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What Bert Has To Say About Jackson Metro Area

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.


  • Profile: Small city
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 412
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Jackson
  • Zip Codes: Jackson (zip 38301)

Quick Facts About Jackson

    The unemployment rate in Jackson (zip 38301) is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Jackson (zip 38301) jobs have Decreased by 1.06 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jackson (zip 38301)'s cost of living is 19.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Jackson (zip 38301)'s population is 36,045 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.75 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Jackson (zip 38301) is $82,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.80 percent.
    Jackson (zip 38301) public schools spend $9,202 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Jackson (zip 38301).

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