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Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Jackson. For links to other places called Jackson, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jackson is 37.382N. The longitude is -89.666W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,477.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jackson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cape Girardeau 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 63701 ZIP code.
38% of Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $18,799, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% 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 $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.
Libraries in Jackson include Jackson Public Library, Riverside Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jackson include Jackson Cash-Book Journal
Cape Girardeau 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 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 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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