Jackson, Mississippi Population 2022

149,739
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Jackson is a city located in Hinds County and Rankin County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 149,739, it is the largest city in Mississippi and the 189th largest city in the United States. Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -8.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 163,778 in 2020. Spanning over 113 miles, Jackson has a population density of 1,348 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jackson is $55,850 with a poverty rate of 24.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 82.47%
  • White: 16.19%
  • Two or more races: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.33%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Jackson, Mississippi is 149,739 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 163,778.

Jackson, Mississippi Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Jackson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Jackson Population by Race

Jackson Population Pyramid 2022

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Jackson Median Age

33.5


Total

32.2


Male

34.7


Female

Jackson Adults

There are 123,577 adults, (21,260 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female

88,453

54.01%

Male

75,325

45.99%

Jackson Population by Age

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jackson Household Types

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson Households and Families

3.34

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Jackson Households by Type

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Jackson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 92.31%.

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

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$29,120

Average Earnings

$32,227

Average Male

$26,261

Average Female

Jackson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson Language by Age

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Jackson Language

97.98% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 2.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Jackson Language

Jackson Poverty by Race

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24.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.53%

Male Poverty Rate

26.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Native, with 28.46% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.48%.

Jackson Poverty

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Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

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Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Jackson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

27.4%

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

Jackson Marital Status by Race

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Jackson Marital Status

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6,609

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Jackson Veterans by War

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Jackson Veterans by Age

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Jackson Veterans by Race

Jackson Veterans by Education

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11.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

11.4%

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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83.90%

Born in Jackson

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 83.90% having been born in Mississippi. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jackson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Jackson Population by Year