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Welcome to Jackson ...
Jackson was established in 1792.
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 160,658 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Jackson is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Jackson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Jackson: (601) and (769)<5>
Websites for Jackson ...
Official Website: www.city.jackson.ms.us/
Junior League: jljackson.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 160,658 people. This is a decrease of 7.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.81% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 173,514 people (or 70.74% of the total population of Hinds County). This makes Jackson the county's most populous community.
The population of Jackson represents 5.85% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 173,514 people, the population of Jackson decreased 5.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 184,256 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), Minnesota, 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.
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 136 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>
We also found Jackson in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Jackson.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Jackson: www.city.jackson.ms.us/
The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Dec 2023