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Mount Jackson, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Jackson had a population of 2,090 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Jackson is located at latitude 38.7391 and longitude -78.6458 in Shenandoah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Shenandoah County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Town of Mount Jackson (GNIS ID: 2391318) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Jackson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Jackson: Mount Pleasant.

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Mount Jackson, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,090
Population in Households 2,071
Population in Familes 1,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 769
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 769
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $175,210
Average Home Value $215,488


Median Household Income $37,372
Average Household Income $50,477
Per Capita Income $19,034
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.71%
Households 0.6% 0.62%
Families 0.86% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Jackson, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Jackson to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 266 55th
Population Density1 # 295 50th
Diversity Index2 # 232 61st
Median Household Income # 465 22nd
Per Capita Income # 515 13th

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