Jackson demographics profile

StatisticJacksonMississippiNational
Population172,0392,989,192318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,5496291
Median age32.136.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%42%43%
Speak English97%96%79%
Speak Spanish2%2%13%
Jackson, MS has a population of 172,039 and is the 147th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,549 per sq mi which is 2414% higher than the Mississippi average and 1610% higher than the national average. The median age in Jackson is 32 which is approximately 13% lower than the Mississippi average of 37. In Jackson, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 82% of Jackson residents were born in Mississippi, 16% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Jackson is 2414% higher than Mississippi.
  • The median age in Jackson is 13% lower than Mississippi.
  • In Jackson 17.16% of the population is White.
  • In Jackson 81.16% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Jackson 0.37% of the population is Asian.

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Jackson population breakdown by race

RaceJacksonMississippiNational
White17.16%59.01%73.35%
Black or African American81.16%37.51%12.63%
Asian0.37%0.96%5.22%
American Indian0.09%0.44%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race0.64%1.18%3.06%
Other race0.53%0.88%4.75%
In Jackson, 1.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Jackson, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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