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

The community of Independence is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded in 1826.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 705,708 people. This is an increase of 7.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 654,880 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 11.7% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 115 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
2010674,158+2.94%-4.47% since 2009
2009705,708+7.76%+0.71% since 2008
2008700,699+7%+2.26% since 2007
2000654,880The 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)
Blue Springs   55,81748,08016.09% increase  
Raytown   28,93130,3884.79% decrease  
Grandview   24,71824,8810.66% decrease  
Grain Valley   10,6885,160107.1% increase  
Oak Grove   7,0365,53527.12% increase  

Websites for Jackson County

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

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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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