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Jackson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 2,194 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Jackson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,194
Population in Households 2,080
Population in Familes 1,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 875
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $28,511
Average Household Income $45,876
Per Capita Income $19,856


Total Housing Units 1,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 652 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 302 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $68,429
Average Home Value $95,737


Total Households 953
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 572
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.44%
Households -0.16% -0.42%
Families 0.54% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.09%

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, 2018 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 # 160 71st
Population Density # 275 49th
Diversity Index # 330 39th
Median Household Income # 488 10th
Per Capita Income # 402 26th

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