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Time Zone: Jackson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Sylva is the Seat for Jackson County.

Jackson County was founded in 1851. Jackson was created by taking area from Haywood and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 36,891 people. This is an increase of 11.38% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,121 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 0.41% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 66th most populous county (out of 100 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
201040,271+21.59%+9.16% since 2009
200936,891+11.38%+0.28% since 2008
200836,789+11.07%+0.94% since 2007
200033,121The 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)
Sylva   2,4572,4350.9% increase  
Highlands   9599095.5% increase  
Webster   40548616.67% decrease  
Forest Hills   3333300.91% increase  
Dillsboro   2202057.32% increase  

Websites for Jackson County

Official Website:   www.jacksonnc.org/

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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