Jackson, Kentucky Population 2024

2,075

Jackson is a city located in Breathitt County Kentucky. Jackson has a 2024 population of 2,075. It is also the county seat of Breathitt County.Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -1.94% annually and its population has decreased by -7.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,233 in 2020.

The average household income in Jackson is $50,464 with a poverty rate of 19.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jackson is 43.1 years, 41.4 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 97.2%
  • Asian: 1.79%
  • Two or more races: 1.01%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
827.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.08% (-158)
The current population of Jackson, Kentucky is 2,075 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,233.

Jackson, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,22297.2%
Asian411.79%
Two or more races231.01%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Jackson Population by Race

Jackson Population Pyramid 2024

Jackson Median Age

43.1

Total

41.4

Male

43.9

Female

Jackson Adults

There are 1,906 adults, (453 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female1,32457.92%
Male96242.08%

Jackson Population by Age

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0942.0257.842.2
Non Family4871.0643.956.1
Married3712.9477.622.4
Female1802.7147.852.2
Male562.0478.621.4
showing: 5 rows

2.7

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jackson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,380

Average Earnings

$34,657

Average Male

$23,906

Average Female

Jackson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jackson Language

97.84% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 2.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.89% of the population.

Jackson Language

Jackson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,10639618.8%
Multiple2323100%
Hispanic1414100%
showing: 3 rows

19.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.91%

Male Poverty Rate

17.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is White, with 18.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.21%.

Jackson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.86%
High School20.24%
Some College16.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.13%
showing: 4 rows

Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed88.57%
Male Employed3.46%
Female Employed3.24%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jackson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jackson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jackson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

71

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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Jackson Veterans by War

count

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Jackson Veterans by Age

count

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Jackson Veterans by Race

Jackson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.89%

Born in Jackson

98.21%

Native Born

1.79%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.21% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 88.89% having been born in Kentucky. 1.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jackson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,870-41-2.15%
20281,911-41-2.1%
20271,952-41-2.06%
20261,993-41-2.02%
20252,034-41-1.98%
20242,075-41-1.94%
20232,116-41-1.9%
20222,157-41-1.87%
20212,198-35-1.57%
20202,23329815.4%
20191,935-30-1.53%
20181,965-31-1.55%
20171,996-48-2.35%
20162,044-35-1.68%
20152,079-6-0.29%
20142,085-31-1.47%
20132,116-21-0.98%
20122,137-32-1.48%
20112,169-18-0.82%
20102,187
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Jackson Population by Year