Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

Jackson: Capital and largest city of Mississippi


Jackson is a city located in the county of Hinds in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 173,514 and a population density of 592 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 157,821 inhabitants.

The city was created 201 years ago in 1821.

Quick Facts about Jackson

Population : 157,821 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Hinds County
Postal code : 39200–39299
Area : 293.27 km2
Altitude : 279 feet / 85 meters
Capital city : Jackson is capital of Mississippi
Establishment : January 01, 1822 (201 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 06:46:54 (9th February 2023)
Density : 538 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.94% (2010-2020)
Jackson locator map
Location of Jackson on Mississippi map.
Jackson December 2018 63 'skyline' image
Jackson December 2018 63 'skyline'
Jackson December 2018 63 'skyline' image


Jackson is located at 32°17'56"N 90°11'5"W (32.2987600, -90.1848100).

Jackson map

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According to census records, the population of Jackson decreased by 9.94% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 173,514 - census
2011 175,149 0.93% estimation process
2012 174,822 -0.19% estimation process
2013 172,927 -1.1% estimation process
2014 172,014 -0.53% estimation process
2015 170,901 -0.65% estimation process
2016 169,022 -1.11% estimation process
2017 166,823 -1.32% estimation process
2018 163,772 -1.86% estimation process
2019 160,628 -1.96% estimation process
2020 157,821 -1.78% estimation process

Jackson zip code is 39201. County name: Hinds, County fips: 28049

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People born in Jackson (200)

People born in Jackson, including rapper and record producer David Banner, singer, songwriter, actress LeAnn Rimes, jazz singer, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi Cassandra Wilson, .


  • Kathryn Stockett (US female writer) she was born in 01/01/1969
  • Eudora Welty (American short story writer, novelist and photographer (1909-2001)) she was born in 13/04/1909
  • Teddy Edwards (American jazz tenor saxophonist) he was born in 26/04/1924
  • Freddie Waits (American musician) he was born in 27/04/1940
  • Mo Williams (American professional basketball player) he was born in 19/12/1982
  • Tommy Aldridge (American rock drummer) he was born in 15/08/1950
  • Monta Ellis (American basketball player) he was born in 26/10/1985
  • Alice Brown (American sprinter) she was born in 20/09/1960
  • Beth Henley (American writer and actor) she was born in 08/05/1952
  • Rebecca Walker (American writer) she was born in 17/11/1969
  • Roy A. Tucker (American astronomer) he was born in 01/01/1951
  • Wendy Wyland (American acrobatic diver) she was born in 25/11/1964
  • Daniel Curtis Lee (American actor) he was born in 17/05/1991
  • Erick Dampier (American professional basketball player) he was born in 14/07/1975
  • Jimmy Hart (American musician and professional wrestling manager) he was born in 01/01/1943
  • Richard Ford (American novelist and short story writer) he was born in 16/02/1944
  • John A. Williams (American writer) he was born in 05/12/1925
  • Bobby V (American singer and songwriter from Georgia and Mississippi) he was born in 27/02/1980

Schools in Jackson

College & universities near Jackson, MS

Code Name City ZIP
458955 Strayer University-Mississippi Jackson (MS) 39201
175856 Jackson State University Jackson (MS) 39217
175421 Belhaven University Jackson (MS) 39202
175980 Millsaps College Jackson (MS) 39210-0001
176390 Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson (MS) 39206

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Jackson, MS

Code Name Address Type
JAN Union Station 300 W. Capital Street RAIL
HAZ Hazlehurst station North Ragsdale Ave and East Conway St. RAIL
YAZ Yazoo City West Broadway (SR149) and North Water Street RAIL
VKS Vicksburg, MS 1295 South Frontage Road BUS
BRH Brookhaven East Monticello St. and South Railroad Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Jackson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Jackson Post Office Jackson (MS) 39201
Delta Station Post Office Jackson (MS) 39213
Fondren Post Office Jackson (MS) 39216
Westland Post Office Jackson (MS) 39209
Pearl Post Office Pearl (MS) 39208

Other places with the same name (23)

Other cities in Hinds County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Hinds County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Clinton 23,873 Suburb city of Jackson, located in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Byram 11,265 City in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Raymond 2,082 City in Mississippi
Taylorsville 1,241 City in Smith County, Mississippi, United States of America
Terry 1,241 Town in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Edwards 999 Town in Mississippi, USA
Utica 889 Town in Mississippi, United States
Bolton 523 Town of the United States
Learned 82 City in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Jackson distances to largest Mississippi cities