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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,412
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jackson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Birdstown
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Homecomers - July 24-28, 2007
  • Octoberfest - Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • Egyptfest-Antique Tractor Pull - Aug. 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jackson web sites and events links in the sections below.
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.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jackson was $18,799, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Jackson festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Government
Guides to Jackson
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.


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Libraries

Libraries in Jackson include Jackson Public Library, Riverside Regional Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Jackson include Jackson Cash-Book Journal

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Jackson include Days Inn, Drury Inn & Suites.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MO communities named Jackson:
  �Texas County township
  �Daviess County township
  �Livingston County township
  �Linn County township
  �Grundy County township
  �Gentry County township
  �Sullivan County township
  �Nodaway County township
  �Putnam County township

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