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Jackson is a city in Hinds County. (The community straddles Hinds and Madison counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named after Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh U.S. president.
The latitude of Jackson is 32.298N. The longitude is -90.184W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 279 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 179,599.
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered here in 1963.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jackson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hinds County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jackson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39203 ZIP code.
3% of Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jackson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jackson was $17,116, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Jackson include Farish Street Neighborhood Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $399. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $769.
Libraries in Jackson include Colonial Mart Library, Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Eudora Welty Library, Fannie Lou Hamer Library, Medgar Evers Blvd. Library, Mississippi Archives and Library, Northside Branch Library, South Hills Branch Library, Whiterock Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jackson include Jackson Clarion-Ledger
TV stations in Jackson include WAPT, WBMS-CA, WBXK-CA, WDBD, WJTV, WLBT, WMPN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WJSU-FM., WMPN-FM.
Hinds County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jackson political report.
The average commute time for Jackson workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 73 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jackson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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