Jackson, Tennessee Population 2020

66,989

Jackson is a city located in Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 66,989, it is the 8th largest city in Tennessee and the 566th largest city in the United States. Jackson is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,211 in 2010. Jackson reached it's highest population of 67,464 in 2013. Spanning over 58 miles, Jackson has a population density of 1,149 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jackson is $61,222 with a poverty rate of 24.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $848 per month, and the median house value is $132,500. The median age in Jackson is 35.8 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.3 males.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 50.32%
  • Black or African American: 45.14%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Other race: 1.37%
  • Asian: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jackson, Tennessee is 66,989, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 66,903.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 65,211.

Jackson, Tennessee Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020129,255230.02%
2019129,232230.02%
2018129,209230.02%
2017129,186710.05%
2016129,115-161-0.12%
2015129,276-593-0.46%
2014129,869-552-0.43%
2013130,4212520.19%
2012130,1694340.33%
2011129,735-297-0.23%
2010130,0320.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,65550.32%
Black or African American30,18745.14%
Two or More Races1,2141.82%
Some Other Race9141.37%
Asian8331.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native750.11%

Jackson Population Pyramid 2020

Jackson Median Age

35.8


Total

33.9


Male

37


Female

Jackson Adults

There are 51,145 adults, (9,636 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female

36,280

54.25%

Male

30,598

45.75%

Jackson Households and Families

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All52.9%47.1%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Male32.6%67.4%
Female30.1%69.9%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7732.4552.9
Married10,1553.0774.3
Non Family9,6411.2444.4
Female5,1773.3430.1
Male8003.4732.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8634.35%
9th to 12th Grade3,3397.79%
High School Graduate13,91132.45%
Some College8,71320.32%
Associates Degree2,8396.62%
Bachelors Degree7,77018.12%
Graduate Degree4,43810.35%

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,01021,1628,715
Black17,55614,8652,791
Hispanic1,385776195
Asian623520405
Other Race42525071
Multiple Races391363122
Native American493824

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.01%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,193$38,061$28,224
Less Than High School$21,860$27,133$14,518
High School Grad$26,660$31,852$19,864
Some College$29,660$35,310$27,050
Bachelors Degree$41,274$49,750$36,442
Graduate Degree$53,009$71,435$46,042

$32,193

Average Earnings

$38,061

Average Male

$28,224

Average Female

Jackson Language

Jackson Language by Age

Jackson Language

93.59% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 6.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.42% of the population.

Jackson Poverty

Jackson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,7039,36932.64%
White29,9564,03913.48%
Hispanic3,0731,52349.56%
Other90730033.08%
Asian80818923.39%
Multiple1,16017014.66%

24.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.69%

Male Poverty Rate

25.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Hispanic, with 49.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is White, with 13.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.28%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.40%
High School25.36%
Some College15.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.23%
Male Unemployed44.78%
Female Employed15.80%
Male Employed7.36%

Jackson Income

Jackson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,606$61,222
Families$52,799$74,378
Married Families$75,037-
Non Families$28,013$36,801

Jackson Marital Status

Jackson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

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

3,428

Number of Veterans

3,157

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,088
Second Gulf War750
First Gulf War682
Korea235
World War II104
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54862
65 to 74731
75+705
55 to 64665
18 to 34465
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9307.02%
Black1,4386.58%
Hispanic402.18%
2 or More305.50%
Indian3040.00%

$Jackson Veterans by Education

11.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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

69.49%

Born in Tennessee

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.22% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 69.49% having been born in Tennessee. 2.16% 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
202066,989430.06%
201966,946430.06%
201866,9031220.18%
201766,781430.06%
201666,738-1-0.00%
201566,739-333-0.50%
201467,072-392-0.58%
201367,4644300.64%
201267,0343320.50%
201166,702-113-0.17%
201066,8157,1721.14%
200059,64310,6942.00%
199048,949-309-0.06%
198049,2589,2622.10%
197039,9965,6201.53%
196034,3764,1691.30%
195030,2075,8752.19%
194024,3322,1600.93%
193022,1723,3121.63%
192018,8603,0811.80%
191015,7791,2680.84%
190014,5114,4723.75%
189010,0394,6626.44%
18805,3771,2582.70%
18704,1190.00%