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Jackson, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is the 8th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 70,046 as of July 1, 2017. Jackson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 35.6584 and longitude -88.8374 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 58.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2404777) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jackson is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jackson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Jackson, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 70,046
Daytime Population: Workers 55,315
Daytime Population: Residents 39,835
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 95,150
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 65,751
Population in Familes 51,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,295
Population Density2 1,195
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $41,299
Average Household Income $64,751
Per Capita Income $26,119


Total Housing Units 29,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,288 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,546 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,164 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $135,257
Average Home Value $184,510


Total Households 26,834
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 16,941
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.47%
Households 0.53% 0.44%
Families 0.34% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Jackson, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 98th
Population Density # 48 89th
Diversity Index # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 188 56th
Per Capita Income # 97 78th

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