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Site of state prison
Jackson is a city in Jackson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after President Andrew Jackson
The latitude of Jackson is 42.245N. The longitude is -84.401W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 932 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,152.
Republican Party was founded here in 1854
The city suffered severe economic losses in the early 1980s with the loss of two major industrial employers - Clark Equipment and Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jackson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 49202 ZIP code.
17% of Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $15,230, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.
Libraries in Jackson include Eastern Branch Library, Jackson District Library, Meijer Branch Library, Summit Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jackson include Jackson Patriot
TV stations in Jackson include WHTV.
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jackson political report.
The average commute time for Jackson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 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 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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