Jackson, WY
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Living in Jackson


Jackson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 10,559 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the tenth largest community in Wyoming.

Jackson home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wyoming, but Jackson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jackson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in management occupations (9.86%), food service (9.77%), and sales jobs (9.11%).

Of important note, Jackson is also a town of artists. Jackson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jackson’s character.

One of the benefits of Jackson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.89 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In Jackson, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Jackson is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Jackson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Jackson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.87% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2018 was $40,192, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,768 for a family of four. However, Jackson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jackson is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Jackson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jackson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Jackson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Jackson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.54%.

The most common language spoken in Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.


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