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People

Total Population 2,079
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 716
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $24,505
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,847
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,459

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,000
% Above Poverty Level 61.1%
% Below Poverty Level 38.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.5%
Median Gross Rent $407
Median House Value $58,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 2.5%

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

Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 67 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Breathitt
Standard Zip Codes 41307, 41339
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.553
Longitude -83.383

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 JACKSON CARROLL AP
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station HEIDELBERG
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Station HYDEN
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Altro (41339)

Athol (41307)

Canoe (41339)

Decoy (41339)

Elkatawa (41339)

Frozen Creek (41339)

Guage (41339)

Guerrant (41339)

Haddix (41339)

Lambric (41339)

Little (41339)

Noctor (41339)

Quicksand (41339)

Saldee (41339)

Talbert (41339)

Wolf Coal (41339)

Wolverine (41339)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beattyville 1,501 $27,083
Booneville 82 $0
Buckhorn 125 $43,500
Campton 574 $20,682
Hazard 5,415 $46,295
Salyersville 1,754 $31,544

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

Jackson Public Libraries

Library
Breathitt County Public Library
1024 COLLEGE AVENUE
Jackson, Kentucky
(606) 666-5541
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Jackson Hospitals

KENTUCKY RIVER MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
540 JETT DR
(606) 666-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jackson High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BREATHITT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2307 BOBCAT LANE
606-666-7511
A Title I School.
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

JACKSON CITY SCHOOL
940 HIGHLAND AVE
606-666-5164
A Title I School.
Serves 603 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

CADET LEADERSHIP & EDUCATION ALT PROGRAM
2665 HWY 30 W
606-295-2267
A Non-traditional School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

BREATHITT CO JUVENILE DETENTION CTR ALT
HWY 30 W
606-295-2350
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

BREATHITT COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT
3875 HIGHWAY 15 S
606-666-7326
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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