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Jackson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 2,249 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 37.566 and longitude -83.3758 in Breathitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Breathitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2404776) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jackson is located within Jackson Division of Breathitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jackson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jackson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,249
Population in Households 2,134
Population in Familes 1,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 897
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 981
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 594 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 387 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $67,007
Average Home Value $95,623


Median Household Income $25,709
Average Household Income $40,706
Per Capita Income $17,743
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% -0.19%
Households 0.25% -0.1%
Families 1.19% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 156 71st
Population Density1 # 273 50th
Diversity Index2 # 329 39th
Median Household Income # 501 7th
Per Capita Income # 436 19th

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