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

The community of Marianna is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded August 12, 1822 and was created by taking area from EscambiaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 50,930 people. This is an increase of 8.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 46,755 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 0.29% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
201049,746+6.4%-2.32% since 2009
200850,915+8.9%+4% since 2007
200046,755The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Jackson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jackson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Marianna   6,1816,2300.79% decrease  
Graceville   2,4122,4020.42% increase  
Malone   2,0542,0072.34% increase  
Sneads   1,9431,9191.25% increase  
Cottondale   8788691.04% increase  

Websites for Jackson County

Official Website:   www.jacksoncounty-fl.com/

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<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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