Unincorporated Eastern Jackson County Report Card

Demographics and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, Unincorporated Eastern Jackson County had 22,605 residents. Of these, 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. 92.7% of the population in Unincorporated Eastern Jackson County identified as White and 3.5% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 6.9% of Unincorporated residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy in Unincorporated EJC

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Unincorporated EJC, life expectancy ranges from 70.2 to 82.2. Census Tract 149.02 is 75th and Census Tract 139.02 is 6th out of the 78 Census Tracts in all of EJC. Most census tracts in unincorporated areas in EJC have a life expectancy that is higher than EJC at 77.7

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/usaleep/usaleep.html.

Community Comments

Top Health Concerns:

1. 52% of Unincorporated residents identified Alcohol and Drug Use as a top health concern.

2. 39% of Unincorporated residents identified Overweight and Obesity as a top health concern.

3. 30% of Unincorporated residents identified Violence or Other Crime as a top health concern. 

Top Factors for a Health Community:

1. 47% of Unincorporated residents identified Safe Neighborhoods as a top healthy community factor.

2. 41% of Unincorporated residents identified Good Jobs and a Healthy Economy as a top healthy community factor.

3. 40% of Unincorporated residents identified Good Schools as a top healthy community factor. 

Fluoride:

Approximately 60% of Unincorporated residents say that safe amounts of fluoride should be added to the drinking water.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco 21:

Approximately 78% of Unincorporated residents say the minimum age of purchase and sale of tobacco products should be 21.

Policy in Place: Yes

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Clean Indoor Air:

Approximately 86% of Unincorporated residents say tobacco products should not be allowed to be used inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Electronic Cigarettes:

Approximately 67% of Unincorporated residents say electronic cigarette use should not be allowed inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers:

Approximately 42% of Unincorporated residents say the city should limit the number of tobacco and alcohol retailers.

Policy in Place: Partially

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Food Inspection Scores:

Approximately 84% of Unincorporated residents say restaurants should be ranked or graded based on their food inspection score.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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