Jackson, Mississippi Population 2022

151,196
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Jackson is a city located in Hinds County and Rankin County Mississippi. Jackson has a 2020 population of 151,196. Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -2.04% annually and its population has decreased by -12.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 173,698 in 2010.

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 $856 per month, and the median house value is $91,400. 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 151,196 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 151,196.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 173,698.

Jackson, Mississippi Population 2022

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010588,2720.00%
2011593,4095,1370.87%
2012595,5852,1760.37%
2013596,3257400.12%
2014597,3571,0320.17%
2015597,9285710.10%
2016599,1701,2420.21%
2017599,3581880.03%
2018597,376-1,982-0.33%
2019594,806-2,570-0.43%
2020592,236-2,570-0.43%
2021589,666-2,570-0.44%

Jackson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,50916.19%
Black or African American135,06982.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1310.08%
Asian5450.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander730.04%
Some Other Race3110.19%
Two or More Races1,1400.70%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
Male51.3%48.7%
All49%51%
Non Family39.9%60.1%
Female37.4%62.6%

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,8612.4949
Married17,5643.3172.9
Male2,9363.4251.3
Female15,6113.6337.4
Non Family26,7501.239.9

3.34

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Jackson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8523.70%
9th to 12th Grade9,9409.55%
High School Graduate26,06825.04%
Some College25,34924.35%
Associates Degree9,2848.92%
Bachelors Degree16,55115.90%
Graduate Degree13,06312.55%
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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
Islander525248
Asian377347305
Other Race1388880
White19,17218,22910,850
Hispanic909709317
Native American997028
2+ Races689602194
Black83,02870,47817,850

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,120$32,227$26,261
Less Than 9th Grade$19,125$21,314$14,575
High School Graduate$23,806$27,014$20,217
Some College$26,348$32,681$23,669
Bachelors Degree$40,984$46,816$36,152
Graduate Degree$53,191$63,409$46,661

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1233528.46%
Multiple1,09830327.60%
Black130,05534,97826.89%
Hispanic1,99644722.39%
White23,5652,62511.14%
Asian484275.58%
Other148NaN%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.35%
High School22.12%
Some College18.36%
Bachelors or Greater6.47%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.61%
Male Unemployed36.02%
Female Employed12.99%
Female Unemployed44.61%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,064$56,557
Families$49,366$68,296
Married Families$72,659$95,900
Non Families$27,468$38,360
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War971
First Gulf War1,498
Vietnam2,512
Korea484
World War II163

Jackson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34350
35 to 541,742
55 to 641,509
65 to 741,582
75+1,426

Jackson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3626.03%
Black5,1775.21%
Native American43.74%
Islander45.48%
2+ Races627.95%
Hispanic443.44%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,9000.00%
18603,1911,2915.32%
18704,2341,0432.87%
18805,2049702.08%
18905,9207161.30%
19007,8161,8962.82%
191021,26213,44610.53%
192022,8171,5550.71%
193048,28225,4657.78%
194062,10713,8252.55%
195098,27136,1644.70%
1960144,42246,1513.93%
1970153,9689,5460.64%
1980202,89548,9272.80%
1990196,637-6,258-0.31%
2000184,256-12,381-0.65%
2010173,698-10,558-0.59%
2011175,1491,4510.84%
2012174,822-327-0.19%
2013172,927-1,895-1.08%
2014172,014-913-0.53%
2015170,901-1,113-0.65%
2016169,022-1,879-1.10%
2017166,823-2,199-1.30%
2018163,772-3,051-1.83%
2019160,628-3,144-1.92%
2020157,484-3,144-1.96%
2021154,340-3,144-2.00%
2022151,196-3,144-2.04%

Jackson Population by Year