Location Profile

Jackson, Tennessee

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Jackson, Tennessee
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Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Jackson, Tennessee, and is a leading healthcare facility for the West Tennessee region. Recipient of several awards, including the Platinum Performance Award for cardiac care, they're known for their state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive patient care options. This innovative technology includes advanced diagnostic systems and robotic surgery. Services offered by the facility cover nearly every facet of healthcare, such as women's health, pediatrics, and heart surgery.

Community Overview

Jackson is a city (town) of around 68,400 people and is located in Western Tennessee. The city has been recognized as one of America's most affordable areas by Fortune magazine. Jackson is the 8th-largest city in Tennessee and has grown steadily over the last 5 years with a 39.6% increase in population. Credited as the birthplace of Rockabilly Music, the city celebrates its music heritage with its Legends of Tennessee Music Museum. A rich music scene and the proximity to Tennessee's other music cities, Nashville and Memphis, make Jackson entertaining. It's one of the most enjoyable places for Tennesseans, with good transportation, low housing costs, and one of the lowest average commute times in the state. 

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Cost of Living

Jackson features a cost of living of 4% lower than the state and 14 % lower than the national average. Housing, groceries, and transportation are among the most affordable expenses for residents. The average price for a 1-bedroom in Jackson is $1,234. However, other places are available below this amount. Housing costs vary by square feet, property type, amenities, location, and other factors.

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The Jackson-Madison County School System (JMCSS) operates 24 public schools for Jackson and the surrounding area. A separate district previously existed for Jackson County and Madison County; however, they merged in an effort to offer a better educational experience throughout the area. 

To date, the district features 1 preschool, 10 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 K-8 schools, 1 6-12 school, 5 high schools, and 1 all-virtual school. Although JMCSS is large, the student-teacher ratio is 15 to 1, making classrooms where students receive the attention they need to succeed.

The district focuses on preparing its students for success both in academics and in future careers, using a variety of tools. JMCSS offers state-of-the-art technology for teachers and classrooms, with some schools offering a laptop for every student within a certain grade. It includes award-winning schools, with both Issac Lane and Madison Academic recipients of the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence program. Additionally, several high schools within the district are listed on the U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools list. Magnet schools and programs throughout the schools offer a more focused approach to learning based on students' specific interests, such as Science and Technology. 

Outside of the classroom, students continue to thrive thanks to the wide variety of extracurricular activities JMCSS offers. In middle school and beyond, students can join clubs or organizations for topics such as math, community service, music, arts, and other subjects. Extraordinarily diverse, JMCSS features 30 languages spoken among its students, and Niche.com rates the district as one of the most diverse in Tennessee. 

There are also 3 private schools in Jackson.

The local library system is Jackson-Madison County Library, and it features 2 branches throughout the community. In addition to thousands of books and media, the library also lets borrowers check out items from its Library of Things. This is a program of "useful things," such as musical instruments, cookware, and laptops.

Various youth programs in the community


Jackson offers a public transportation system with 13 fixed-route buses to take you throughout the city and the surrounding area. Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, are also an easy transportation option. 

Daily Driving in Jackson
  • The average commute in Franklin is 17.3 minutes, far less than the national average of 26.8 minutes
  • 83.6% of commuters drive their own vehicle

Nearby Cities

Jackson isn't far from several major Tennessee cities for fun, live music, food, and culture.

Memphis, Tennessee - Take the enjoyable 85.8 miles/138 KM drive on I-40 West for a little over an hour and you'll reach Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis offers blues, rock-and-roll, and barbecue in spades. It's also the best place for Elvis Presley fans as the home of Graceland, his famous estate. There are several tours for visitors of Graceland, and exhibits on Elvis' movies, music, cars, and personal life. After your tour, you can visit the neighboring entertainment complex for a bite of Memphis cuisine, such as pulled pork, brisket, and fried green tomatoes. Several other great museums are within Memphis, with options such as the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Underground Railroad Museum. 

Nashville, Tennessee - An easy drive of 2 hours or 129 miles/207 KM along the I-40 Interstate takes you to Nashville, also known as Music City. It's hard to describe Nashville, and to see what it's like, you simply have to visit there. While known for its country music heritage, Nashville features a rich music scene of everything from R&B to pop. The streets are filled with performance venues to see up-and-coming performers and beloved favorites, as well as the renowned Grand Ole Opry and Ryman. Plus, there's the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Johnny Cash Museum. However, Nashville offers more than music, it also boasts an incredible food scene. You can't visit Nashville without trying some of its famous hot chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and freshly-made doughnuts. 

Florence, Alabama - Just 2 hours or 100 miles/160 KM away from Jackson awaits Florence, Alabama, via the TN-69 South highway. Florence routinely makes the list of Southern Living's Best Small Towns and offers something to do no matter when you visit. The area, along with nearby Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is known affectionately as "The Shoals" and has several great spots to visit. As home to the famous recording studios of legends like Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Alicia Keys, Florence's FAME Studios is a must for music lovers. The National Historic Landmark offers an inside look at the studio's music history with its captivating backstage tour. Don't forget to visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and see artifacts such as Elvis Presley's first RCA contract. Another great local attraction is the house of author and activist Helen Keller. Visitors can see her childhood home and marvel at its lovingly-captured historic details.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Living in Jackson brims with possibilities, as the area offers a rich world of activities and entertainment. 

Options for groceries in Jackson range from small regional shops to large corporate chains, all with great selections that help you stock your cabinets. You can choose from stores such as Kroger, Food Giant, Market Place, Food Rite, and Grubb's to find all of the food and household supplies you need. When you need to have a bit of retail therapy, don't miss your chance to explore some of Jackson's best shopping destinations. While the city includes Target, Kohl's, Marshalls, and Walmart, Jackson also offers a quaint downtown with shops for books, records, gifts, and artwork. Old Hickory Mall, also in town, boasts chains like The Children's Place, Finish Lane, and American Eagle. 

The treasure trove of museums Jackson offers adds to the appeal of the city. A hit with all ages, Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum is a large collection of vehicles from TV and film productions. Exhibits on display include a Back to the Future DeLorean, Lightning McQueen from Disney's Cars movies, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van; you can even take a picture sitting behind the wheel of some of these famous rides. Casey Jones Village is a history museum complex dedicated to the famous locomotive engineer. It's home to a history museum, railroad exhibit, and train, plus a delicious old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Last but not least, The Legends of Tennessee Music Museum is dedicated to great voices of the past who contributed to the culture of the region. 

Jackson's closeness to the music cities of Nashville and Memphis has made it so that there's always a live event in town. The 2,200-seat Carl Perkins Civic Center presents various concerts and performers, while The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center ("The Ned") hosts local theatre productions. Jackson also has an open-air venue, the AMP at the Market, for concerts during the summer months. 

With several options for fun, Jackson lets you get your thrills in with ease. Hit the roller rink and then bowl a game or two at the Jackson Bowling & Skating Center, or try to escape from a themed room at Jackson Escape Rooms. Need more thrills? Adventure is sky-high at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, where you can bounce and zipline your way across an entertainment space. If you'd rather picnic and hit the playground, Jackson has 20 to explore, including the  Cypress Grove Nature Preserve.

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Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Jackson, Tennessee experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool, relatively mild winters. The warmest month in Jackson is July, while January is the coldest month. It occasionally snows, but the average is around 4 inches/ 101.6 MM.  For rain, Jackson gets around 54 inches/1,371 MM of rainfall a year, so residents have a slightly wetter climate than other parts of Tennessee. 

Average Jackson Temperatures
  • Annual: 31F to 90ºF / -0.55ºC  to 32.22ºC
  • December: Low of 32ºF/0ºC  and High of 51°F /10.55ºC  
  • July: Low of 71ºF/2166ºC and High of 89ºF /31.66º C

Crime Rate

Jackson is safe for families, with a crime rate comparable to most cities of its size. 

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