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Jackson, MS

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Jackson, Mississippi is nicknamed the “City with a Soul”, and rightfully so. The old town, named after Andrew Jackson and serving as the capital of the Southern state, is famous for its gospel, R&B and blue heritage. Not only that, but it houses dozens of museums that examine its rich history of African American struggles and triumphs. Located on the mighty Pearl River, it ranks third among Forbes’ “Best Bang for Your Buck” cities.

Key City Stats
The average age of Jackson, MS is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.83%
  • 6.21%
  • 5.12%
  • Female
  • 8.54%
  • 6.58%
  • 6.32%
is average rent in Jackson, MS
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.43%
  • 7.58%
  • 7.3%
of units are available for rent in Jackson
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 4784
  • 213
  • 5998
Getting Around in Jackson, MS

Located at the crossroads of I-20 and I-55, Jackson is easily accessible by all modes of transportation. The Jackson International Airport is situated only 15 minutes from downtown and the Jackson Public Transit System provides reliable bus service to the entire metro area. Driving is often considered the best method for getting around, especially for those exploring the more rural areas beyond the city limits. While biking and walking is practical downtown, a car is the best choice for areas beyond the urban streets.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Jackson is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.46%
  • 14.54%
  • 1.19%

Jackson Museums

<p>Jackson is home to a long list of excellent museums. The Mississippi Children's Museum, which showcases everything from art and music to biology, is the number one attraction among tourists. The Old Capital Museum, which dates back to 1837, is the old Mississippi government building and features artifacts from Jackson's yesteryear. Finally, the always-popular Mississippi Museum of Natural History is a unique space because it features over two miles of outdoor trails that wind through natural habitats.</p>

Home of Eudora Welty

<p>Jackson is home to Eudora Welty, a famous author known for her stories of the South. She spent her life in Jackson and her house is now the National Registry of Historical Landmarks. It is a very popular tourist attraction, so much so that the house nextdoor now acts as the visitor center to ensure preservation of the home.</p>

The Alamo Theater

<p>The Alamo Theater is Jackson's most historic art, music and dance venue. It opened in 1915 and served as a major African American entertainment venue for many years, screening mostly westerns and African American films. Over the years, music has become an integral part of the theater's history, with great acts like Nat King Cole performing there. It was closed in 1980s but successfully revived in 1997 after major renovations. It has remained open and thriving since then.</p>