Jackson, Mississippi is in the 601 area code, in Hinds County with an estimated population of 184,256, as part of the Yazoo City micropolitan area, the 88th-largest in the United States.
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Expand your business in Jackson with area code 601 and get access to the capital city of Mississippi. Jackson has an estimated population of 173,000 people and is the biggest city in the state. The city of Jackson sits in Hinds County and covers 113 square miles.
Area code 601 also covers most of the southern half of Mississippi. Jackson is one of the most important cities in Mississippi not only because of its size, but also its central location. The city is 209 miles from Memphis, 246 miles from Montgomery, and 188 miles from New Orleans.
Jackson was built specifically to serve as the capital of Mississippi. The city was incorporated in 1821 and named after President Andrew Jackson. It began to grow when it got its first railroad in 1940, and then had a population boom during the Civil War when it became a manufacturing center for the Confederate army.
In the 1930’s the discovery of natural gas fields in the Jackson area code also spurred greater economic development in the city. Hawkins Field was a major air base during World War II, and the city has continued to grow in the years following it. Now it sits as the 149th largest in the United States.
Jackson has one Fortune 500 company. CMS Energy was listed at #419 on the 2017 list. Area code 601 is also home to one Fortune 1000 company called Cal-Maine Foods. The biggest employer in Jackson is the State of Mississippi with over 31,000 employees, and other major players in the Jackson area code rounding out the top five are the University of Mississippi Medical Center, The United States Government, Jackson Public Schools, and Nissan.
Area code 601 also has four different bank headquarters, for Trustmark National Bank, Consumer National Bank, First American Bank and First Commercial Bank. Manufacturing is another large industry in the area, and the city has almost 500 different plants. Agriculture, construction, and tourism are also strong drivers of the Jackson economy.
The unemployment rate in Jackson, Mississippi is 6.7%, which is higher than the US national average of 5.2%, but job growth in the city is expected at 40% over the next ten years. The average household income in the Jackson area code is $33,000, which is under the US national average of $53,000. Only 10% of the population makes over $100,000 annually, and the three most common occupations for residents in the city are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and accommodation, food services.
In 2010, Forbes ranked Jackson, Mississippi as #134 of their list of “Best Places for Business and Careers.” The same publication also chose them as #5 on the list of “Cities with the Smallest Paychecks” in 2016. Some popular annual events in the city are the Mississippi Blues Marathon and the Mississippi State Fair.
A Jackson area code is beneficial for any business looking to expand in Mississippi. Purchase yours today from Nextiva, and you’ll get more than just basic VoIP services.
Every area code from Nextiva comes with instant activation so you can get started without any extra equipment. Once your digital phone system is set up for area code 601, you’ll be able to answer calls to the local number from anywhere in the world on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
That’s not all, though. Every Nextiva package also comes with powerful PBX features to help you take your business to the next level, like call conferencing, call recording, and even voicemail to email services. Additionally, you’ll get access to the Nextiva Auto Attendant software. The system will save your business time and money by eliminating the need for a receptionist and making sure your customers end up at the right extension, every time. The Nextiva Auto Attendant is convenient for businesses of all sizes, and gives your customers a professional impression on every call.
One of the biggest benefits of using Nextiva for your Jackson area code is the flexible upgrade system. When you’re ready to grow beyond Mississippi, it’s easy with Nextiva by your side. Add more extensions or more area codes and only pay for what you need, when you need it. The Nextiva affordable pricing promise also has zero hidden fees, so charges are transparent and billing is simple.
Even if your business is new to VoIP services, Nextiva helps you stay in control of your Jackson area code with the exclusive NextOS software. This platform lets you manage your users, features, and even your billing all in one easy to access place. So, no matter where you are in the world, area code 601 is always at your fingertips.
Finally, take advantage of the responsive Nextiva customer support. The 100% in-house team gives amazing service seven days a week. Call for questions or troubleshooting, and 95% of the time they pick up on the second ring, because they know your time is valuable.
Are you ready to grow your business in Mississippi? If a Jackson area code is on your radar, Nextiva VoIP packages make it simple to take the leap and expand in the city. With Nextiva digital phone systems, your business gets powerful standard PBX features, easy to use NextOS software, and the ability to answer local calls anywhere in the world. You also have affordable pricing, so expanding into new markets, cities, and area codes is easier than ever.
It’s time to grow your business, so it’s time to choose Nextiva. Call now to purchase a Jackson area code for your number, and use instant activation to get started today!
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