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Jackson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jackson had a population of 3,770 as of July 1, 2016. Jackson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 30.8346 and longitude -91.2085 in East Feliciana Parish. 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. East Feliciana Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Town of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2405899) 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.

The Town of Jackson is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4A, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Feliciana Parish.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Buncombe.

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Jackson, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,770
Population in Households 1,761
Population in Familes 1,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,009
Population Density1 844
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 493
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $63,929
Average Home Value $102,021


Median Household Income $31,595
Average Household Income $46,973
Per Capita Income $15,622
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.28%
Households -0.39% -0.4%
Families -0.13% -0.53%
Median Household Income   -1.26%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 136 72nd
Population Density1 # 179 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 113 76th
Median Household Income # 366 23rd
Per Capita Income # 437 8th

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