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The economy of Jackson, MS employs 71,483 people. The economy of Jackson, MS is specialized in Public Admin.; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.74; 1.38; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson, MS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,774), Retail trade (8,173), and Accommodation & Food Service (7,466), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,294), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,739), and Finance & Insurance ($32,961).

Median household income in Jackson, MS is $32,250. Males in Jackson, MS have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,009. The income inequality of Jackson, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson, MS. In Hinds County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,548. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Jackson, MS is home to a population of 173,212 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson, MS is composed of 138,392 Black residents (79.9%), 30,167 White residents (17.4%), 2,630 Hispanic residents (1.52%), 1,218 Two+ residents (0.7%), and 641 Asian residents (0.37%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson, MS are Spanish (3,020 speakers), French (375 speakers), and African Languages (240 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson, MS has a relative high number of French (375 speakers), African Languages (240 speakers), and Vietnamese (212 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jackson, MS awarded 3,164 degrees. The student population of Jackson, MS is skewed towards females, with 1,041 male students and 2,123 female students. Most students in Jackson, MS are Black or African American (2,286 and 72.3%), followed by White (587 and 18.6%), Unknown (78 and 2.47%), and Hispanic or Latino (43 and 1.36%). The largest universities in Jackson, MS by number of graduates are Jackson State University (1,512 and 47.8%), Belhaven University (922 and 29.1%), and Millsaps College (227 and 7.17%). The most popular majors in Jackson, MS are General Business Administration & Management (237 and 7.49%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (133 and 4.2%), and General Biological Sciences (116 and 3.67%). The median tuition costs in Jackson, MS are $21,626 for private four year colleges, and $6,866 and $6,866 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Jackson, MS is $89,200, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value changed from $89,200 to $89,200, a 0% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson, MS is 52.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson, MS have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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