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Jackson, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is the 8th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 69,197 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Jackson, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 69,197
Population in Households 64,889
Population in Familes 51,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,308
Population Density2 1,181
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $43,054
Average Household Income $65,392
Per Capita Income $26,507


Total Housing Units 29,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,185 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,456 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,229 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $143,094
Average Home Value $198,571


Total Households 26,640
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 16,734
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.3%
Households 0.38% 0.31%
Families 0.15% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2018 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 # 50 89th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 180 58th
Per Capita Income # 107 75th

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