Income/capita 67%
Household income 69%
Unemployment 401%
IndexWest JacksonJacksonMississippi
Income per capita$9,863$19,768$21,651
Median household income$17,243$32,866$40,528
Median income owner occupied$0$48,039$50,403
Median income renter occupied$0$22,469$24,844
Median earnings male$0$25,114$31,665
Median earnings female$0$21,686$22,259
Unemployment rate23.3%7.9%5.5%
Poverty leveln/a30.7%22.3%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Jackson is 67% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Jackson is 69% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Jackson is 401% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Jackson is equal to the national average

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      West Jackson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector12.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%28.9%
      Wholesale & retail services31.8%0.0%
      Public administration0.0%23.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%0.0%

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      Cleary, MS1,100$62,96314%
      Clinton, MS25,411$58,7236%
      Jackson, MS172,039$32,86641%

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      Jackson, MS172,039$32,86641%
      Source: The West Jackson, Jackson, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).