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Did Jackson's Population Actually Grow in 2011?

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.

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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)

Comments

donnaladd 7 years, 8 months ago

Anecdotally, I wouldn't be surprised. Sure do know lots of folks, especially younger ones, moving "back" to jackson.

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MMeow 7 years, 8 months ago

I would LOVE to move back to Jackson. Found a house I want, etc. but no one there can tell me which real estate firm to contact to go after it! What is wrong with Jackson? Wouldn't you think they'd be breaking their backs trying to help a native move back? Sheesh!

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donnaladd 7 years, 8 months ago

There are some great real-estate folks out there. Try Don Potts with Nix-Tan.

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goldeneagle97 7 years, 8 months ago

I don't want to read much into one trend, but it really shocked me to see now only Jackson's population growing, but growing as much as it did. Census Bureau estimates also show Hinds County grew by almost 3,000 people. I want to see what future trends will indicate.

I do remember seeing trends leading up to the 2010 census that were showing Jackson's population decline was slowing down. Now I'm hoping it is on the rebound now.

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