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Jackson, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 33,466 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 42.2422 and longitude -84.402 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 932 feet.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 1626535) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Jacksonburg, Jacksonopolis.

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Jackson, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,466
Population in Households 32,709
Population in Familes 24,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 757
Population Density1 3,086
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 13,294
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 7,775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,875 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,419 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,372 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $74,953
Average Home Value $90,847


Median Household Income $30,285
Average Household Income $41,504
Per Capita Income $16,959
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.02%
Households 0.0% 0.05%
Families -0.2% -0.08%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jackson, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 34 95th
Population Density1 # 65 91st
Diversity Index2 # 45 94th
Median Household Income # 646 7th
Per Capita Income # 638 8th

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