Jackson has the 408th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Jackson area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Jackson has the 268th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Jackson is below average at $37,630, and the median cost of a home in Jackson is $118,700, which is below the national average. 27% of workers in Jackson hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Jackson. 84% of Jackson workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Jackson spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.