Poverty in Jackson, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Jackson, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Jackson is 28.9%. One out of every 3.5 residents of Jackson lives in poverty.

How many people in Jackson, Mississippi live in poverty?
47,341 of 163,904 Jackson residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Jackson compare to the rest of Mississippi?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Mississippi is 21.5%, meaning Jackson has a significantly higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Mississippi.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate

Jackson, Mississippi Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

27.0% 15.3%

2011

30.7% 13.0% 15.9%

2012

32.5% 5.0% 15.9%

2013

34.9% 7.0% 15.8%

2014

28.2% 23.0% 15.5%

2015

31.7% 12.0% 14.7%

2016

22.0% 44.0% 14.0%

2017

23.8% 8.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

134,353

32.0% 25.2% 78.8%

White

26,395

11.2% 10.3% 15.5%

Hispanic

1,895

51.2% 22.2% 1.1%

What's the Poverty Rate in Jackson, Mississippi By Race?

32.0% of Black residents of Jackson, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Jackson, Mississippi is the same as than the national average. 43,043 of 134,353 black Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 78.8% of the total population of Jackson, Mississippi are black.

11.2% of White residents of Jackson, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Jackson, Mississippi is the same as than the national average. 2,955 of 26,395 white Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 15.5% of the total population of Jackson, Mississippi are white.

51.2% of Hispanic residents of Jackson, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Jackson, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 970 of 1,895 hispanic Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.1% of the total population of Jackson, Mississippi is hispanic.

Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Jackson, Mississippi?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Jackson, Mississippi is 26.4%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Jackson, Mississippi is 31.1%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Jackson, Mississippi

Female residents of Jackson, Mississippi are moderately(17%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

20,132 of 76,350 males in Jackson live below the poverty line.

27,209 of 87,554 females in Jackson live below the poverty line.

Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Jackson can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 38.8%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 23.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Jackson is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 35.1%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 42.5%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Jackson can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 42.3%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 36.4%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 37.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Jackson, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 27.1%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Jackson, Mississippi?

Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

44.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

42.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

40.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

25.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

18.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

18.2%

Over 85 Years Old

16.3%

Jackson, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Jackson, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Jackson, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 29.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Jackson, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 23.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Jackson, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Jackson, Mississippi who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 161,885 residents of Jackson, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 46,868 (29.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 473 (23.4%) of 2,019 residents of Jackson, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Jackson, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Jackson is 28.9%.
Jackson is in Hinds County, Madison County, Rankin County.
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Byram 6.4%
Clinton 12.2%
Raymond 23.1%
Terry 13.8%

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