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Jackson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 14,696 as of July 1, 2016. Jackson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 37.3799 and longitude -89.6541 in Cape Girardeau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cape Girardeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 459 feet.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2395449) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jackson is located within Township of Byrd, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape Girardeau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jackson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jackson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,696
Population in Households 14,492
Population in Familes 12,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density1 1,382
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 5,802
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,036
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,940 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,862 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $156,591
Average Home Value $183,634


Median Household Income $47,329
Average Household Income $60,719
Per Capita Income $24,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.06%
Households 0.88% 0.93%
Families 0.87% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jackson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 94th
Population Density1 # 201 81st
Diversity Index2 # 480 54th
Median Household Income # 359 65th
Per Capita Income # 311 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.