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Overview

Introduction to Jackson, Alabama

Jackson, Alabama, in Clarke county, is 57 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 168 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city has a population of 5,419.

Jackson History

The present day city of Jackson was originally named Pine Level. At a time, it was also known as Republicville. Later on, the city was named after Andrew Jackson, Creek War hero and seventh President of the United States. The city was incorporated in 1816. The area's economy largely depended on its timber industry.

Jackson and nearby Attractions

  • Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kimbell House
  • Bladon Springs State Park
  • Clarke County Historical Museum
  • Bragg - Mitchell House

Things To Do In Jackson

visitors of Jackson can choose a day trip to the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary or the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge. The Upper State Game Sanctuary, the Jackson Municipal Pool, and the Jackson Recreation Center are ideal places to spend some leisure time. You can also visit the HW Pearce, Jr. Memorial Park and Lock One Park. The Jackson Square Shopping Center and Jackson Shopping Center offer a great shopping experience.

Jackson Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Mobile Regional Airport.

Jackson Higher Education

James H Faulkner State Community College, University of South Alabama, Meridian Community College, Bishop State Community College, and many other universities and colleges offer facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 5,055
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,766
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 44%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,278

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,233
% Above Poverty Level 75.3%
% Below Poverty Level 24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $588
Median House Value $102,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 3.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Clarke
Standard Zip Codes 36501, 36515, 36545
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.508
Longitude -87.894

Jackson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station THOMASVILLE
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Station WHATLEY
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 60 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.5 inches
Station CHATOM
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 60 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jackson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alma (36501)

Carlton (36515)

Gainestown (36501)

Salipta (36545)

Walker Springs (36545)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chatom 1,006 $53,125
Coffeeville 383 $30,500
Fulton 211 $46,964
Grove Hill 1,716 $55,515
McIntosh 422 $49,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jackson Public Libraries

Library
White Smith Memorial Library
213 COLLEGE AVENUE
Jackson, Alabama
(251) 246-4962

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Jackson Hospitals

JACKSON MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
220 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(251) 246-9021
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jackson High Schools

JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL
321 STANLEY DR.
251-246-2571
Serves 505 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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