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Overview

Introduction to Jackson, Tennessee

Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison county, is 76 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Jackson History

Jackson was originally known as Alexandria. It was first settled in the early 1800s. In 1822, the city was renamed Jackson after Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. The city was founded in 1821. In the same year, it became the county seat of the newly formed Madison County. Prior to the American Civil War, the city developed as a railroad junction. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad was the first to enter the area in 1851.

Jackson and nearby Attractions

  • Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum
  • Jackson Plaza Shopping Center
  • Cypress Grove Nature Park
  • Lake Graham
  • Britton Lane Battlefield
  • Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area

Things To Do In Jackson

Jackson is home to Cypress Grove Park. A visit to the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum, the Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area and the Britton Lane Battlefield may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the region’s history. The Old Hickory Mall Shopping Center, the Lynnwood Place Shopping Center, the Bemis Square Shopping Center, the Hollywood Shopping Center and the Oak Hill Shopping Center are some of the local shopping destinations. The Highland Green Golf Course and Jackson Country Club provide facilities for local golfers. Local celebrations include the African Street Festival, the Casey Jones Day, Rockabilly Festival, Bluegrass Festival, the Casey Jones Village Old Time Music Festival and the West Tennessee State Fair.

Jackson Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Jackson Higher Education

Jackson State Community College, Lane College, Union University, Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson and Lambuth University are the local institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population67,162
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+28,191
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married42%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,118
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,544
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,470

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,386
% Above Poverty Level76.7%
% Below Poverty Level23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$798
Median House Value$128,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.7%
African8.4%
German5.8%
English5.7%
Irish5.6%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Senegalese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Jackson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes38301, 38305
P.O. Box Zip Codes38302, 38303, 38308, 38314
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.63
Approximate Longitude-88.82

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 EXP STA
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationJACKSON MCKELLAR-SPES AP
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationBOLIVAR WATERWORKS
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip55 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gadsden528$33,929
Henderson6,491$48,333
Humboldt8,254$36,564
Medina4,025$75,775
Medon200$41,875
Three Way1,671$75,625

Jackson Public Libraries

Jackson-madison County Library
433 EAST LAFAYETTE STREET
Jackson, Tennessee
(731) 425-8600

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Jackson Hospitals

Jackson - Madison County General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
708 West Forest Avenue
(731) 425-5000
Regional Hospital Of Jackson
(Proprietary)
367 Hospital Blvd.
(731) 661-2000

Jackson Public Schools

Alexander Microsociety Magnet Elementary School
900 N Highland Av
ZIP: 38301
(731) 422-1841
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Arlington Elementary School
701 Arlington Av
ZIP: 38301
(731) 265-9784
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
I B Tigrett Middle School
716 Westwood Av
ZIP: 38301
(731) 988-3840
Middle
Total Enrollment 507
Isaac Lane Technology Magnet Elementary
746 Lexington St
ZIP: 38301
(731) 423-4720
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Jackson Central-merry Academy Of Medical Technology High Sch
332 Lane Av
ZIP: 38301
(731) 424-2200
High
Total Enrollment 627
Lincoln Magnet School For Mathematics And Science Elementary
425 Berry St
ZIP: 38301
(731) 988-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Madison Academic Magnet High School
179 Allen Av
ZIP: 38301
(731) 427-3501
High
Total Enrollment 500
Malesus Elementary
610 Bolivar Hw
ZIP: 38301
(731) 423-0634
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Parkview Learning Center
905 E. Chester St
ZIP: 38301
(731) 427-2841
Other
Total Enrollment 38
Rose Hill Middle School
2233 Beech Bluff Rd
ZIP: 38301
(731) 423-6170
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
South Side High School
84 Harts Bridge Rd
ZIP: 38301
(731) 422-9923
High
Total Enrollment 746
The Montessori Elementary School At Bemis
230 D St
ZIP: 38301
(731) 422-3116
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
West Tennessee School For Deaf
100 Berryhill Dr
ZIP: 38301
(731) 423-5705
Primary
Total Enrollment 39
Whitehall Pre-k Center
532 Whitehall St
ZIP: 38301
(731) 427-6396
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
East Elementary School
2480 Ashport Rd
ZIP: 38305
(731) 988-3860
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Jackson Career Technology Magnet Elementary
668 Lexington Av
ZIP: 38305
(731) 427-4581
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Liberty Technology Magnet High School
3470 Ridgecrest Road, Extended
ZIP: 38305
(731) 423-9086
High
Total Enrollment 772
North Parkway Middle School
1341 North Pw
ZIP: 38305
(731) 427-3384
Middle
Total Enrollment 504
North Side High School
3066 North Highland
ZIP: 38305
(731) 668-3171
High
Total Enrollment 1028
Northeast Middle School
2665 Christmasville Rd
ZIP: 38305
(731) 422-6687
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Nova Elementary
248 Bedford White Rd
ZIP: 38305
(731) 424-1591
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Pope Elementary
1071 Old Humboldt Rd
ZIP: 38305
(731) 668-0350
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Thelma Barker Elementary
1470 Ashport Rd
ZIP: 38305
(731) 668-8831
Primary
Total Enrollment 708

Jackson Private Schools

Family Christian School
1341 N Parkway
ZIP: 38305
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Hines Memorial Elementary School
1902 Campbell St
ZIP: 38305
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Jackson Christian School
832 Country Club Ln
ZIP: 38305
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 784
Sacred Heart Of Jesus High School
185 Greenfield Dr
ZIP: 38305
Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
St Marys School
1665 Highway 45 Bypass
ZIP: 38305
Elementary
Total Enrollment 285
Trinity Christian Academy
10 Windy City Rd
ZIP: 38305
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 684
University School Of Jackson
232 Mcclellan Rd
ZIP: 38305
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1028
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