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Jackson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jackson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in East Feliciana Parish at latitude 30.8346 and longitude -91.2085. East Feliciana Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 151 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Jackson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jackson, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jackson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Buncombe.

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Jackson, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,846
Population in Households 1,837
Population in Familes 1,506
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,009
Population Density1 862
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 789
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 514
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $111,853
Average Home Value $133,683


Median Household Income $37,016
Average Household Income $52,456
Per Capita Income $19,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% -0.21%
Households 0.3% -0.2%
Families 0.79% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.39%
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, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 133 72nd
Population Density1 # 177 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 117 76th
Median Household Income # 266 44th
Per Capita Income # 285 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.