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Jackson, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clarke County at latitude 31.5323 and longitude -87.8912. Clarke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 230 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Jackson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jackson, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jackson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Pine Level, Republicville.

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Jackson, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,070
Population in Households 4,988
Population in Familes 4,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 324
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,072
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,478 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 594 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 345 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $90,275
Average Home Value $106,964


Median Household Income $40,515
Average Household Income $54,936
Per Capita Income $22,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.72% -0.57%
Households -0.45% -0.43%
Families -0.07% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 113 81st
Population Density1 # 221 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 84 86th
Median Household Income # 199 66th
Per Capita Income # 131 78th

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