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Overview

Introduction to Jackson, Missouri

Jackson, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau county, is located 92 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,690
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+7,056
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$36,443
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,491

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,710
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$790
Median House Value$158,900

Ancestry

German38.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
Irish11.5%
English7.6%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch2%
Norwegian1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Italian1.2%
Canadian0.3%
African0.3%
South African0.3%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Jackson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cape Girardeau County
Standard Zip Codes63755
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.38
Approximate Longitude-89.65

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)

StationJACKSON
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationCAPE GIRARDEAU AP
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationANNA 2 NNE
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altenburg460$73,194
Cape Girardeau39,092$62,320
Gordonville447$84,167
Oak Ridge239$45,938
Pocahontas110$73,125
Whitewater123$45,250

Jackson Public Libraries

Riverside Regional Library
1997 E JACKSON BLVD
Jackson, Missouri
(573) 243-8141

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Jackson Public Schools

Jackson Middle
1651 W Independence St
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9543
Middle
Total Enrollment 718
Jackson Sr. High
315 S Missouri
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9513
High
Total Enrollment 1081
North Elem.
10730 State Hwy W
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9590
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Orchard Drive Elem.
1402 Orchard Dr
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9555
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Russell Hawkins Jr. High
210 N West Ln
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9533
Other
Total Enrollment 775
South Elem.
1701 S Hope St
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9575
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
West Lane Elem.
338 N West Ln
ZIP: 63755
(573) 243-9565
Primary
Total Enrollment 561

Jackson Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
300 S Hope St
ZIP: 63755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 204
Saxony Lutheran High School
2004 Saxony Dr
ZIP: 63755
Secondary
Total Enrollment 177
St Paul Lutheran School
216 S Russell St
ZIP: 63755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 328
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