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Jackson, Mississippi (MS) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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23.8% of Jackson, MS residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 16.9% greater than the poverty level of 19.8% across the entire state of Mississippi. Taking into account residents not living in families, 23.3% of high school graduates and 54.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.7% among disabled males and 28.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 70.6%. For comparison, it was 34.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Jackson, MS

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Jackson:

23.8%
Whole state:

19.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Jackson:

9.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Jackson:

24.7%
Mississippi:

21.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Jackson:

28.7%
Mississippi:

30.7%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Jackson:

28.6%
Mississippi:

29.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Jackson:

27.2%
Mississippi:

32.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

70.6%
Residents above poverty level:

34.4%

Poverty by age in Jackson, MS

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Jackson
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Jackson,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 31.5%Under 5 years
  • 33.0%5 years
  • 33.0%6 to 11 years
  • 27.4%12 to 14 years
  • 45.4%15 years
  • 40.6%16 and 17 years
  • 27.6%18 to 24 years
  • 16.3%25 to 34 years
  • 18.0%35 to 44 years
  • 17.5%45 to 54 years
  • 21.1%55 to 64 years
  • 9.9%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Jackson
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Jackson,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 31.5%Under 5 years
  • 25.8%5 years
  • 39.2%6 to 11 years
  • 58.8%12 to 14 years
  • 27.8%15 years
  • 19.1%16 and 17 years
  • 36.0%18 to 24 years
  • 24.4%25 to 34 years
  • 22.4%35 to 44 years
  • 16.2%45 to 54 years
  • 18.1%55 to 64 years
  • 21.2%65 to 74 years
  • 15.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Jackson, MS
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Jackson,MS (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.5%Under 5 years
  • 20.1%5 years
  • 19.0%6 to 11 years
  • 16.1%12 to 14 years
  • 15.2%15 years
  • 12.2%16 and 17 years
  • 17.9%18 to 24 years
  • 11.3%25 to 34 years
  • 8.1%35 to 44 years
  • 6.8%45 to 54 years
  • 8.0%55 to 64 years
  • 3.5%65 to 74 years
  • 4.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Jackson, MS

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Jackson, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Jackson, MS (%)
  • 9.3%White
  • 26.3%Black
  • 40.1%American Indian
  • 8.3%Asian
  • 29.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 64.2%Other race
  • 27.8%2+ races
  • 42.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Jackson, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Jackson, MS (absolute numbers)
  • 2,355White
  • 35,481Black
  • 57American Indian
  • 52Asian
  • 26Native Hawaiian
  • 584Other race
  • 3282+ races
  • 811Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 24.0%Below poverty level
  • 76.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 3.8%Below poverty level
  • 96.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Jackson, MS

Children below poverty level:
Jackson, Mississippi:

34.1%
State:

26.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Jackson:

23.3%
Mississippi:

24.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Jackson:

54.7%
Mississippi:

51.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 16.6%Married-couple family
  • 12.6%Male, no wife present
  • 70.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Jackson not in families by work experience
  • 2.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 33.6%Worked part-time
  • 63.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.8%Both worked full-time
  • 6.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 12.7%Both worked part-time
  • 29.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 38.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.6%1995 to 1998
  • 2.1%1990 to 1994
  • 7.4%1980 to 1989
  • 20.5%1970 to 1979
  • 26.5%1960 to 1969
  • 22.4%1950 to 1959
  • 11.3%1940 to 1949
  • 7.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 1.6%1995 to 1998
  • 2.6%1990 to 1994
  • 10.6%1980 to 1989
  • 24.9%1970 to 1979
  • 26.5%1960 to 1969
  • 20.2%1950 to 1959
  • 8.4%1940 to 1949
  • 4.4%1939 or earlier
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