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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,002
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+1,710
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,398
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,610

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,313
% Above Poverty Level71.8%
% Below Poverty Level28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$603
Median House Value$101,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.8%
English6.5%
Irish3.2%
German3%
Scottish0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Dutch0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
African0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Jackson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clarke County
Standard Zip Codes36545
Phone Area Codes251
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.53
Approximate Longitude-87.89

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)

StationTHOMASVILLE
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip59.9 inches
StationWHATLEY
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 60 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.5 inches
StationCHATOM
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp37 to 60 F
Apr Temp51 to 79 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatom988$52,500
Coffeeville396$31,250
Fulton188$35,500
Grove Hill1,583$55,820
McIntosh339$48,056

Jackson Public Libraries

Jackson - 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

Jackson Public Schools

Jackson High Sch
321 Stanley Dr.
ZIP: 36545
High
Total Enrollment 625
Jackson Intermediate Sch
2950 Highway 43
ZIP: 36545
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Jackson Middle Sch
235 College Ave
ZIP: 36545
Middle
Total Enrollment 419
Joe M Gillmore Elem Sch
133 Mayton Dr
ZIP: 36545
Primary
Total Enrollment 393

Jackson Private Schools

Jackson Academy
1954 Coffeeville Rd
ZIP: 36545
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 168
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