Livability Score

62
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (4) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (8) F
Rock A Billy Hall of Fame
Museum
NC&StL Railroad Museum
Museum
Hamilton Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Bemis Mill Village Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (57) F
Liberty Street Grill
Fast Food
Hub City Brewing
Bar
Wendy's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Krystal
Fast Food
Smoothie and Pretzel Company
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Sonic
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Halihannigan's Cafe & Cakery
Sweets
China Wok
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
The Tap
Bar
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
Cody’s Saloon & Dance Hall
Bar
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fitness (5) F
Lift Wellness Center
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (6) F
Kroger
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Parks (22) A+
Ridley Alexander Park
Park
East Main Street Historic District
Park
Rothrock Field
Park
Yoshino Cherry Tree Grove Park
Park
Shirlene Mercer Park
Park
Fairgrounds Park
Park
Northwood Avenue Historic District
Park
Forrest Hill Park
Park
Conger Park
Park
Muse Park
Park
Kate Campbell Anderson Memorial Park
Park
Muse Park
Park
North Muse Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Bemis Park
Park
Cypress Grove Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Pope Park
Park
Shops (105) F
Unknown Name
Mall
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
Dollar General
Discount Store
Cato
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Citi Trends
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Cricket Wireless
Electronics
Rainbow
Clothing
Bella Nail Spa
Beauty
Aeropostale
Clothing
The Children's Place
Clothing
LensCrafters
Optician
JCPenney
Department Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Unique Cuts Barbershop
Hairdresser
Kay Jewelers
Fashion
Jackson Jewelers
Fashion
Big Lots
Department Store
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commute C

Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Jackson.
Public Transit Stops (1)
Stops & Stations
D-
Greyhound Bus Station
Bus Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.6%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Jackson is 89/100 - which is 1% lower than Tennessee.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

Jackson crime rates are 3,798 per 100k, which is 30% higher than Tennessee
Property Crime
2,899 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
899 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in Jackson is $42,549 - which is 9% lower than Tennessee.
Med. Household Income
$42,549
F
Unemployment Rate
4.6%
F
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health C-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Fire Station Number 3
Fire Station
Fire Station Number 2
Fire Station
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B

Jackson home prices are $138,900 - which is 5% lower than Tennessee
Home Price
$138,900
F
Home Appreciation Rate
7%
D
Home Affordability
3.3x (home price to income ratio)
B+
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schools F

The Jackson graduation rate is 84% - which is 5% higher than Tennessee
School Test Scores
23%
F
High School Grad. Rates
84%
D+
Elementary Schools (24) F
Parkview Learning Center
Alexander Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Jackson Career Technology Magnet Elementary
Arlington Elementary School
Isaac Lane Technology Magnet Elementary
Community Montessori School
Family Christian School
North Parkway Middle School
West-Bemis Middle School
West Tennessee School For Deaf
Madison Oaks Academy
Rose Hill School
Andrew Jackson Elementary School
St Marys School
High Schools (13) D-
Parkview Learning Center
Jackson Central-Merry Early College High
Madison Academic Magnet High School
Family Christian School
Madison Oaks Academy
South Side High School
Sacred Heart Of Jesus High School
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ratings D

Jackson has an overall rating of 54% from 22 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
D
User Surveys (18)
From AreaVibes
D-
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Great community to live and work in. 5 rating By Anonymous ( Oct 17, 2019) Jackson is a great community and the people are great. There is a lot of good quality restaurants. There are a lot of colleges in town and surrounding areas. I would recommend living here. ...Read More Read Less
Escape while you can... 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 20, 2019) I grew up in Jackson TN and fortunately I escaped with my family in 2009. This place is stuffed to the rim with racism, good-ole-boy politicians, legalism, nepotism, crime and apathy. The cost of living as compared to the median salary is astoundingly bad. The only people with mo ...Read More ney in this town inherited it from deceased family members or brought it in from outside of the community. Anybody who has lived anywhere slightly above the national standard will immediately recognize this place for exactly what it is. The public schools are terrible as evidenced by the mass migration out of the county in search of an average education for their offspring. The job opportunities in Jackson are reserved for people with the correct last name. Do not move here, go the other way as fast as you possibly can. Read Less
weakest town in the world 1 rating By coolblkguy ( Apr 26, 2015) no jobs,nightlife sucks,and has a lot of crime for its size
this is more of a place for people 60 and over
now the cost of living aint too bad but not very much excitement in these parts
I've been here for almost 20yrs and making a major change very soon and
heading to arizona,ve
...Read More gas,cali,texas or new york city where there are more career and business
opportunities. people here are reluctant to change and stuck in the early 1900s when times have
drastically changed just in the last 5yrs alone!! there are a lot of hotels and restauraunts but thats about
all they have here Read Less
Jackson, TN - Southern Charm 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 19, 2011) My family spent a week in Jackson, TN in spring of 2010. I loved the southern charm that this city offers. There is plenty of small town feel and friendly people. It's proximity to the large city of Memphis puts nightlife about an hour away.

Don't worry too much about Memphis. T
...Read More here is so much to do in Jackson, TN that families won't get bored. Local celebrities include the railroad engineer named Casey Jones. An entire museum is dedicated to his honor. It's a 'must see' stop. My kids really liked seeing all the train items that are on exhibit there.

There are historic locations throughout the city that are perfect for families to enjoy. One that my family particularly liked is the Cypress Grove Nature Park. It has a lake, pond and 7,000 ft boardwalk. The Raptor Center there is home to birds that have been injured and can't be returned to the wild. The kids had a great time and admission is free.

Family centered restaurants are plentiful in Jackson, TN. These range from brand names to fast food and mom and pop types of places. As you can tell, we can't wait to go back again. Read Less
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weakest town in the world 1 rating By coolblkguy ( Apr 26, 2015) no jobs,nightlife sucks,and has a lot of crime for its size
this is more of a place for people 60 and over
now the cost of living aint too bad but not very much excitement in these parts
I've been here for almost 20yrs and making a major change very soon and
heading to arizona,ve
...Read More gas,cali,texas or new york city where there are more career and business
opportunities. people here are reluctant to change and stuck in the early 1900s when times have
drastically changed just in the last 5yrs alone!! there are a lot of hotels and restauraunts but thats about
all they have here Read Less
Jackson, TN - Southern Charm 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 19, 2011) My family spent a week in Jackson, TN in spring of 2010. I loved the southern charm that this city offers. There is plenty of small town feel and friendly people. It's proximity to the large city of Memphis puts nightlife about an hour away.

Don't worry too much about Memphis. T
...Read More here is so much to do in Jackson, TN that families won't get bored. Local celebrities include the railroad engineer named Casey Jones. An entire museum is dedicated to his honor. It's a 'must see' stop. My kids really liked seeing all the train items that are on exhibit there.

There are historic locations throughout the city that are perfect for families to enjoy. One that my family particularly liked is the Cypress Grove Nature Park. It has a lake, pond and 7,000 ft boardwalk. The Raptor Center there is home to birds that have been injured and can't be returned to the wild. The kids had a great time and admission is free.

Family centered restaurants are plentiful in Jackson, TN. These range from brand names to fast food and mom and pop types of places. As you can tell, we can't wait to go back again. Read Less

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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Jackson? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Ridley Alexander Park
East Main Street Historic District
Rothrock Field
Yoshino Cherry Tree Grove Park
Shirlene Mercer Park
Fairgrounds Park
Northwood Avenue Historic District
Forrest Hill Park

Entertainment

Rock A Billy Hall of Fame
NC&StL Railroad Museum
Hamilton Performing Arts Center
Bemis Mill Village Museum

Food & Drink

Liberty Street Grill
Hub City Brewing
Wendy's
Little Caesars
McDonald's
Long John Silver's
Popeyes
Krystal

F Commute

Is public transit available in Jackson? Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Jackson.
Drive to Work
77%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

D+ Health & Safety

Is Jackson a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
West Tennessee Healthcare North Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens

Doctors

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