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Jackson, Wyoming

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Welcome to Jackson ...

The town of Jackson is located in Teton County<1> (at the time of its founding, Jackson was located in Lincoln County) and is the County Seat for Teton 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 10,525 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Jackson is 6,180 feet [1,884 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Jackson is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Jackson lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jackson lies within the (307) area code.

The ZIP codes for Jackson: 83001-83002, 83025<5>

Websites for Jackson ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 10,525 people. This is an increase of 9.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 9,577 people (which is 44.98% of the total population of Teton County). This makes Jackson the county's most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 1.7% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,577 people, the population of Jackson increased 10.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,647 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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, Mississippi, 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) and Wisconsin.

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.

  • Victor [Teton County]
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    • Victor [Teton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,563 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor<8>
  • Rafter J Ranch [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rafter J Ranch
    • Rafter J Ranch [Teton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rafter J Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rafter J Ranch
  • South Park [Teton County]
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    • South Park [Teton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park
  • Moose Wilson Road [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Wilson Road
    • Moose Wilson Road [Teton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Wilson Road have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Wilson Road
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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.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson. Our list includes 5 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Teton County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson:

The official website for Teton County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Teton, 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 town'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>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 town (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Jackson includes: 83001 & 83002.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 for our own planning, 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: 43.4796, Longitude: -110.7624    
<7>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.
<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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