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The 2000 Census showed that Jackson County had a population of 12,657 people. This represented 0.47% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jackson had a population of 13,412 people. This is an increase of 5.97% 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
201013,462+6.36%+0.37% since 2009
200913,412+5.97%+1.26% since 2008
200813,245+4.65%-0.83% since 2007
200513,363+5.58%+2.19% since 2004
200413,076+3.31%+0.65% since 2003
200312,992+2.65%+1.18% since 2002
200212,840+1.45%+1.22% since 2001
200112,685+0.22%+0.22% since 2000
200012,657The Last Census

Jackson County had 5,094 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jackson County has a total area<3> of 657 square miles [1,703 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.27 square miles [5.87 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jackson County had a population density of 19.31 people per square mile [7.45 people/km²], making it the state's 37th most densely populated county (out of 105 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 Kansas.

Click here for the Jackson County QuickFact (QF-20085).

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
AtchisonQF-20005   E16,41116,774-2.16%
BrownQF-20013   NE9,92710,724-7.43%
JeffersonQF-20087   SE18,20718,426-1.19%
NemahaQF-20131   NW9,96810,717-6.99%
PottawatomieQF-20149   W19,99418,2099.8%
ShawneeQF-20177   S176,255169,8713.76%

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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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