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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Clarke County<1>.

The location of Jackson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Jackson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jackson has a population of 4,642 people<4> (see below for details).

Jackson is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Jackson lies within the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Jackson: 36545<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 4,642 people. This is a decrease of 11.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 5,228 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 5,419 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Jackson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jackson.

  • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<8>
  • Coffeeville [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
    • Coffeeville [Clarke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<8>
  • Fulton [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Clarke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
  • Leroy [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
    • Leroy [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southwest of Jackson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Toddtown [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toddtown
      • Toddtown [Clarke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the north of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toddtown
    • Walker Springs [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Springs
      • Walker Springs [Clarke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the east of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Springs<8>
    • Prestwick [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwick
      • Prestwick [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestwick
    • Rockville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Alma [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Clarke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Bassetts Creek [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassetts Creek
      • Bassetts Creek [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassetts Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassetts Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jackson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jackson.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jackson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jackson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jackson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Clarke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5325, Longitude: -87.8901       In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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