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Overview
Population:66,009
Pop. Change:7%
State: Tennessee
Metro Area: Jackson Metro Area
County: Madison County
City:Jackson
Zip Code:38305, 38301, ... 2 total
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Jackson's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • 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
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Jackson Metro Area

Profile: Small city

Location: West-central Tennessee

Elevation: 412

Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Jackson is a transportation center serving the agriculture industry, with cotton being a significant crop. The city is also a diverse manufacturing center for companies such as toolmaker Porter-Cable and Procter & Gamble. The town has a typical Southern-town feel with historic buildings and a vintage 1950s bus station often used as a movie set. Cost of living is low and the job base is expected to improve, as the area has received recent accolades for the quality of work force and growth potential. It hasn’t yet shown up in the numbers. There is a popular minor league baseball team and a few other community events, but there isn’t much to do nor much cultural interest. Memphis lies 90 miles west and better things may lie in the future.

The surrounding countryside is flat with sections of slightly rolling farmland and deciduous woods. The climate is continental with a subtropical influence. Summers have frequent thundershowers with regular temperatures above 90[dg]F. Winters are changeable with periods of mild weather alternating with cool northerly air. Although temperatures below zero seldom occur, cold snaps and passing storms can deliver significant snowfall. The spring storm-track location brings occasional severe weather such as destructive tornadoes. First freeze is late October, last is April 1.

Interesting Facts about Jackson, Tennessee

As of 2014, Jackson's population is 66,009 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.72 percent.

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The median home cost in Jackson is $87,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.60 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Jackson's cost of living is 18.00% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Jackson public schools spend $9,202 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Jackson.

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The unemployment rate in Jackson is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Jackson jobs have Decreased by 1.06 percent.


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Map Of Jackson

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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Jackson's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • 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
 • Median Priced Homes