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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Jackson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jackson County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Jackson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jackson has a population of 3,164 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 telephone area code for Jackson: (507)

The ZIP code for Jackson: 56143<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 3,164 people. This is a decrease of 4.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.63% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

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

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Jackson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jackson.

  • Estherville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estherville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estherville
    • Estherville is located in Emmet County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,587 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estherville <7>
  • Spirit Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Windom
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windom have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windom
    • Windom is located in Cottonwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,403 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windom <7>
  • Lakefield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakefield
    • Lakefield is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakefield <7>
  • Arnolds Park
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Sherburn
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherburn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherburn
    • Sherburn is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherburn <7>
  • Okoboji
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okoboji
    • Okoboji is located in Dickinson County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 803 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okoboji <7>
  • Trimont
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trimont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimont
    • Trimont is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trimont <7>
  • Welcome
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
    • Welcome is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welcome <7>
  • Orleans
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
    • Orleans is located in Dickinson County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jackson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jackson.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jackson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Jackson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jackson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jackson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Jackson post office opened in 1858.

We also found Jackson in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jackson.

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: www.co.jackson.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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