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Jackson Metro Area
Profile: Capital city Location: West-central Mississippi Elevation: 331 Time zone: Central Standard Time
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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.
The Ross Barnett Reservoir offers water recreation and historic country drives radiate in all directions, notably north on the Natchez Trace to Canton and beyond. The University of Mississippi Medical Center adds to a strong network of healthcare facilities. There are several smaller colleges, and the area has a stronger arts presence than one might expect for such a city. Cost of living is among the lowest of capital cities- the area is making progress but still has room for improvement.
The city is located in a wide river plain surrounded by gently rolling terrain and pine forests. The climate is significantly humid most of the year with short mild winters that include frequent cold spells. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher every 2 out of 3 days. Extended periods of very hot weather are rare. Rainfall is abundant and well distributed throughout the year. Thunderstorms are common, occurring 1 out of 3 days during summer. Fall is typically the driest season. Winter snow is minimal with 2 of 3 years having no measurable snowfalls. Ice storms occur occasionally.
Interesting Facts about Jackson, Mississippi
As of 2014, Jackson's population is 174,382 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.99 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Jackson is $95,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.00 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Jackson's cost of living is 16.60% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Jackson public schools spend $9,967 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Jackson.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Jackson is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Jackson jobs have Decreased by 2.16 percent.
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Ranked #91 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #178 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Jackson's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
• Newly Listed Homes
• Most Expensive Listing
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• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
• Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
• Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
• Homes under $250,000
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