Jackson, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 59,643. Estimated population in 2021: 62,099 (+4.1% change)
Males: 27,822 (46.6%), Females: 31,821 (53.4%)

Madison County

Zip codes: 38301, 38305.

Median resident age: 32.8 years
Median household income: $33,194
Median house value: $81,800

Races in Jackson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (54.2%)
  • Black (42.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (11.5%), Irish (7.3%), English (7.1%), German (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Subsaharan African (1.4%).

Elevation: 401 feet

Land area: 49.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jackson

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jackson city

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2.8% Foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,849 (+15.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Jackson:

  • JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY GEN HOSPITAL (708 W FOREST)
  • METHODIST LEBONHEUR HEALTHCARE-JACKSON (367 HOSPITAL BLVD)
  • PATHWAYS OF TENNESSEE, INC (238 SUMMAR DR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jackson:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 7 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 75 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: NQA)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 90 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Abbreviation: MEM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jackson:

  • HUMBOLDT MUNI (about 12 miles; HUMBOLDT, TN; Abbreviation: M53)
  • GIBSON COUNTY (about 20 miles; TRENTON, TN; Abbreviation: TGC)
  • THORNTON (about 27 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: 47M)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Jackson:

  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,534; Location: 2046 NORTH PKY; Public; Website: www.jscc.cc.tn.us)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,144; Location: 1050 UNION UNIVERSITY DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.uu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 923; Location: 705 LAMBUTH BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lambuth.edu)
  • LANE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 702; Location: 545 LANE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lanecollege.edu)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT JACKSON (Full-time enrollment: 469; Location: 2468 TECHNOLOGY CTR DR; Public; Website: www.jackson.tec.tn.us)
  • WEST TENNESSEE BUSINESS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 216; Location: 1186 HWY 45 BYPASS; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wtbc.com)
  • MCCOLLUM & ROSS-THE HAIR SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 69; Location: 1433 HOLLYWOOD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Jackson:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 45 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 79 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 85 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 85 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 85 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)

Schools

Public high schools in Jackson:

  • JACKSON CENTRAL MERRY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 179 ALLEN AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 986; Location: 3066 N HIGHLAND; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 815; Location: 84 HARTS BRIDGE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LIBERTY TECHNOLOGY MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 765; Location: 3470 RIDGECREST ROAD EXTENDED; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MADISON ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 200 ALLEN AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST JACKSON LEARNING CENTER (Students: 32; Location: 227 MCCOWAT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Jackson:

  • JACKSON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 821; Location: 832 COUNTRY CLUB LANE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 469; Location: 130 OLD DENMARK ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 2844 OLD MEDINA ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Jackson:

  • THELMA BARKER ELEMENTARY (Students: 764; Location: 1470 ASHPORT RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 2665 CHRISTMASVILLE RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • ANDREW JACKSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 211 OLD HICKORY BL; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • I B TIGRETT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 636; Location: 716 WESTWOOD AV; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 2480 ASHPORT RD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • POPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 1071 OLD HUMBOLDT RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • NORTH PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 1341 N PW; Grades: KG – 04)
  • JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 666 E LEXINGTON AV; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • ARLINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 701 ARLINGTON AV; Grades: KG – 04)
  • MALESUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 610 BOLIVAR HW; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Jackson:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 1665 HWY 45 BY PASS; Grades: KG – 8)
  • WEST TN CEREBRAL PALSY CENTER (Students: 23; Location: 34 GARLAND DRIVE; Grades: UG – UG)
  • HELICON-W TN CHILDREN HOME/BOY (Students: 9; Location: 1312 CAMPELL STREET; Grades: 6 – 11; Boys only)

Libraries

Library in Jackson:

  • JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $893,867; Location: 433 EAST LAFAYETTE STREET; 120,431 books; 6,949 audio materials; 1,237 video materials; 274 serial subscriptions)

 

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