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

The community of Maquoketa is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded December 21, 1837.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 19,728 people. This is a decrease of 2.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,296 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 0.69% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 99 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
201019,848-2.21%+0.61% since 2009
200919,728-2.8%-0.38% since 2008
200819,804-2.42%-0.51% since 2007
200020,296The 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)
Maquoketa   5,8016,1125.09% decrease  
Bellevue   2,3022,3502.04% decrease  
Preston   9059494.64% decrease  
Sabula   6416704.33% decrease  
Miles   4404624.76% decrease  

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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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