Jackson, Michigan Population 2020

32,603

Jackson is a city located in Jackson County, Michigan. With a 2020 population of 32,603, it is the 34th largest city in Michigan and the 1198th largest city in the United States. Jackson is currently declining at a rate of -0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -2.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,534 in 2010. Jackson reached it's highest population of 55,187 in 1930. Spanning over 11 miles, Jackson has a population density of 3,002 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jackson is $46,071 with a poverty rate of 29.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $696 per month, and the median house value is $66,700. The median age in Jackson is 33 years, 31.6 years for males, and 34.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 72.15%
  • Black or African American: 20.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.59%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Jackson, Michigan is 32,603, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,605. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,534.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020159,0891330.08%
2019158,9561330.08%
2018158,8231330.08%
2017158,6903690.23%
2016158,321-971-0.61%
2015159,292-145-0.09%
2014159,437-200-0.13%
2013159,637-329-0.21%
2012159,9663100.19%
2011159,656-469-0.29%
2010160,1250.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,66572.15%
Black or African American6,86020.91%
Two or More Races1,5054.59%
Some Other Race4431.35%
Asian2460.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.05%

Jackson Population Pyramid 2020

Jackson Median Age

33


Total

31.6


Male

34.1


Female

Jackson Adults

There are 23,686 adults, (3,421 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female

17,142

52.26%

Male

15,658

47.74%

Jackson Households and Families

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
Male56.7%43.3%
All55.4%44.6%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female41.3%58.7%

55.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1232.4455.4
Non Family5,5561.2249.6
Married3,7883.474.5
Female2,9203.3641.3
Male8592.9456.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7383.60%
9th to 12th Grade2,42511.82%
High School Graduate6,93333.80%
Some College5,07824.76%
Associates Degree1,7878.71%
Bachelors Degree2,51612.27%
Graduate Degree1,0365.05%

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,95813,0002,692
Black3,8763,039636
Hispanic1,077821117
Multiple Races44735197
Other Race23518421
Asian16514234
Native American5149
Islander188

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 21.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,740$31,138$24,549
Less Than High School$16,678$22,432$8,362
High School Grad$24,950$27,124$23,499
Some College$30,766$36,809$25,917
Bachelors Degree$35,286$47,851$31,039
Graduate Degree$54,849$71,750$48,333

$27,740

Average Earnings

$31,138

Average Male

$24,549

Average Female

Jackson Language

Jackson Language by Age

Jackson Language

96.37% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Jackson Poverty

Jackson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,5985,23924.26%
Black6,6293,16347.71%
Hispanic2,04173836.16%
Multiple1,47645831.03%
Other44211926.92%
Asian2465421.95%
Islander1010100.00%
Native6334.76%

29.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.17%

Male Poverty Rate

32.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Native, with 4.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.58%
High School23.71%
Some College22.36%
Bachelors or Greater7.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.85%
Male Unemployed40.34%
Female Employed19.64%
Male Employed8.92%

Jackson Income

Jackson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,404$46,071
Families$40,419$52,835
Married Families$60,281$69,126
Non Families$23,360$33,900

Jackson Marital Status

Jackson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson Married by Age and Sex

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

Jackson Veterans

1,507

Number of Veterans

1,335

Male Veterans

172

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam463
Second Gulf War273
First Gulf War201
Korea86
World War II44
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2116.72%
Black2826.25%
Hispanic715.69%
2 or More142.17%

$Jackson Veterans by Education

16.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.63%

Born in Michigan

98.03%

Native Born

1.97%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.03% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 80.63% having been born in Michigan. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202032,603-1-0.00%
201932,604-1-0.00%
201832,605-112-0.34%
201732,717-1-0.00%
201632,718-213-0.65%
201532,931-88-0.27%
201433,019-110-0.33%
201333,129-60-0.18%
201233,189-45-0.14%
201133,234-198-0.59%
201033,432-2,884-0.82%
200036,316-1,130-0.31%
199037,446-2,293-0.59%
198039,739-5,745-1.34%
197045,484-5,236-1.08%
196050,720-368-0.07%
195051,0881,4320.28%
194049,656-5,531-1.05%
193055,1876,8131.33%
192048,37416,9414.41%
191031,4336,2532.24%
190025,1804,3821.93%
189020,7984,6932.59%
188016,1054,6583.47%
187011,4476,6489.08%
18604,7990.00%