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Jackson, Mississippi is a mid-sized city with a population of 172,039 inhabitants. In Jackson, the most common ethnic group is Black or African American with a total of 81%. This is followed by 17% White and 0% Asian ethnic groups. Jackson tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 32 is far below the national average. In Jackson, only 44% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle.

Living in Jackson can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Mississippi, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Jackson and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Mississippi and national averages.

Jackson, MS receives 61 out of 100 for it’s livability score; this results in a ranking of #268 in Mississippi and #22,753 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Jackson ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and weather (B). On a more negative note, Jackson does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Jackson real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Jackson. The median home price for Jackson homes is $89,500, which is 15.3% lower than the Mississippi average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Jackson, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Mississippi average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Jackson area were 24% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at -3%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Jackson, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rolling Wood Beautiful, Jackson8713.11,100
Bellevue Oaks, Jackson8512.3164
Lake Trace, Jackson8514.51,458
Heatherwood, Jackson8513.31,409
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northpointe Estate, Jackson8415.3603
Presto Heights, Jackson8412.5258
Farish Street Historic District, Jackson848.3278
Northview Addition, Jackson8310.3654

Best Cities Near Jackson, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Madison, MS7918.625,473
Brandon, MS7819.123,186
Clinton, MS77725,411
Flowood, MS77118,532
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Learned, MS7714.187
Cleary, MS759.71,100
Florence, MS7413.24,313
Kearney Park, MS7223.11,405

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Source: The Western Hills, Jackson, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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