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Welcome to Jackson ...

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

The location of Jackson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Jackson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jackson has a population of 14,854 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jackson.

Jackson is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Jackson: (573)

The ZIP code for Jackson: 63755<6>

Websites for Jackson ...

Official Website: www.jacksonmo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 14,854 people. This is an increase of 7.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 13,758 people (or 18.18% of the total population of Cape Girardeau County). This makes Jackson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 0.23% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,758 people, the population of Jackson increased 15.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,947 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

While we believe that this Jackson is located in Cape Girardeau County, we know of another 2 Missouri communities named Jackson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Daviess and Jasper County.

Beyond Missouri, 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), Minnesota, Mississippi, 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.

  • Cape Girardeau [Cape Girardeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Girardeau
    • Cape Girardeau [Cape Girardeau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,588 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Girardeau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Girardeau<8>
  • Scott City [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
    • Scott City [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott City<8>
  • Chaffee [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaffee
    • Chaffee [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,901 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaffee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaffee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chaffee<8>
  • Marble Hill [Bollinger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Hill
    • Marble Hill [Bollinger County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble Hill<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kelso [Scott County]
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      • Kelso [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kelso<8>
    • Grand Tower [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Tower
      • Grand Tower [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Tower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Tower
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Tower<8>
    • Delta [Cape Girardeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Cape Girardeau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<8>
    • Altenburg [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altenburg
      • Altenburg [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altenburg<8>
    • Thebes [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thebes
      • Thebes [Alexander County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thebes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thebes
    • McClure [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClure
      • McClure [Alexander County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClure<8>

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 18 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jackson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jackson on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jackson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Cape Girardeau County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson: www.jacksonmo.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Cape Girardeau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jackson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3796, Longitude: -89.6525       In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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