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Jackson is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is located primarily in Hinds County, serving as one of its two county seats. Segments of the city overlap Madison County and Rankin County. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. President. The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail. The city is the anchor for the metro area. While its population declined from 184,256 at the 2000 census to 173,514 at the 2010 census, the metropolitan region grew. The 2010 census ascribed a population of 539,057 to the five-county Jackson metropolitan area. The city was ranked third as the best "Bang For Your Buck" among the United States' 100 largest metro areas in 2009, according to Forbes magazine. The study measured overall affordability in living costs, housing rates, and more. In 2011 USS Jackson (LCS-6) was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the city.


Jackson, also known as the City of Jackson, is the capital city of the state of Mississippi. The city of Jackson is home to many prominent musicians from various genres of music like gospel, folk, blues and jazz. Jackson is located on the banks of Pearl River. The city lies in the Jackson Prairie region which makes it an ideal destination if you planning to go hiking with your friends and family. Some of the places to visit in Jackson are: Dixie National Livestock Show, Parade and Rodeo; Jackson Zoological Park; Mississippi Museum of Natural Science; Mynelle Gardens; Davis Planetarium; Jackson Convention Centre; Supreme Court Building; and the War Memorial Museum.


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Facts and Stats for Jackson*

  • Pollution Statistics in Jackson

    Know the pollution level of Jackson before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Jackson: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Jackson for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Jackson.

    • Burglary and Theft 78.85 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 67.31 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 84.62 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.85 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80.77 (Very High)
    • Attacks 63.46 (High)
    • Drug offense 78.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 5.36 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65.38 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 64.29 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.77 (Very High)
  • Living in Jackson - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Jackson is 175.92 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 24.2 (Low)
    • Climate Index 86.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.03 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 90.68 (High)
    • Health Care Index 71.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.12 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.91 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Jackson

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Jackson

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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