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Jackson, California

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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Amador County<1> (at the time of its founding, Jackson was located in Calaveras County) and is the County Seat for Amador County.

When the people of Jackson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jackson has a population of 4,922 people<3> (see below for details).

Jackson was established in 1848 and was incorporated December 5, 1905.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Jackson was originally named Bottileas. For more information about the names of Jackson, see The Names of Jackson on our Genealogy Page.

Jackson is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jackson lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jackson is within the (209) area code.

The ZIP code for Jackson: 95642<5>

Websites for Jackson ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 4,922 people. This is an increase of 5.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 4,651 people (or 12.21% of the total population of Amador County). This makes Jackson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 0.01% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 431st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,651 people, the population of Jackson increased 16.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,989 people).

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

Adding Jackson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jackson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jackson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jackson on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jackson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 73 communities that are also named Jackson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), 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.

  • Ione [Amador County]
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    • Ione [Amador County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,326 people
    • Former names for Ione:
    • Bedbug
    • Freeze Out
    • Hardscrabble
    • Ione City
    • Ione Valley
    • Jone City
    • Jone Valley
    • Rickeyville
    • Woosterville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<7>
  • Plymouth [Amador County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Amador County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,043 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<7>
  • Amador City [Amador County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amador City
    • Amador City [Amador County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amador City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amador City<7>
  • Big Bar [Calaveras County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bar
    • Big Bar [Calaveras County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Jackson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Bar
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Electra [Amador County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electra
      • Electra [Amador County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electra have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mokelumne Hill [Calaveras County]
    • Drytown [Amador County]
    • Pine Grove [Amador County]
    • Campo Seco [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campo Seco
      • Campo Seco [Calaveras County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Former name for Campo Seco:
      • Oregon City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campo Seco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campo Seco<7>
    • Fiddletown [Amador County]

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. Our list includes 21 papers. 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Amador County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson:

The official website for Amador County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Amador, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3504, Longitude: -120.7754    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






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