Jackson, Missouri Population 2023

15,997

Jackson is a city located in Cape Girardeau County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Cape Girardeau County. With a 2023 population of 15,997, it is the 56th largest city in Missouri and the 2830th largest city in the United States.Jackson is currently growing at a rate of 1.09% annually and its population has increased by 3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,481 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Jackson has a population density of 1,489 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jackson is $83,425 with a poverty rate of 11.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jackson is 34.2 years, 33.8 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 93.37%
  • Two or more races: 2.91%
  • Black or African American: 2.03%
  • Other race: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Jackson, Missouri is 15,997 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,481.

Jackson, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jackson Population by Race

Jackson Population Pyramid 2023

Jackson Median Age

34.2

Total

33.8

Male

35.1

Female

Jackson Adults

There are 11,104 adults, (2,258 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female8,02453.88%
Male6,86946.12%

Jackson Population by Age

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.02

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.17%.

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$40,483

Average Earnings

$46,214

Average Male

$30,211

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

98.31% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.20% of the population.

Jackson Language

Jackson Poverty by Race

rate

11.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.82%

Male Poverty Rate

12.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Multiple, with 29.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Hispanic, with 5.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.49%.

Jackson Poverty

Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

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 35-44, 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

907

Number of Veterans

907

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Jackson Veterans by War

Jackson Veterans by Age

count

Jackson Veterans by Race

Jackson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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

74.19%

Born in Jackson

95.79%

Native Born

0.41%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.79% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 74.19% having been born in Missouri. 0.06% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Jackson Population by Year