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Jackson, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jackson had a population of 3,668 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: Buncombe.

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


Total Population 3,668
Daytime Population: Workers 1,357
Daytime Population: Residents 1,626
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,983
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,660
Population in Familes 1,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,008
Population Density2 822
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $33,150
Average Household Income $51,210
Per Capita Income $16,288


Total Housing Units 942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 440 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $65,789
Average Home Value $104,489


Total Households 714
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 462
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 -0.64% -0.48%
Households -1.19% -0.97%
Families -1.0% -1.15%
Median Household Income   -0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.05%

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, 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 # 139 71st
Population Density # 184 61st
Diversity Index # 118 75th
Median Household Income # 350 26th
Per Capita Income # 434 9th

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