Jackson, Michigan Population 2019

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 165,072. 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, Michigan's estimated population is 32,605 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Jackson, Michigan is the 34th largest city in Michigan based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3001.93 people/mi² (1159.04 people/km²).

The overall median age is 32.1 years, 31.7 years for males, and 32.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 15,209 households in the city, with an average size of 2.51 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3%, with a median rent of $662/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $63,200.

The median income for households in Jackson, Michigan is $31,118, while the mean household income is $43,423.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 71.24%
  • Black or African American: 22.04%
  • Two or more races: 4.50%
  • Other race: 1.49%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%

How Many People Live in Jackson, Michigan?

32,605
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201832,605-112-0.34%
201732,717-1-0.00%
201632,718-213-0.65%
201532,931-88-0.27%
201433,019-110-0.33%
201333,129-60-0.18%
201233,189-45-0.14%
201133,234-198-0.59%
201033,432-2,884-0.82%
200036,316-1,130-0.31%
199037,446-2,293-0.59%
198039,739-5,745-1.34%
197045,484-5,236-1.08%
196050,720-368-0.07%
195051,0881,4320.28%
194049,656-5,531-1.05%
193055,1876,8131.33%
192048,37416,9414.41%
191031,4336,2532.24%
190025,1804,3821.93%
189020,7984,6932.59%
188016,1054,6583.47%
187011,4476,6489.08%
18604,7990.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018158,8231330.08%
2017158,6903690.23%
2016158,321-971-0.61%
2015159,292-145-0.09%
2014159,437-200-0.13%
2013159,637-329-0.21%
2012159,9663100.19%
2011159,656-469-0.29%
2010160,1250.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White23,421
Black or African American7,247
Two or More Races1,478
Some Other Race491
Asian165
American Indian and Alaska Native55
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander18

Jackson Population Pyramid 2019

Jackson Median Age

32.1


Total

31.7


Male

32.5


Female

Jackson Adults

There are 23,248 adults, (3,384 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female

17,366

52.82%

Male

15,509

47.18%

Jackson Households and Families

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
All54.1%45.9%
Male51.6%48.4%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Female36.9%63.1%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,7982.5154.1
Non Family5,4161.2247.8
Married3,5703.4978.7
Female2,9753.5336.9
Male8372.9651.6

3.28

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8264.12%
9th to 12th Grade2,46012.27%
High School Graduate6,58232.82%
Some College4,95224.70%
Associates Degree1,8699.32%
Bachelors Degree2,45612.25%
Graduate Degree9074.52%

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,56012,5282,695
Black3,8783,050517
Hispanic1,05777588
Multiple Races45733174
Other Race26820626
Asian1138114
Native American4644
Islander1818

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 white people with a rate of 18.51%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,378$30,220$23,394
Less Than High School$14,911$19,095$9,452
High School Grad$22,892$23,912$21,759
Some College$29,496$36,741$23,462
Bachelors Degree$39,896$50,591$31,616
Graduate Degree$54,508$72,500$50,865

$26,378

Average Earnings

$30,220

Average Male

$23,394

Average Female

Jackson Language

Jackson Language by Age

Jackson Language

96.08% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 3.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.70% of the population.

Jackson Poverty

Jackson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,4425,81127.10%
Black7,0513,62551.41%
Hispanic2,03468633.73%
Multiple1,44941528.64%
Other49112124.64%
Asian1654326.06%
Native5535.45%

32.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.50%

Male Poverty Rate

34.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Black, with 51.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Native, with 5.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.96%
High School25.57%
Some College24.27%
Bachelors or Greater7.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.91%
Male Unemployed43.04%
Female Employed21.12%
Male Employed11.96%

Jackson Income

Jackson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,118$43,423
Families$37,051$48,938
Married Families$55,222$65,071
Non Families$21,982$33,123

Jackson Marital Status

Jackson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.1%

Male Marriage Rate

29.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson Married by Age and Sex

Jackson 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 Marital Status by Race

Jackson Veterans

1,480

Number of Veterans

1,336

Male Veterans

144

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam414
First Gulf War250
Second Gulf War208
Korea120
World War II79

Jackson Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1936.80%
Black2725.98%
Hispanic473.80%
2 or More121.83%
Other31.04%

Jackson Veterans by Education

17.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Employment Status

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson 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

80.63%

Born in Michigan

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.08% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 80.63% having been born in Michigan. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.