StatisticJacksonMississippiNational
Population172,0392,976,149328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,5496491
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Jackson is 2321% 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
  • In Jackson 0.37% of the population is Asian

Compare Jackson, MS Demographics

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      Jackson population breakdown by race

      RaceJacksonMississippiNational
      White17.16%59.01%73.35%
      Black81.16%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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Jackson age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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