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

The community of Jackson is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from BrownCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 10,786 people. This is a decrease of 4.28% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,268 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 0.23% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 66th most populous county (out of 87 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
201010,266-8.89%-4.82% since 2009
200910,786-4.28%-0.31% since 2008
200810,819-3.98%-1.01% since 2007
200011,268The 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)
Jackson   3,3193,5015.2% decrease  
Lakefield   1,6231,7215.69% decrease  
Heron Lake   7347684.43% decrease  
Okabena   1691858.65% decrease  
Alpha   1161267.94% decrease  

Websites for Jackson County

Official Website:   www.co.jackson.mn.us/

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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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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