Income/capita 34%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 69%
Income per capita$19,768$21,651$29,829
Median household income$32,866$40,528$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,039$50,403$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,469$24,844$35,192
Median earnings male$25,114$31,665$36,919
Median earnings female$21,686$22,259$26,250
Unemployment rate7.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level30.7%22.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jackson is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jackson is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jackson is 69% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jackson is 103% higher than the national average

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      Jackson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector11.7%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services13.6%12.1%
      Public administration8.3%7.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%2.0%
      Education, health & social services14.5%39.2%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Madison, MS25,473$100,97883%
      Brandon, MS23,186$71,48529%
      Florence, MS4,313$64,34416%
      Cleary, MS1,100$62,96314%
      Clinton, MS25,411$58,7236%
      Jackson, MS172,039$32,86641%

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      Santa Rosa, CA173,165$62,70513%
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA173,309$79,97345%
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      Cape Coral, FL170,063$52,0006%
      Vancouver, WA169,982$52,0046%
      Jackson, MS172,039$32,86641%
      Source: The Jackson, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).