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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is primarily located in Hinds County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Mississippi. A portion of Jackson extends into Madison County and Rankin County.

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 160,628 people<3> (see below for details).

Jackson was established in 1792.

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 160,628 people. This is a decrease of 7.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 173,514 people (which is 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 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 (which had a count of 184,256 people).

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

Adding Jackson to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Jackson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jackson on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

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), 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.

  • Madison [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Clinton [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Brandon [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
  • Ridgeland [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
    • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Jackson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Byram [Hinds County]
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      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<7>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<7>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<7>
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<7>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<7>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Hinds, 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>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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: 32.3038, Longitude: -90.1794    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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