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Jackson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 2,154 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Jackson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,154
Daytime Population: Workers 2,517
Daytime Population: Residents 1,503
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,020
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 2,040
Population in Familes 1,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 859
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $27,245
Average Household Income $42,891
Per Capita Income $18,645


Total Housing Units 1,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 368 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $67,679
Average Home Value $95,562


Total Households 936
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 562
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.35%
Households -0.43% -0.3%
Families 0.37% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2017 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 # 159 71st
Population Density # 281 48th
Diversity Index # 320 41st
Median Household Income # 499 8th
Per Capita Income # 424 22nd

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