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Jackson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Jackson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Jackson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Breathitt County at latitude 37.5531 and longitude -83.3835. Breathitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles.

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Jackson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,081
Population in Households 1,967
Population in Familes 1,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density1 830
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 909
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 547
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $68,415
Average Home Value $78,584


Median Household Income $28,089
Average Household Income $39,111
Per Capita Income $16,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.62% -1.17%
Households -1.42% -1.22%
Families 0.0% -1.39%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jackson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 161 69th
Population Density1 # 288 45th
Diversity Index2 # 335 36th
Median Household Income # 441 16th
Per Capita Income # 421 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.