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Jackson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 3,269 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 43.6283 and longitude -94.987 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,316 feet.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2395448) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jackson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jackson: City of Jackson, Springfield.

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Jackson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,269
Daytime Population: Workers 4,085
Daytime Population: Residents 1,621
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 3,194
Population in Familes 2,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 713
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $42,899
Average Household Income $62,672
Per Capita Income $28,592


Total Housing Units 1,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,007 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $99,295
Average Home Value $127,379


Total Households 1,477
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 846
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.47%
Households -0.11% -0.44%
Families -0.16% -0.53%
Median Household Income   4.03%
Per Capita Income   3.85%

Jackson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 197 78th
Population Density # 397 56th
Diversity Index # 259 71st
Median Household Income # 772 15th
Per Capita Income # 449 50th

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