Jackson, Missouri Population 2021

14,570
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Jackson is a city located in Cape Girardeau County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Cape Girardeau County. With a 2020 population of 14,570, it is the 52nd largest city in Missouri and the 2365th largest city in the United States . Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -0.90% annually but its population has increased by 5.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,758 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Jackson has a population density of 1,356 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jackson is $83,425 with a poverty rate of 9.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $880 per month, and the median house value is $164,800. The median age in Jackson is 35.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Jackson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jacksonwas:

  • White: 94.77%
  • Black or African American: 2.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Jackson, Missouri is 14,570 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,570.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,758.

Jackson, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,09494.77%
Black or African American3382.27%
Two or More Races2461.65%
Some Other Race700.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.40%
Asian420.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.15%
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Jackson Population by Race

Jackson Population Pyramid $2021

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Jackson Median Age

35.5


Total

34.9


Male

36.4


Female

Jackson Adults

There are 11,116 adults, (2,320 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female

7,918

53.24%

Male

6,954

46.76%

Jackson Population by Age

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jackson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female55.7%44.3%
All68.5%31.5%
Married79.4%20.6%
Male83.1%16.9%

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5252.6368.5
Married2,8703.1279.4
Non Family1,6321.3153.3
Female7873.555.7
Male2362.9483.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Jackson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3603.63%
9th to 12th Grade4734.77%
High School Graduate3,11131.37%
Some College2,29323.12%
Associates Degree6286.33%
Bachelors Degree1,90719.23%
Graduate Degree1,14411.54%
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Jackson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,2878,5262,858
Black27923716
Hispanic16316381
2+ Races12312362
Native American434318
Asian423434
Islander22
Other Race1919

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 80.95%.

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,830$46,955$29,165
Less Than 9th Grade$32,700$33,925$13,880
High School Graduate$33,534$45,660$18,438
Some College$29,494$41,290$26,141
Bachelors Degree$52,574$66,622$45,288
Graduate Degree$46,601$55,952$45,850

$39,830

Average Earnings

$46,955

Average Male

$29,165

Average Female

Jackson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson Language by Age

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Jackson Language

98.72% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 1.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Jackson Language

Jackson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5981,3209.71%
Multiple2462510.16%
Hispanic246145.69%
Black26962.23%

9.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.09%

Male Poverty Rate

12.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Multiple, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Black, with 2.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.13%.

Jackson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.11%
Some College10.09%
High School8.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed9.06%
Male Unemployed6.76%
Female Unemployed2.24%
Male Employed1.16%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,497$83,425
Families$73,903$94,016
Married Families$82,422-
Non Families$36,775$54,215
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Income by Household Type

Jackson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Jackson Marital Status by Race

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Jackson Marital Status

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916

Number of Veterans

916

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam270
Second Gulf War227
First Gulf War120
Korea96
World War II35

Jackson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54254
75+240
55 to 64185
65 to 74136
18 to 34101

Jackson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7957.54%
2+ Races4636.80%
Black3410.69%
Islander22100.00%
Hispanic1911.66%
Other Race19100.00%

Jackson Veterans by Race

Jackson Veterans by Education

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10.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson Employment by Age

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Jackson Employment by Race

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Jackson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.65%

Born in Jackson

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.62% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 79.65% having been born in Missouri. 0.05% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,570-133-0.90%
202014,703-133-0.90%
201914,836-133-0.89%
201814,969240.16%
201714,945680.46%
201614,8771360.92%
201514,7411390.95%
201414,6022521.76%
201314,3501811.28%
201214,1691491.06%
201114,0202111.53%
201013,8091,8621.46%
200011,9472,6912.58%
19909,2561,4291.69%
19807,8271,9312.87%
19705,8961,0211.92%
19604,8751,1682.78%
19503,7075941.76%
19403,1130.00%

Jackson Population by Year