Jackson County NC Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

Jackson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 42,163
Population in Households 38,484
Population in Familes 28,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,679
Population Density1 86
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $40,397
Average Household Income $54,526
Per Capita Income $23,303


Total Housing Units 27,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,936 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,353 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,330 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $191,702
Average Home Value $268,419


Total Households 17,289
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 10,067
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.56% 0.79%
Households 0.61% 0.89%
Families 0.43% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.77%


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, 2018 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 # 64 37th
Diversity Index # 71 30th
Median Household Income # 61 40th
Per Capita Income # 57 44th

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