A medium-sized city in Mississippi, Jackson has a population of just under 171,000. With an average age of just over 35, the city's population skews younger than most cities in Mississippi. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their home. The average rent of $822 a month is roughly the same as the state average.
Among Jackson residents over the age of 25, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Jackson: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Jackson workers earn an average annual income of around $50K, a bit less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Jackson residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (39%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is not used widely. Not many residents walk to work.
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