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Local Demographics

The City of Jackson, the county seat of Madison County, was founded in 1822. Located approximately 85 miles northeast of Memphis and 120 miles southwest of Nashville, Jackson is the largest city in rural West Tennessee. Jackson encompasses a land area of approximately 49 square miles and serves as West Tennessee's economic, cultural and healthcare center. The population is approximately 55,000 and is expected to be higher in the 2000 census due to recent annexations.

1999 Percentage of Household by Effective Buying Income

Jackson

TN

U.S.

Jackson MSA

Under $20,000

33.5%

31.3%

27.3%

31.6%

$20,000-$34,999

24.0%

22.8%

22.2%

22.4%

$35,000-$49,999

16.0%

17.2%

17.9%

17.2%

$50,000 and over

26.5%

28.7%

32.6%

28.8%

Median Household EBI

$29,883

$32,031

$35,377

$31,969

Source: Sales & Marketing Magazine's 1999 Survey of Buying Power

1999 Population by Age Group: City, State and Nation

Age Group

Jackson

TN

U.S.

Under 18 years

25.3%

25.0%

25.8%

18 to 24 years

11.3%

9.1%

9.1%

25 to 34 years

12.9%

13.8%

14.5%

35 to 49 years

20.8%

23.9%

23.5%

50 years and over

29.7%

28.2%

27.2%

Source: Sales & Marketing Magazine's 1999 Survey of Buying Power

Population in thousands

Year

Jackson

TN

U.S.

1999

55

5,583

271,464

1995

53

5,256

262,755

1990

49

4,877

249,632

1980

49

4,591

226,546

1970

40

3,926

203,302

1980-95

7.80%

14.50%

16.00%

1970-95

32.80%

33.90%

29.20%

Source: 1990 U.S. Census, Sales & Marketing Magazine's 1998 Survey of Buying Power, 1998 U.S. Census Bureau estimates


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