Jackson metropolitan area, Tennessee

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Map of the Jackson-Humboldt Combined Statistical Area, with the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area highlighted in red
Chester county Tennessee courthouse

The Jackson, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties - Madison and Chester - in western Tennessee, anchored by the city of Jackson. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 115,425.[1][2]




According to Morgan Quitno's 2010 Metropolitan Crime Rate Rankings [3] the Jackson metropolitan area had the 13th highest crime rate in the United States.

The Morgan Quitno list of the "Top 25 Most Dangerous Cities of 2007", ranked Jackson's as the 9th most dangerous metropolitan area in the United States.[4] In 2006, it had been listed as the 18th most dangerous.[5]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 107,377 people, 41,212 households, and 28,836 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 68.52% White, 29.21% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $35,666, and the median income for a family was $42,861. Males had a median income of $33,066 versus $22,672 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,573.

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The Jackson-Humboldt Combined Statistical Area is made up of three counties in west Tennessee. The statistical area includes the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Humboldt Micropolitan Statistical Area.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on June 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
  2. ^ American FactFinder, U.S. Census, 2010, Madison and Chester counties. https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml [1]
  3. ^ http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010/Metro_crime_ranking_2010-2011_hightolow.pdf[dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.