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Jackson Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Jackson Area is 130,233. The Jackson Area population density is 154.20 people per square mile, which is about the same as the state average density of 153.08 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Jackson Area is white, which represent 65.83% of the total population. The average Jackson Area education level is about the same as the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 130,233. #308

Population Density, #238

Jackson Area
154.20 per square mile
153.08 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:85,736 (65.83%, #755)
Black:40,119 (30.81%, #75)
Hispanic:5,176 (3.97%, #530)
Asian:1,154 (0.89%, #471)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):342 (0.26%, #611)
One Race, Other:1,153 (0.89%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,729 (1.33%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:4,116 (79.52%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:166 (3.21%, see rank)
Cuban:160 (3.09%, see rank)
Central American:190 (3.67%, see rank)
South American:262 (5.06%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

99,088 (76.09%) out of the total population of 130,233 reported first ancestry.

 Jackson Area% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Arab580.04%, see rank0.46%0.56%
Czech1370.11%, see rank0.15%0.47%
Danish1250.10%, see rank0.16%0.42%
Dutch1,4061.08%, see rank1.19%1.40%
English10,8338.32%, see rank9.69%8.02%
French1,9041.46%, see rank2.01%3.34%
German9,0386.94%, see rank10.08%15.03%
Greek670.05%, see rank0.17%0.41%
Hungarian1310.10%, see rank0.18%0.46%
Irish12,6869.74%, see rank10.74%10.80%
Italian1,5511.19%, see rank2.16%5.52%
Norwegian4830.37%, see rank0.43%1.42%
Polish6340.49%, see rank1.01%3.01%
Portuguese630.05%, see rank0.09%0.44%
Russian1310.10%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,9731.51%, see rank2.26%0.99%
Scottish2,2161.70%, see rank2.08%1.72%
Subsaharan African7,5495.80%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish3630.28%, see rank0.54%1.27%
Swiss1680.13%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian830.06%, see rank0.10%0.31%
American15,68112.04%, see rank16.94%7.12%
Welsh4060.31%, see rank0.50%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 61,748 (47.41%, see rank)
Females: 68,485 (52.59%, see rank)

Jackson Area
Male: 47.41%
Female: 52.59%
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Jackson Area
37.50 years old
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Jackson Area
36.10 years old
37.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Jackson Area
39.00 years old
39.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Jackson Area% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Under 5 years8,4276.47%, see rank6.23%6.36%
5 to 9 years8,4936.52%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years8,3726.43%, see rank6.57%6.59%
15 to 19 years10,2367.86%, see rank6.58%6.85%
20 to 24 years9,7507.49%, see rank6.99%7.13%
25 to 34 years16,10312.36%, see rank13.02%13.47%
35 to 44 years15,69212.05%, see rank13.13%12.96%
45 to 54 years17,94413.78%, see rank14.09%14.09%
55 to 64 years16,34212.55%, see rank12.73%12.29%
65 to 74 years10,5838.13%, see rank8.29%7.64%
75 to 84 5,8114.46%, see rank4.34%4.25%
85 years and over2,4801.90%, see rank1.60%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Jackson AreaTennesseeU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population84,955, 100%4,336,243209,056,129
Less Than High School12,893, 15.18%, see rank15.05%13.67%
High School Graduate29,391, 34.60%, see rank33.08%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree23,703, 27.90%, see rank27.48%29.09%
Bachelor Degree12,301, 14.48%, see rank15.60%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,667, 7.85%, see rank8.79%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.08, see rank13.1913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Jackson Area TennesseeU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,47681.62%18.38%73.89%26.11%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)13,47883.95%, see rank16.05%, see rank88.44%11.56%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)6,97286.04%, see rank13.96%, see rank87.58%12.42%90.60%9.40%
College9,44252.91%, see rank47.09%, see rank76.56%23.44%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,38933.77%, see rank66.23%, see rank61.94%38.06%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Jackson AreaTennesseeU.S.
Total Households47,768, 100%2,487,349116,211,092
Average Household Size2.61, see rank2.532.63
1 Person Households13,623, 28.52%, see rank28.12%27.57%
2 or More Person Households34,145, 71.48%, see rank71.88%72.43%
Family Households (Families)32,211, 67.43%, see rank66.66%66.22%
Average Family Size3.28, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family22,680, 47.48%, see rank48.72%48.42%
Nonfamily Households15,557, 32.57%, see rank33.34%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Jackson Area%TennesseeU.S.
15 Years and Over Total104,941see rank5,211,986252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over49,131100%, see rank2,510,764123,281,364
Never Married16,30933.19%, see rank31.74%35.77%
Married25,11651.12%, see rank53.84%52.04%
Widowed1,4022.85%, see rank2.79%2.57%
Divorced6,30412.83%, see rank11.62%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over55,810100%, see rank2,701,222129,692,771
Never Married16,45729.49%, see rank26.02%29.48%
Married25,83346.29%, see rank50.30%49.19%
Widowed6,11110.95%, see rank10.00%9.16%
Divorced7,40913.28%, see rank13.68%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Jackson Area%TennesseeU.S.
Native125,98396.74%, see rank95.28%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence94,05972.22%, see rank61.08%58.73%
Born in Different State31,05623.85%, see rank33.38%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8680.67%, see rank0.82%1.42%
Foreign Born4,2503.26%, see rank4.72%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,2660.97%, see rank1.69%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship2,9842.29%, see rank3.03%7.09%
Born In Europe3640.28%, see rank0.51%1.53%
Born In Asia1,0280.79%, see rank1.36%3.82%
Born In Africa4390.34%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania70.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America2,3131.78%, see rank2.26%6.83%
Born In Northern America990.08%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Jackson Area%TennesseeU.S.
English45,08494.38%, see rank92.96%79.39%
Spanish1,7333.63%, see rank3.77%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5221.09%, see rank1.62%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3300.69%, see rank1.09%3.36%
Other990.21%, see rank0.55%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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