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Mount Jackson, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Jackson had a population of 2,139 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Jackson is located at latitude 38.7459 and longitude -78.6422 in Shenandoah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Jackson 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Jackson: Mount Pleasant.

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Mount Jackson, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mount Jackson, VA Housing Affordability Index is 148
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mount Jackson, VA Wealth Index is 55
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,139 (100%)
Population in Households 2,120 (99.1%)
Population in Families 1,743 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 581
Diversity Index2 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,452
Average Household Income $61,304
Per Capita Income $22,801
Wealth Index4 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $181,783
Housing Affordability Index3 148
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 781
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 561
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.5% 0.53%
Households 0.31% 0.43%
Families 0.45% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2019 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 # 264 55th
Population Density # 348 41st
Diversity Index # 209 65th
Median Household Income # 369 38th
Per Capita Income # 451 24th

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