Jackson is a city located in Hinds County and Rankin County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 154,340, it is the largest city in Mississippi and the 167th largest city in the United States . Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -2.00% annually and its population has decreased by -11.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 173,514 in 2010. Jackson reached it's highest population of 202,895 in 1980. Spanning over 113 miles, Jackson has a population density of 1,389 people per square mile.
The average household income in Jackson is $55,850 with a poverty rate of 25.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $847 per month, and the median house value is $90,700. The median age in Jackson is 33 years, 31.7 years for males, and 33.9 years for females.
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.
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.