Cost of Living,
Jackson's Real Estate Market
Jackson Metro Area
Profile: Small city Location: West-central Tennessee Elevation: 412 Time zone: Central Standard Time
|Small-town feel||Crime rates|
|Cost of living||Entertainment|
|Diverse economy||Arts & culture|
Click here to Hide Profile
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 1950’s 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 accolades for the quality of work force and growth potential. 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.
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 degrees. 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.--------------------
The median home cost in Jackson is $87,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.60 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Jackson's cost of living is 18.00% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
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.--------------------
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.
Ranked #4 Most Affordable Colleges
Ranked #58 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #98 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #294 Best Green Cities
Ranked #304 2005 Best Places to Live
See More Rankings Click Here
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
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