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Jackson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Jackson had a population of 14,841 as of July 1, 2018. Jackson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson is located at latitude 37.3799 and longitude -89.6541 in Cape Girardeau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jackson (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cape Girardeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 459 feet.

The City of Jackson (GNIS ID: 2395449) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jackson is located within Township of Byrd, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape Girardeau County.

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, 2018.

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Jackson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,841
Population in Households 14,637
Population in Familes 12,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 1,396
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $52,028
Average Household Income $67,896
Per Capita Income $27,159


Total Housing Units 6,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,103 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,816 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $166,035
Average Home Value $195,308


Total Households 5,919
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 4,110
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.93% 0.87%
Households 0.91% 0.85%
Families 0.88% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Jackson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 59 94th
Population Density # 195 81st
Diversity Index # 480 54th
Median Household Income # 340 67th
Per Capita Income # 275 73rd

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