Jackson is a mid-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. The city has a population of 172,039 residents. With a total of 81%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in Jackson. The next most represented races are 17% White and 0% Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Jackson residents is 32. Jackson is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 44% married, this city falls well below the national average.
Living in Jackson can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Mississippi, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Jackson, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like education, employment, housing and more.
Using data and statistics Jackson has received a livability score of 61/100. This score is ranked in the 22nd percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Jackson ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and weather (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Jackson. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Jackson is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Jackson come in at $89,500, which is 15.3% lower than the Mississippi average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Jackson, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Mississippi average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Jackson area were 24% and 5 year appreciation rates were -3%.
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