Location Profile

Jackson, Mississippi

Facility Type
Facility Location
Jackson, Mississippi
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
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Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Renowned for its excellence in care and innovation, the facility offers a full range of services including surgical, cardiac care, and behavioral health.

Community Overview

Known as the City with Soul, Jackson is a flourishing city that brims with Southern hospitality and rich culture. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and sits on the Pearl River. As the most populated city in the state, Jackson offers a multitude of things to do plus plenty of delicious cuisine. Jackson has a variety of different neighborhoods, each with its own appeal, attractions, and charm. The arts thrive in the Fondren district while some of the best area cuisine is in Downtown and Midtown. Overall, the city offers a great experience to all and is fun year-round thanks to a number of exciting events. Attending the various festivals, fairs, community events, and celebrations is an enjoyable part of life in Jackson. Jatran is the local bus service and offers a convenient way to travel through the Jackson area making it easy to get where you need to go.

Learn more about Jackson at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

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Jackson Public School District runs the public schools in the area and is one of the largest school districts in the state. The district features 33 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 7 high schools, and 5 special program schools. Pre-K programs are also offered at 24 elementary schools in the district. The district has a low-student teacher ratio of 16 to 1 so students can get the attention and guidance they need for the best academic experience. Students are required to wear uniforms in every elementary school and middle school. High schoolers may receive an assigned laptop to help them complete homework and expand their learning potential through apps.  Among the district are several National Blue Ribbon Schools and 7 high schools have been recognized for their excellence by U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools. Jackson also has 27 private schools.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Whether you’re in the mood to browse local boutiques, familiar big-box stores, or a large shopping complex, there’s a shopping destination for you in Jackson.  Head to the bustling Fondren neighborhood for some of the hippest and chic stops, or venture to Highland Village to see a mix of national and local brands. Jackson’s charming local stores are ready with vinyl, repurposed goods, stylish t-shirts, homemade gifts, and anything else you can imagine. Target, Walmart, and other department stores are also within the area, making it easy to shop for general merchandise. Whole Foods, Kroger, McDade’s, Food Depot, and Save a Lot are just a few options for grocery shopping.

Jackson has a lively arts and culture scene with options for art enthusiasts, theatre-goers, music fans, and history buffs. The Mississippi Museum of Art features a rich collection of American and world art. There are also several fine art galleries with local and national artists on display. Thalia Mara Hall has a series of events each month with Broadway shows, live music, opera, and other productions. Theatre lovers can also visit the New Stage Theatre for comedies, dramas, children’s shows, and musicals by a talented cast. The Alamo Theatre is a local non-profit theatre that offers various film screenings and special events often unique to Jackson.

Museums abound in Jackson and offer a rich look at the local history and explore various cultures. The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is an insight into the Muslim faith with exhibits and informative displays, while the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shines a light on civil rights history. The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is for sports fans, and Mississippi Children’s Museum offers children a hands-on interactive play and learning experience. You can step back in time and explore 15,000 years of state history at the Museum of Mississippi History, or learn about the world’s wonders at the Museum of Natural Science. The Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum features several exhibits and a living history farm to give you an eye on how agriculture impacts the area.

Anyone who loves to spend time outside will find excitement in Jackson thanks to its lush parks and various athletic facilities. LeFleur's Bluff State Park is located in the heart of Jackson and features camping, fishing, and picnic spots. The 305-acre park also has nature trails to explore and a 9-hole golf course. Mynelle Gardens is another beautiful spot that offers a quiet retreat from the city. This peaceful 7-acre botanical garden has paths lined with flowers and plants, many of which are rare or exotic. You’ll find several statues and shaded sitting areas in this lovely spot. Jackson has 2 tennis centers, each with several lighted courts, but that’s just the beginning of its facilities. There are 72 athletic fields, 5 gyms, 1 go-kart track, 32 playgrounds, and 9 swimming pools in the city. All are free or affordable sources of recreation for adults and children of any age.

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Crime Rate

You’ll be safe in Jackson as the city has a dedicated police department. More than 400 officers are sworn to protect the city and regularly engage in patrols. Community policing, CrimeStoppers and other crime prevention methods are offered by the department. Crime has decreased by 14% over the last year and should continue to fall.

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