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Jackson has the 936th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Jackson area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Jackson has the 269th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Jackson is below average at $44,650, and the median cost of a home in Jackson is $65,100, which is below the national average. 14% of workers in Jackson hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Jackson. 82% of Jackson workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Jackson spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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South Central Michigan Works! Jackson Service Center

209 East Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Jackson, MI 49201