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Income/capita 30%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 79%
IndexJacksonAlabamaNational
Income per capita$20,991$24,736$29,829
Median household income$31,096$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$49,750$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,370$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$40,793$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$16,847$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate8.4%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level28.2%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jackson is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jackson is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jackson is 79% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jackson is 87% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $20,728$31,096$62,192
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Jackson median earnings by income bracket

      Jackson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector37.0%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%6.2%
      Wholesale & retail services10.9%22.1%
      Public administration7.2%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%0.6%
      Education, health & social services8.9%27.5%
      Other15.3%26.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Stephens, AL382$77,08339%
      Leroy, AL700$65,52618%
      Grove Hill, AL1,583$37,06333%
      Whatley, AL23$0100%
      Rockville, AL48$0100%
      Jackson, AL5,002$31,09644%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shanor-Northvue, PA5,001$64,23116%
      Granite Shoals, TX5,001$47,21315%
      Mathis, TX5,003$33,94539%
      Gardnertown, NY5,004$71,21729%
      Columbus, WI5,004$60,0008%
      Jackson, AL5,002$31,09644%
      Source: The Jackson, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).