Jackson, Tennessee Population 2021

67,669
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Jackson is a city located in Madison County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Madison County. With a 2020 population of 67,669, it is the 8th largest city in Tennessee and the 556th largest city in the United States . Jackson is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 3.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,211 in 2010. Jackson reached it's highest population of 67,669 in 2021. Spanning over 58 miles, Jackson has a population density of 1,161 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jackson is $63,422 with a poverty rate of 22.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $877 per month, and the median house value is $133,200. The median age in Jackson is 35.9 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Jackson Demographics

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

  • White: 49.51%
  • Black or African American: 44.78%
  • Other race: 2.21%
  • Two or more races: 1.95%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jackson, Tennessee is 67,669 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 66,952.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 65,211.

Jackson, Tennessee Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021179,3023290.18%
2020178,9733290.18%
2019178,6443290.18%
2018178,315-21-0.01%
2017178,336300.02%
2016178,306-301-0.17%
2015178,607-751-0.42%
2014179,358-478-0.27%
2013179,836-21-0.01%
2012179,8571650.09%
2011179,692-70-0.04%
2010179,7620.00%

Jackson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,11049.51%
Black or African American29,94744.78%
Some Other Race1,4812.21%
Two or More Races1,3071.95%
Asian9511.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native740.11%
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Jackson Population by Race

Jackson Population Pyramid $2021

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Jackson Median Age

35.9


Total

34.3


Male

37.2


Female

Jackson Adults

There are 50,879 adults, (9,996 of whom are seniors) in Jackson.

Jackson Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson Sex Ratio

Female

36,182

54.11%

Male

30,688

45.89%

Jackson Population by Age

Jackson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jackson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All52.4%47.6%
Male46.7%53.3%
Non Family45.1%54.9%
Female30.9%69.1%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,8962.4452.4
Non Family9,7491.245.1
Married9,7463.0571.8
Female5,1443.4130.9
Male1,2573.346.7

3.11

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Jackson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7634.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,2507.63%
High School Graduate14,07833.05%
Some College8,84520.77%
Associates Degree2,8566.71%
Bachelors Degree7,09216.65%
Graduate Degree4,71011.06%
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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
White22,60320,8748,444
Black17,68715,0322,848
Hispanic1,194749155
Asian628487254
Other Race52627469
2+ Races434399112
Native American6653

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.45%.

Jackson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,900$40,160$28,964
Less Than 9th Grade$25,787$30,962$15,892
High School Graduate$27,059$31,321$21,558
Some College$30,891$40,618$26,776
Bachelors Degree$40,763$46,830$35,749
Graduate Degree$58,661$85,901$48,444

$32,900

Average Earnings

$40,160

Average Male

$28,964

Average Female

Jackson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson Language by Age

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Jackson Language

94.54% of Jackson residents speak only English, while 5.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.06% of the population.

Jackson Language

Jackson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,6178,66930.29%
White29,8214,12313.83%
Hispanic2,65099437.51%
Other1,46874250.54%
Multiple1,21918615.26%
Asian929919.80%

22.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.96%

Male Poverty Rate

24.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Other, with 50.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson is Asian, with 9.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.66%.

Jackson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.83%
High School22.61%
Some College15.94%
Bachelors or Greater2.83%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.96%
Male Unemployed32.74%
Female Employed13.68%
Male Employed5.83%

Jackson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,621$63,422
Families$54,626$76,059
Married Families$76,682$101,036
Non Families$29,252$39,666
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Income by Household Type

Jackson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

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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3,314

Number of Veterans

3,065

Male Veterans

249

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,016
Second Gulf War679
First Gulf War615
Korea257
World War II66

Jackson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54761
65 to 74735
75+709
55 to 64656
18 to 34453

Jackson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8296.80%
Black1,4196.51%
2+ Races579.33%
Hispanic311.89%
Native American912.16%

Jackson Veterans by Race

Jackson Veterans by Education

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7.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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69.93%

Born in Jackson

96.32%

Native Born

3.68%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.32% of Jackson residents were born in the United States, with 69.93% having been born in Tennessee. 1.83% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202167,6692390.35%
202067,4302390.36%
201967,1912390.36%
201866,9522040.31%
201766,748300.04%
201666,718-42-0.06%
201566,760-352-0.52%
201467,112-355-0.53%
201367,4674490.67%
201267,0182920.44%
201166,726-88-0.13%
201066,8147,1711.14%
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%

Jackson Population by Year