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The location of Jackson

Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

The location of Jackson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Jackson has a population of 3,201 people<3> (see below for details).

Jackson is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Jackson: (507)

The ZIP code for Jackson: 56143<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 3,299 people (which is 32.14% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Jackson the county's most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 0.06% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 197th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,299 people, the population of Jackson decreased 5.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,501 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 3,201 people. This is a decrease of 2.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Jackson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Estherville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Jackson

Located in Emmet County (IA)

Spirit Lake   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Jackson

Located in Dickinson County (IA)

Windom   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Jackson

Located in Cottonwood County

Lakefield   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Jackson

Arnolds Park   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Jackson

Located in Dickinson County (IA)

Sherburn   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Jackson

Located in Martin County

Okoboji   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jackson

Located in Dickinson County (IA)

Trimont   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Jackson

Located in Martin County

Welcome   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Jackson

Located in Martin County

Orleans   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Jackson

Located in Dickinson County (IA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jackson.

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), California, Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jackson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jackson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jackson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6268, Longitude: -94.9898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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