Jackson, TN

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Population

129,538

0.387% decline

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$43,552

0.92% growth

Number of Employees

56,060

0.0196% growth

Median Property Value

$120,300

2.38% growth

About

In 2017, Jackson, TN had a population of 130k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $43,552. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jackson, TN declined from 130,041 to 129,538, a -0.387% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,155 to $43,552, a 0.92% increase.

The population of Jackson, TN is 62.5% White Alone, 30.8% Black or African American Alone, and 4.22% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jackson, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson, TN are Union University (1,071 degrees awarded in 2017), Jackson State Community College (706 degrees), and Freed-Hardeman University (411 degrees).

The median property value in Jackson, TN is $120,300, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Jackson, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson, TN is 2 cars per household.

Jackson, TN borders Dyersburg, TN and Brownsville, TN.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Jackson, TN employs 56.1k people. The largest industries in Jackson, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,080 people), Manufacturing (7,642 people), and Retail Trade (7,635 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,775), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,719).

Median household income in Jackson, TN is $43,552. Males in Jackson, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Jackson, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,552

2017 value

± $1,953

0.92%

1 Year Growth

± 5.63%

Households in Jackson, TN have a median annual income of $43,552, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,155 in 2016, which represents a 0.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $110,700, followed by Wilson County, TN and Robertson County, TN, with respective values of $76,756 and $69,079.

The following map shows all of the counties in Jackson, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson, TN (24.5k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    11,826 ± 754

  2. White

    11,479 ± 834

  3. Hispanic

    2,075 ± 411

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson, TN is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

56.1k

2017 Value

± 1,741

0.0196%

1 Year growth

± 4.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson, TN grew at a rate of 0.0196%, from 56k employees to 56.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,223 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,816 people), and Production Occupations (5,257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,223 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,816 people), and Production Occupations (5,257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Jackson, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.53 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,554), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,981), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($57,070).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.1k

2017 Value

± 1,741

0.0196%

1 Year growth

± 4.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson, TN grew at a rate of 0.0196%, from 56k employees to 56.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,080 people), Manufacturing (7,642 people), and Retail Trade (7,635 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson, TN, though some of these residents may live in Jackson, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Jackson, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,080 people), Manufacturing (7,642 people), and Retail Trade (7,635 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Jackson, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.35 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.3 times), and Retail Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,775), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,719).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.8% of the population of Jackson, TN has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Jackson, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Jackson, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%

Uninsured

44.2%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson, TN declined by 10.3% from 11.4% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Jackson, TN is home to a population of 130k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.8% of Jackson, TN residents were born outside of the country (3.63k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson, TN is composed of 80.9k White Alone residents (62.5%), 39.9k Black or African American Alone residents (30.8%), 5.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.22%), 2k Two or More Races residents (1.54%), 1.15k Asian Alone residents (0.888%), 80 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0618%), 63 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0486%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jackson, TN was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Jackson, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jackson, TN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.63k people

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.62k people

As of 2017, 2.8% of Jackson, TN residents (3.63k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jackson, TN was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Jackson, TN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Jackson, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson, TN was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    80.9k ± 7

  2. Black or African American Alone

    39.9k ± 352

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.46k ± 613

In 2017, there were 2.03 times more White Alone residents (80.9k people) in Jackson, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.9k Black or African American Alone and 5.46k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jackson, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,629 ± 300

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,233 ± 303

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,185 ± 227

Jackson, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Jackson, TN awarded 2,938 degrees. The student population of Jackson, TN is skewed towards women, with 4,821 male students and 7,492 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson, TN are White (2,016 and 68.9%), followed by Black or African American (672 and 23%), Unknown (86 and 2.94%), and Hispanic or Latino (74 and 2.53%).

The largest universities in Jackson, TN by number of degrees awarded are Union University (1,071 and 36.5%), Jackson State Community College (706 and 24%), and Freed-Hardeman University (411 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Jackson, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (432 and 14.7%), Registered Nursing (250 and 8.51%), and General Business Administration & Management (179 and 6.09%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson, TN are $21,950 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 71 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jackson, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,071 degrees awarded

  2. 706 degrees awarded

  3. 411 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$21,950

Median Private

In 2017, the Jackson, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Union University with 1,071 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,109

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,829

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,109 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson, TN, which is 0.606 times less than the 1,829 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Jackson, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,016 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    672 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    86 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jackson, TN were to White students. These 2,016 degrees mean that there were 3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 672 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson, TN was $120,300 in 2017, which is 0.524 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,500 to $120,300, a 2.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson, TN is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson, TN have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$120,300

2017 Median

± $3,278

$117,500

2016 Median

± $2,751

In 2017, the median property value in Jackson, TN grew to to $120,300 from the previous year's value of $117,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jackson, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$43,552

Median Household Income

± $1,953

48.5k

Number of Households

± 1,451

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.5k households in Jackson, TN grew to $43,552 from the previous year's value of $43,155.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jackson, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jackson, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

65.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Jackson, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson, TN have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Jackson, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    6.81%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jackson, TN was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.81%) and those who Worked At Home (2.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jackson, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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