Governing Magazine has an interesting tidbit for folks who are partial to Jacktown... according to their estimates, Jackson actually grew in 2011 for the first time... in a long time.
According to Governing, http://www.governing.com/news/state/census-2011-city-population-estimates.html">this is part of a larger trend -- the population of urban centers saw a spike in 2011, beating out the national average for growth. Large cities -- and the state of Texas -- saw significant growth.
Jackson didn't fare that well, but considering the population of the city has shrunk every census since 1970, it's interesting to see an actual http://www.governing.com/news/state/census-2011-city-population-estimates.html#map">uptick in population in the 2011 estimates. According to their map, Jackson's population grew by a little over 2,000 people in 2011, or roughly 1.18 percent. Surprised?
(h/t Dominic Deleo)