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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

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,346
Male Share of the Population42.6%
Female Share of the Population57.4%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+2,954
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,286
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,144
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,054

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,623
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone39.4%
Median Gross Rent$728
Median House Value$94,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
Irish12.6%
English8.1%
Welsh5.8%
Dutch5.1%
Italian2.1%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
German0.2%
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Jackson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes45640
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.04
Approximate Longitude-82.62

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 3 NW
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.8 inches
StationPORTSMOUTH SCIOTOVILLE
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.4 inches
StationCHILLICOTHE MOUND CITY
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaver378$41,500
Coalton570$41,118
Hamden951$30,357
Oak Hill1,890$43,250
Wellston5,595$56,111
Wilkesville224$46,875

Jackson Public Libraries

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

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Jackson Hospitals

Holzer Medical Center Jackson
(Non-profit)
500 Burlington Road
(740) 395-8500

Jackson Public Schools

Center For Student Achievement
21 Tropic St
ZIP: 45640
(740) 286-7839
High
Total Enrollment 46
Jackson High School
500 Vaughn St
ZIP: 45640
(740) 286-7575
High
Total Enrollment 695
Jackson Middle School
21 Tropic St
ZIP: 45640
(740) 286-7586
Middle
Total Enrollment 565
Jackson Northview Elementary School
11507 Chillicothe Pike
ZIP: 45640
(740) 286-2390
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Jackson Southview Elementary School
13842 State Route 93
ZIP: 45640
(740) 286-1831
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Jackson Westview Elementary School
16349 Beaver Pike
ZIP: 45640
(740) 286-6442
Primary
Total Enrollment 409

Jackson Private Schools

Christian Life Academy
10595 Chillicothe Pike
ZIP: 45640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
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