Jackson County NC Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

Jackson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,834
Daytime Population: Workers 20,531
Daytime Population: Residents 22,467
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,998
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 38,243
Population in Familes 28,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,591
Population Density2 85
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $38,701
Average Household Income $54,217
Per Capita Income $23,154


Total Housing Units 27,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,498 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,651 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,161 (37.2%)
Median Home Value $187,167
Average Home Value $257,787


Total Households 17,149
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 9,981
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.56%
Households 0.58% 0.62%
Families 0.37% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.1%


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, 2017 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 # 61 40th
Population Density # 65 36th
Diversity Index # 71 30th
Median Household Income # 63 38th
Per Capita Income # 50 51st

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