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Jackson, Alabama
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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Clarke County.

When the people of Jackson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Jackson has a population of 4,967 people<2> (see below for details).

Jackson is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jackson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jackson is within the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Jackson: 36545<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 5,228 people (which is 20.24% of the total population of Clarke County). This makes Jackson the county's most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 0.11% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 101st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,228 people, the population of Jackson decreased 3.52% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 5,419 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 4,967 people. This is a decrease of 4.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.34% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jackson.

Communities near Jackson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Jackson and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2015
Alma   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coffeeville   [Map]   338   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fulton   [Map]   261   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,494   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leroy   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jackson.

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Jackson: This one is located in Clarke County and the other is located in Choctaw County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 73 communities that are also named Jackson - they are located in Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jackson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jackson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jackson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jackson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jackson ...

Looking for more information about Jackson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jackson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Jackson.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Jackson. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jackson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jackson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jackson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jackson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jackson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Jackson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jackson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jackson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jackson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5325, Longitude: -87.8901     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jackson.


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