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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.


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Median household income
Local
$31,294
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jackson demographic reports
Jackson is on the Grand River
Former and merged names include:
· Jacksonburgh
· Jacksonopolis
Railroad town

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

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 196. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 5.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Beaner?s Gourmet Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jackson County Fair - Aug. 5-11, 2007
  • Rose Festival - May 25-27, 2007
  • Land of Falling Waters Pow Wow - Oct. 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jackson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Ella Sharp Museum, Michigan Space & Science Center
Colleges and universities: Jackson Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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13% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.


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Libraries in Jackson include Eastern Branch Library, Jackson District Library, Meijer Branch Library, Summit Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Jackson include Jackson Patriot

TV stations in Jackson include WHTV.

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jackson political report.

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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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