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Demographics


In 2015, the population in the Greater Jackson Region was 598,875. Between 2005 and 2015, the region’s population grew at an annual average rate of 0.5%. 

The region has a civilian labor force of 287,422 with a participation rate of 62.4%. Of individuals 25 to 64 in the Greater Jackson Region, 30.9% have a bachelor’s degree or higher which compares with 30.9% in the nation.

The median household income in the Greater Jackson Region is $47,441 and the median house value is $133,225.

Demographic Profile1

 

Percent

Value

 

Greater Jackson Region

Mississippi

USA

Greater Jackson Region

Mississippi

USA

Demographics

Population2

598,875

2,992,333

321,418,820

Population Annual Average Growth2

0.5%

0.3%

0.8%

3,070

8,639

2,590,222

Median Age3

35.1

36.0

37.2

Under 18 Years

26.1%

25.5%

24.0%

153,498

755,555

74,181,467

18 to 24 Years

9.9%

10.3%

9.9%

57,965

304,834

30,672,088

25 to 34 Years

13.9%

13.1%

13.3%

81,834

387,253

41,063,948

35 to 44 Years

12.9%

12.6%

13.3%

75,900

374,947

41,070,606

45 to 54 Years

14.3%

14.1%

14.6%

83,956

416,976

45,006,716

55 to 64 Years

11.5%

11.7%

11.8%

67,838

347,325

36,482,729

65 to 74 Years

6.4%

7.2%

7.0%

37,398

214,469

21,713,429

75 Years, and Over

5.0%

5.6%

6.0%

29,441

165,938

18,554,555

Race:  White

49.2%

59.1%

72.4%

288,997

1,754,684

223,553,265

Race:  Black or African American

47.6%

37.0%

12.6%

279,941

1,098,385

38,929,319

Race:  American Indian and Alaska Native

0.2%

0.5%

0.9%

1,036

15,030

2,932,248

Race: Asian

1.0%

0.9%

4.8%

6,077

25,742

14,674,252

Race:  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0.0%

0.0%

0.2%

223

1,187

540,013

Race:  Some Other Race

1.1%

1.3%

6.2%

6,241

38,162

19,107,368

Race: Two or More Races

0.9%

1.1%

2.9%

5,315

34,107

9,009,073

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

2.1%

2.7%

16.3%

12,287

81,481

50,477,594

Economic

Labor Force Participation Rate and Size (civilian population 16 years and over)4

62.4%

57.9%

63.5%

287,422

1,346,038

157,940,014

Armed Forces Labor Force4

0.1%

0.5%

0.4%

637

10,936

1,025,497

Veterans, Age 18-644

5.5%

6.2%

5.8%

20,520

112,538

11,371,344

Median Household Income3,4

$47,441

$39,464

$53,482

Poverty Level (of all people)4

19.5%

22.6%

15.6%

112,787

653,726

47,755,606

Mean Commute Time (minutes)4

23.2

24.0

25.7

Commute via Public Transportation4

0.3%

0.4%

5.1%

806

4,903

7,157,671

Union Membership5

4.3%

3.8%

11.1%

Educational Attainment, Age 25-64

No High School Diploma4

11.0%

15.5%

12.0%

34,359

236,750

19,939,890

High School Graduate4

24.4%

29.7%

26.5%

76,133

452,900

44,000,387

Some College, No Degree4

24.7%

24.0%

21.9%

77,002

365,911

36,270,359

Associate's Degree4

9.1%

9.7%

8.7%

28,403

147,417

14,487,486

Bachelor's Degree4

19.4%

13.8%

19.7%

60,522

210,773

32,646,533

Postgraduate Degree4

11.5%

7.4%

11.2%

35,819

112,672

18,533,513

Housing

Total Housing Units4

246,857

1,284,794

132,741,033

Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4

$133,225

$100,800

$175,700

Homeowner Vacancy4

1.9%

2.0%

2.1%

2,905

15,339

1,591,421

Rental Vacancy4

8.6%

10.6%

6.9%

6,729

41,133

3,105,361

Renter-Occupied Housing Units (% of Occupied Units)4

32.6%

31.1%

35.6%

70,592

339,802

41,423,632

Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available (% of Occupied Units)4

6.1%

6.9%

9.1%

13,242

75,382

10,594,153

Social

Enrolled in Grade 12 (% of total population)4

1.4%

1.4%

1.4%

8,323

40,628

4,443,768

Disabled, Age 18-644

11.0%

15.0%

10.2%

40,240

267,347

19,703,061

Foreign Born4

2.3%

2.2%

13.1%

13,671

66,971

41,056,885

Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4

1.4%

1.5%

8.6%

8,030

42,379

25,305,202

 

Source: JobsEQ®

1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise

2. Census 2015, annual average growth rate since 2005

3. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.

4. ACS 2010-2014

5. 2014; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data

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Multicraft International celebrates New Division Opening - Creates 50 Jobs

Officials from Multicraft International, state and local leaders recently celebrated the grand opening of the company's new division, Multicraft Ventures, LLC, in Pelahatchie. The project is a $2 million corporate investment and creates 50 jobs.

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Global Automotive Supplier Calsonic Kansei Expands in Madison

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global automotive supplier Calsonic Kansei announced the company’s expansion in Madison. The $16.33 million corporate investment creates 98 new jobs.

“Mississippi’s outstanding reputation in the automotive industry is known worldwide,” Gov. Bryant said. “Calsonic Kansei’s addition of so many new jobs in Madison once again puts our state on the global stage. The expansion proves we have the workforce and business climate to ensure industry leaders like Calsonic enjoy years of success in Mississippi.”
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