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Jackson is a city in Jackson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Henry Jackson, postmaster and legislator
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Jackson. For links to other places called Jackson, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jackson is 43.620N. The longitude is -94.988W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,316 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,464.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jackson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56143 ZIP code.
35% of Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jackson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jackson was $18,444, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.
Libraries in Jackson include Jackson County Library (Central) ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jackson include Jackson County Pilot
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jackson political report.
The average commute time for Jackson workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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