Jackson County NC Information

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Jackson County Subdivisions

Jackson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 42,287
Population in Households 38,615
Population in Familes 28,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,672
Population Density1 86
Diversity Index2 37
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,116
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 9,995
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 27,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,592 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,524 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,126 (37.2%)
Median Home Value $184,020
Average Home Value $253,024
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,435
Average Household Income $51,294
Per Capita Income $21,731
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.56%
Households 0.64% 0.5%
Families 0.45% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Jackson County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 60 41st
Population Density1 # 65 36th
Diversity Index2 # 71 30th
Median Household Income # 64 37th
Per Capita Income # 56 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.