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Pros

-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Healthcare

Cons

-Summer heat
-Economy
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Jackson Metro Area


Jackson is Mississippi’s largest city and a hub of government, commerce, and manufacturing for the state. Civil War fires wiped out much of the town’s antebellum feel. However, there are several points of historic interest, including the capitol building and some attractive older city neighborhoods close in. Some new development is moving to the north towards Canton, home of a Nissan plant.



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Quick Facts About Jackson


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Jackson is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jackson jobs have Increased by 3.63 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jackson's cost of living is 26.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Jackson's population is 170,674 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -13.20 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 12 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Jackson is $58,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.99 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Jackson public schools spend $9,133 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Jackson.

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I want to know does anyone agrees with the media's version of Mississippi, such as education, health, and lack of resources? Also, how life is like in Jackson, MS... (read more)
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Hello. I am not a native of Mississippi, and I want to know how is the city of Jackson, MS. I be reading about the conditions of Mississippi such as poor health and... (read more)
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