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The 2000 Census showed that Jackson County had a population of 53,926 people. This represented 1.21% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jackson had a population of 52,838 people. This is a decrease of 2.02% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201053,227-1.3%+0.74% since 2009
200952,838-2.02%-0.18% since 2008
200852,934-1.84%+0.26% since 2007
200752,796-2.1%-0.38% since 2006
200652,998-1.72%+0.14% since 2005
200552,923-1.86%-0.55% since 2004
200453,217-1.31%-0.5% since 2003
200353,483-0.82%-0.31% since 2002
200253,648-0.52%-0.6% since 2001
200053,926The Last Census

Jackson County had 24,168 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jackson County has a total area<3> of 1,126 square miles [2,918 km²]. Of this total, 1,078 square miles [2,793 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.26%) being water (48.02 square miles [124.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jackson County had a population density of 49.99 people per square mile [19.3 people/km²], making it the state's 32nd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Jackson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jackson and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Jackson County QuickFact (QF-01071).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Jackson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DeKalbQF-01049   SE69,38064,4527.65%
MadisonQF-01089   W327,744276,70018.45%
MarshallQF-01095   SW90,39982,2319.93%
Dade (GA)QF-13083   E16,12715,1546.42%
Franklin (TN)QF-47051   N41,31039,2705.19%
Marion (TN)QF-47115   NE28,06827,7761.05%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Jackson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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