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Overview

Introduction to Jackson, Missouri

Jackson, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau county, is located 92 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. The city’s population is approximately 11,947.

Jackson History

Jackson was founded in 1814 and was named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S. President. The first courthouse of the county was built in 1818 and burned down in 1870. Jackson’s present courthouse was designed by P.H. Weathers and was established in 1908.

Jackson and nearby Attractions

  • Trail of Tears State Park
  • Cape River Heritage Museum
  • Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Jackson

The Trail of Tears State Park, the Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, the Trail of Tears State Forest and the Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area are each accessible from Jackson. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bent Creek Golf Course. The city hosts Octoberfest and the Egyptfest-Antique Tractor Pull every year.

Jackson Transportation

Flights are available from Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

Jackson Higher Education

Southeast Missouri State University, John A Logan College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are among the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 14,439
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,659
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,549
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $156,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 12.6%

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

Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 92 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Standard Zip Codes 63755
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.382
Longitude -89.666

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
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station CAPE GIRARDEAU AP
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station ANNA 2 NNE
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altenburg 477 $70,192
Cape Girardeau 38,959 $56,667
Gordonville 416 $89,375

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

Jackson Public Libraries

Library
Riverside Regional Library
204 S. UNION AVE
Jackson, Missouri
(573) 243-8141
Library Web Site
Jackson Public Library
100 N. MISSOURI ST.
Jackson, Missouri
(573) 243-5150
Library Web Site

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Jackson High Schools

JACKSON SR. HIGH
315 S MISSOURI
573-243-9513
Serves 1,174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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