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Overview

Introduction to Jackson, Ohio

Jackson, Ohio, in Jackson county, is 45 miles N of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 65 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city has a population of 6,184.

Jackson History

Jackson city is the county seat of Jackson County which was named after Andrew Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 as well as one of the Presidents of the United States. Jackson, which was established in 1795, was formerly named 'Salt Licks Town' because of the location of Scioto Salt Licks in the area. It also had many fossils of extinct and ancient animal species. The first settlement was established after the Treaty of Greenville in 1795.

Jackson and Nearby Attractions

  • Jackson Lake State Park
  • Leo Petroglyph
  • Point Pleasant River Museum
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Buckeye Furnace
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Things To Do In Jackson

Several parks near Jackson include Scioto Trail State Park, Lake Alma State Park, Hocking Hills State Park, and Tar Hollow State Park. These parks offer recreational activities such as horseback riding, miniature golf, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and picnicking. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is another well known historic site nearby. Serpent Mound Museum, West Virginia State Farm Museum, and Southern Ohio Museum have large collections of historical memorabilia of the area. Other popular attractions nearby also include Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and Clark Planetarium.

Jackson Transportation

Flights are available from Port Columbus International Airport.

Jackson Higher Education

Colleges close to Jackson include University of Rio Grande, Hocking College, and Shawnee State University.

People

Total Population 6,324
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,747
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,955
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.4%
Median Gross Rent $709
Median House Value $94,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 10.4%

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

Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles N of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles S of Columbus, Ohio
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 45640
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.051
Longitude -82.636

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 3 NW
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Station PORTSMOUTH SCIOTOVILLE
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Station CHILLICOTHE MOUND CITY
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaver 531 $42,292
Coalton 642 $39,375
Hamden 945 $30,694

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

Jackson Public Libraries

Library
Jackson City Library
21 BROADWAY ST.
Jackson, Ohio
(740) 286-4111
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Jackson Hospitals

HOLZER MEDICAL CENTER JACKSON
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
500 BURLINGTON ROAD
(740) 395-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jackson High Schools

JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL
21 TROPIC ST
740-286-7575
Serves 854 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

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