Our city is young with our largest population segment made up of young people between the ages of 25 and 34 with the average age at 32, according to the US Census Bureau.
The population of Jackson has had a steady decrease on average of -0.571% per year with an overall decrease from 1994 to 2017 of -13.13%.
The age group of 25-34 is our highest population group and it is growing. The largest group with the highest percentage of migration into the city is the 65-74 age range. Our largest decease in population has been the 45-54 year olds followed by 35-44 year olds.
The City of Jackson is comprised mainly of African American and White populations with a respective split of 82% to 18% with all other races coming in at 1% or lower.
The overall births in the city have significantly decreased from an average 6% composition of the population to around 3% annually. Death by percentage of the population has remained steady but for a slight increase since 2010. As a percentage by racial group, the white population has experienced the largest increases in death mainly due to aging population groups.
Jackson's Racial Dot Map
The population of Jackson majority live segregated lives as this map shows. This 2010 racial dot map is an American snapshot; it provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the people in every neighborhood in the city. Each dot is color-coded by the individual’s race and ethnicity.
Our net migration has seen an outflowing of citizens to the bedroom communities of Madison and Rankin Counties.
Migration data by age groups of 5 year intervals document the movement in and out of the city at various stages and shows that some 25-29 and 30-34 year olds, who are of child rearing age, move to outlying counties. This corresponds to their age group net flight out of the city as shown by they population change by age group chart above.