Jackson, Wisconsin

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Jackson, Wisconsin

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High Points

Jackson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Jackson People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Jackson Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Jackson Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Jackson Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Jackson Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Jackson College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Jackson, Wisconsin

Comparing Jackson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 53037
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.323
Longitude -88.177

Jackson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Jackson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,938 100%
Male 2,462 49.9%
Female 2,476 50.1%
Under 18 1,352 27.4%
18+ 3,586 72.6%
65+ 468 9.5%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3
White 4,865 98.5%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 16 0.3%
Mixed Race 31 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 1.2%

Estimated Jackson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,036
Growth 1,098
Growth % 22.2%

Jackson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 53.6%
Polish 11.4%
US/American 5.8%
Norwegian 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Italian 3.6%
Irish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
French Canadian 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Dutch 1.3%
English 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Belgian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jackson 4,938 $60,991
Cedarburg 10,908 $66,932
Germantown 18,260 $68,975
Hartford 10,905 $53,968
Newburg 1,119 $63,000
Slinger 3,901 $55,607
West Bend 28,152 $56,299
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