The 10 Cheapest Jackson, MS Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Jackson are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Jackson might be more expensive than living in rural Mississippi, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Jackson neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Jackson are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Jackson for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Tougaloo Community looks to be the cheaptest Jackson neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Jackson. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Jackson that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Jackson.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson For 2022

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Population: 2,111
Cost Of Living Index: 73 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 0.9 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (24th cheapest)
More on Tougaloo Community: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,223
Cost Of Living Index: 75 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (46th cheapest)
More on North Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,769
Cost Of Living Index: 71 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (62nd cheapest)
More on Olin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 763
Cost Of Living Index: 74 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (36th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (37th cheapest)
More on Utha Street: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 561
Cost Of Living Index: 76 (13th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (20th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (52nd cheapest)
More on Friends Of West Jackson: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 183
Cost Of Living Index: 78 (30th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (35th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (23rd cheapest)
More on Northwest Hills Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 123
Cost Of Living Index: 77 (22nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (26th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (43rd cheapest)
More on University Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 312
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (46th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (38th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (6th cheapest)
More on Mayfair: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 108
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (66th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (19th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (6th cheapest)
More on Pines: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 888
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (82nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (6th cheapest)
More on Mcleod: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Jackson Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Jackson, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 111 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Jackson." We're lookin' at you, Tougaloo Community.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Jackson. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Jackson

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Jackson where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Jackson aren't all cheap. North Park And Ridgecrest takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Jackson.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Tougaloo Community 73
2 North Midtown 75
3 Olin Park 71
4 Utha Street 74
5 Friends Of West Jackson 76
6 Northwest Hills Terrace 78
7 University Park 77
8 Mayfair 80
9 Pines 83
10 Mcleod 87
11 Windsor Forest 82
12 West Park 77
13 Brookhollow 85
14 Leavell Woods 81
15 Beautiful View Block 79
16 Northbrook 78
17 Skyline Dr 75
18 Chrraige Hills 84
19 Magnolia Terrace 83
20 Presidential Hills 78
21 Heritage Estates 84
22 Willow Wood 82
23 Wingfield Place 86
24 Bailey Avenue 77
25 State Capitol 77
26 Hibernia Hill 81
27 Poindexter Park 80
28 Bel Air 78
29 Citizens Southwest 81
30 Northfield 75
31 Savannah Street 79
32 Norwood 3 And 4 85
33 Capitol Neighbors 77
34 Mccluer Road 83
35 Lakewood Drive 83
36 Norwood South 87
37 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 76
38 Virden 78
39 Mid City Business Association 73
40 Country Club 82
41 Nantucket Drive Block 82
42 Raines Community 82
43 Lake Trace 90
44 Maddoxroad 75
45 Northgate 91
46 Elraine 76
47 Woodlea 94
48 Jayne Avenue 77
49 High School Park 82
50 Matthew East 84
51 Wingfield 84
52 Englewood 78
53 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 79
54 Pine Hills 77
55 Appleridge 80
56 Scotland Heights 77
57 Bellevue Oaks 87
58 Country Club Place 75
59 Sunnyside 79
60 Mid City 76
61 Bullard Hill 77
62 Sheffield 99
63 Georgetown Community 77
64 West Jackson 74
65 Heatherwood 98
66 Ashley Acres 81
67 College Addition 77
68 West Central Jackson 80
69 Jakson Country Club 84
70 Alta Woods 82
71 Cheswood Park 84
72 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 80
73 Colonial Homeowners 90
74 Sunkist 84
75 Lakeover 91
76 Rolling Hills 86
77 Woodville Heights 85
78 Imberlain Park 93
79 Wispering Pines 88
80 Washington Addition 79
81 Woodhaven 87
82 Lynch Street 79
83 Northpointe Estate 100
84 Greater Belhaven 90
85 Delhaven 76
86 Sherwood-Audubon Area 111
87 Northeast 102
88 East Brooke 103
89 Arbor Vista 82
90 Brairwood Heights 88
91 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 79
92 Westhaven 80
93 North Colony 81
94 Colonial Heights 77
95 Broadmoor 89
96 Saint Paul 79
97 Wildwood North 91
98 Larchmont 80
99 Old Dixon 80
100 Heatherton 133
101 Rolling Wood Beautiful 95
102 Northlake 92
103 The Northwood 96
104 Fondren North 91
105 The Villages Of Northpointe 99
106 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 92
107 Sugaloch 88
108 Bayridge 87
109 North Pointe 106
110 Hanging Moss East 87
111 North Park And Ridgecrest 82

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Jackson.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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