Jackson, Michigan Population 2024

30,759

Jackson is a city located in Jackson County Michigan. Jackson has a 2024 population of 30,759. It is also the county seat of Jackson County. Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,303 in 2020.

The average household income in Jackson is $55,341 with a poverty rate of 24.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jackson is 35 years, 32.7 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 67.81%
  • Black or African American: 20.47%
  • Two or more races: 9.68%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
10.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,837.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.74% (-544)
The current population of Jackson, Michigan is 30,759 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,303.

Jackson, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,30767.81%
Black or African American6,43220.47%
Two or more races3,0409.68%
Other race4201.34%
Asian1660.53%
Native American480.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.02%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jackson Population by Race

Jackson Population Pyramid 2024

Jackson Median Age

35

Total

32.7

Male

36.2

Female

Jackson Adults

There are 23,877 adults, (3,765 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female16,45852.38%
Male14,96247.62%

Jackson Population by Age

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,1312.3454.745.3
Non Family6,3021.2440.859.2
Married3,8703.2179.520.5
Female2,2953.5146.553.5
Male6643.6471.428.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5482.68%
9th to 12th Grade2,05010.04%
High School Graduate7,77038.06%
Some College5,24025.67%
Associates Degree1,6818.23%
Bachelors Degree2,18410.7%
Graduate Degree9424.61%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White14,53312,9732,347
Black3,7503,150369
2+ Races1,2421,023204
Hispanic1,079840181
Other Race28516914
Asian1269755
Native American48310
Islander700

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.65%.

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,648$36,981$29,270
Less Than 9th Grade$21,951$29,628$18,681
High School Graduate$29,157$34,852$27,410
Some College$34,691$38,689$29,358
Bachelors Degree$41,384$40,536$41,893
Graduate Degree$70,333$78,333$59,531

$33,648

Average Earnings

$36,981

Average Male

$29,270

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

95.64% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 4.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Jackson Language

Jackson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,0803,95219.68%
Black6,2892,16934.49%
Multiple2,94185429.04%
Hispanic1,94563632.7%
Asian1625030.86%
Other409409.78%
Native483879.17%
Islander77100%

24.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.16%

Male Poverty Rate

26.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Other, with 9.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.33%.

Jackson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.74%
High School22.77%
Some College16.81%
Bachelors or Greater8.1%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.21%
Female Unemployed28.12%
Female Employed16.48%
Male Employed5.13%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$41,988$55,341
Families$58,350$71,997
Married Families$78,929$88,959
Non Families$27,552$34,836

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

31.5%

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

Jackson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jackson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,247

Number of Veterans

1,091

Male Veterans

156

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam374
Second Gulf War224
First Gulf War202
Korea43
World War II27

Jackson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64402
35 to 54293
65 to 74269
75+164
18 to 34119

Jackson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0986.53%
Black1272.81%
Hispanic423.26%
2+ Races201.02%
Other Race20.58%

Jackson Veterans by Race

Jackson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

10.9%

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

83%

Born in Jackson

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 83% 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 Asia.

Jackson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,079-136-0.45%
202830,215-136-0.45%
202730,351-136-0.45%
202630,487-136-0.44%
202530,623-136-0.44%
202430,759-136-0.44%
202330,895-136-0.44%
202231,031-182-0.58%
202131,213-90-0.29%
202031,303-1,108-3.42%
201932,411-164-0.5%
201832,575-149-0.46%
201732,724-8-0.02%
201632,732-210-0.64%
201532,942-86-0.26%
201433,028-107-0.32%
201333,135-59-0.18%
201233,194-39-0.12%
201133,233-193-0.58%
201033,426-2,890-7.96%
200036,316-1,130-3.02%
199037,446-2,293-5.77%
198039,739-5,745-12.63%
197045,484-5,236-10.32%
196050,720-368-0.72%
195051,0881,4322.88%
194049,656-5,531-10.02%
193055,1876,81314.08%
192048,37416,94153.9%
191031,4336,25324.83%
190025,1804,38221.07%
189020,7984,69329.14%
188016,1054,65840.69%
187011,4476,648138.53%
18604,79900%
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Jackson Population by Year