THE COVINGTON GROUP

1085-A Gluckstadt Road
Madison, MS 39110
601-709-8770

DEMOGRAPHICS

Jackson

With a population of 175,561 people and 50 constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the largest community in Mississippi as well as the capital of the state.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jackson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), sales jobs (10.47%) and healthcare (7.21%).

The percentage of people in Jackson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.77% of adults in Jackson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $19,301, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,204 for a family of four.

One thing that you will notice about Jackson is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Jackson a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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Madison

Madison is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 24,595 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 13th largest community in Mississippi.

Madison is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Madison is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in management occupations (19.48%), sales jobs (13.33%) and healthcare (10.21%).

If knowledge is power, Madison is a pretty powerful place. 63.89% of the adults in Madison have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Madison in 2010 was $42,502, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,008 for a family of four.

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Ridgeland

Ridgeland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 24,488 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Ridgeland is the 14th largest community in Mississippi.

The citizens of Ridgeland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.64% of adults in Ridgeland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ridgeland in 2010 was $37,116, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,464 for a family of four.

Ridgeland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ridgeland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgeland who work in office and administrative support (14.76%), healthcare (12.01%) and management occupations (10.75%).

Also of interest is that Ridgeland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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Brandon

Brandon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 22,032 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Brandon is the 19th largest community in Mississippi.

The per capita income in Brandon in 2010 was $29,736, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,944 for a family of four.

Unlike some cities, Brandon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brandon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brandon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandon who work in office and administrative support (15.09%), sales jobs (14.55%) and healthcare (9.50%).

Also of interest is that Brandon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Brandon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brandon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brandon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brandon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Brandon is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.84% of adults in Brandon have a college degree.

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Flowood

Flowood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 7,939 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flowood is the 48th largest community in Mississippi.

Flowood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Flowood is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flowood who work in management occupations (14.52%), healthcare (12.52%) and teaching (9.87%).

The education level of Flowood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Flowood, 47.40% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Flowood in 2010 was $41,474, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,896 for a family of four.

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