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Jackson is a township in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Jackson. For links to other places called Jackson, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jackson is 41.558N. The longitude is -86.979W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,592.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jackson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46383 ZIP code.
22% of Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $27,931, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $771. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,288.
Porter 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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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