Jackson Hinds County, Mississippi

Jackson: Capital and largest city of Mississippi

Jackson locator map
Location of Jackson on Mississippi map.


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 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 160,628 inhabitants.

The city was created 199 years ago in 1821.


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

Jackson December 2018 63 'skyline' image
Jackson December 2018 63 'skyline'


Jackson forecast: A chance of rain showers before 7am, then showers and thunderstorms likely between 7am and 1pm, then rain and a chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. more

Jackson December 2018 63 'skyline' image

Jackson map

Jackson Quick Facts

Population : 160,628 (2019)
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 (199 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 10:30:00 (19th June 2021)
Density : 548 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -8.02% (2010-2019)
Weather : 82℉ Showers And Thunderstorms Likely 7-days weather

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According to census records, the population of Jackson decreased by 8.02% in 9 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

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, you can see a list of people who born in Jackson.


College & universities near Jackson

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

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

Other places with the same name (21)

Other cities in Hinds County

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

City Name Population Title
Clinton 24,440 Suburb city of Jackson, located in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Byram 11,428 City in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Raymond 2,115 City in Mississippi
Taylorsville 1,245 City in Smith County, Mississippi, United States of America
Terry 1,227 Town in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Edwards 1,005 Town in Mississippi, USA
Utica 883 Town in Mississippi, United States
Bolton 531 Town of the United States
Learned 88 City in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Jackson distances to largest Mississippi cities

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