Jackson, MS Population

By | June 19, 2019

Population: 184,256. Estimated population in July 2020: 177,977 (-3.4% change)
Males: 85,656 (46.5%), Females: 98,600 (53.5%)

The city of Jackson is located in Hinds County, Mississippi. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Mississippi.

Zip codes: 39201, 39202, 39203, 39204, 39206, 39208, 39209, 39210, 39211, 39212, 39213, 39216, 39218, 39269.

Median resident age: 31.0 years
Median household income: $30,414
Median house value: $64,400

Races in Jackson:

  • Black (70.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (27.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (4.5%), English (4.4%), Irish (3.3%), German (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Scottish (1.1%).

Elevation: 294 feet

Land area: 104.9 square miles

Map of Jackson, MS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jackson

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jackson city

  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -12,270 (-6.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Jackson:

  • BRENTWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (3531 EAST LAKELAND DRIVE)
  • CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER (1850 CHADWICK DR)
  • MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (1225 N STATE ST)
  • MISSISSIPPI METHODIST REHAB CTR (1350 E WOODROW WILSON DR)
  • RESTORATIVE CARE HOSPITAL,THE (1225 NORTH STATE ST)
  • RIVER OAKS HOSPITAL (1030 RIVER OAKS BLVD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSP JACKSON INC (1850 CHADRICK DRIVE 5TH FLOOR)
  • ST DOMINIC JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (969 LAKELAND DR)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MED CENTER (2500 N STATE ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jackson:

  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 10 miles; JACKSON, MS; Abbreviation: JAN)
  • HATTIESBURG-LAUREL REGIONAL (about 85 miles; HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS; Abbreviation: PIB)
  • HARDY-ANDERS FIELD NATCHEZ-ADAMS COUNTY (about 90 miles; NATCHEZ, MS; Abbreviation: HEZ)

Other public-use airports nearest to Jackson:

  • HAWKINS FIELD (about 2 miles; JACKSON, MS; Abbreviation: HKS)
  • BRUCE CAMPBELL FIELD (about 11 miles; MADISON, MS; Abbreviation: MBO)
  • JOHN BELL WILLIAMS (about 14 miles; RAYMOND, MS; Abbreviation: M16)
Amtrak station:
JACKSON (300 W. CAPITOL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

 

Colleges/Universities in Jackson:

  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,955; Location: 1440 J R LYNCH ST; Public; Website: www.jsums.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 1,637; Location: 2500 N STATE ST; Public; Website: umc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BELHAVEN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,514; Location: 1500 PEACHTREE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.belhaven.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MILLSAPS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,211; Location: 1701 N STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.millsaps.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ANTONELLI COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 201; Location: 2323 LAKELAND DRIVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.antonellic.com)
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN 3 (Full-time enrollment: 76; Location: 1815 TERRY RD; Private, for-profit; Website: [email protected])
  • THE SHIRLEY LITTLE ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 73; Location: 4725 I55 N; Private, for-profit)
  • TRAXLERS SCHOOL OF HAIR (Full-time enrollment: 66; Location: 2845 SUNCREST DR; Private, for-profit)
  • WESLEY BIBLICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 57; Location: 787 E. Northside Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wbs.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • JACKSON COLLEGE OF MINISTRIES (Location: 1555 BEASLEY RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • COOKS INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING (Location: PO BOX 20345 4251 CYPRESS DR; Private, for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND JUNIOR COLLEGES (Location: 3825 RIDGEWOOD RD; Public; Website: WWW.SBCJC.CC.MS.US)
  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES-STATE INSTS OF HIGHER LEARNING (Location: 3825 RIDGEWOOD RD; Public; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Jackson:

  • MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (about 14 miles; CLINTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,904)
  • HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; RAYMOND, MS; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; GOODMAN, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,485)
  • ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; ALCORN STATE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,594)
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,486)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 85 miles; ELLISVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 4,072)

Schools

Public high schools in Jackson:

  • MURRAH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,189; Location: 1400 MURRAH DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,123; Location: 2185 FORTUNE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FOREST HILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,084; Location: 2607 RAYMOND ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PROVINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,047; Location: 2400 ROBINSON ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 996; Location: 1985 SCANLON DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LANIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 989; Location: 833 W MAPLE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CALLAWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 981; Location: 601 BEASLEY ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BAILEY MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 564; Location: 1900 N STATE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Location: 2703 FIRST AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Jackson:

  • JACKSON ACADEMY (Students: 1,471; Location: P O BOX 14978; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST ANDREWS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 1,107; Location: 4120 OLD CANTON ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HILLCREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 921; Location: 4060 SOUTH SIWELL ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • JACKSON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 915; Location: PO BOX 4940; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • CHRIST MISSIONARY INDUSTRIAL C (Students: 239; Location: PO BOX 11159; Grades: PK – 12)
  • WOODLAND HILLS BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 228; Location: 5055 MANHATTAN; Grades: PK – 12)
  • THE EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 131; Location: 4080 OLD CANTON RD; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • SOUTHWEST ACADEMY (Students: 93; Location: 2877 FAIRHILL DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NEW SUMMIT SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: BOX 12347/1220 E NORTHSIDE DR; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: BOX 4297/3531 E LAKELAND DR; Grades: 1 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Jackson:

  • CHASTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 986; Location: 4650 MANHATTEN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 971; Location: 3655 LIVINGSTON ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PEEPLES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 957; Location: 290 TREEHAVEN DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GARY ROAD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 875; Location: 7255 GARY ROAD; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • BYRAM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 843; Location: 5801 TERRY ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GARY ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 817; Location: 7241 GARY ROAD; Grades: KG – 02)
  • SIWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 817; Location: 1983 N SIWELL ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WHITTEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 792; Location: 210 DANIEL LAKE BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 729; Location: 545 ELLIS AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 677; Location: 7020 HIGHWAY 49 N; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Jackson:

  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DAY (Students: 840; Location: 1390 N STATE STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST RICHARD SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 100 HOLLY DR; Grades: KG – 6)
  • NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 5202 WATKINS DR; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST PAUL PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 5125 ROBINSON RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST THERESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 309 MC DOWELL ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 665 CLAIBORNE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 6)
  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 3930 SOUTH DRIVE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST PETER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 114; Location: 1580 W RIDGEWAY STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ADHIAMBO SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 3424 ROBINSON ST; Grades: KG – 5)
  • MAGNOLIA SPEECH SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 733 FLAG CHAPEL ROAD; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Jackson:

  • JACKSON/HINDS LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,579,224; Location: 300 NORTH STATE STREET; 528,932 books; 13,102 audio materials; 24,517 video materials; 338 serial subscriptions)