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Jackson is a city in Jackson Countymarker, Minnesotamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 3,501 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson Countymarker .


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (5.24%) is water.

Interstate 90 and U.S. Route 71 are two of the main routes in the city.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,501 people, 1,487 households, and 887 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.7 people per square mile (355.7/km²). There were 1,659 housing units at an average density of 436.8/sq mi (168.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.03% White, 0.26% African American, 0.17% Native American, 4.03% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 1,487 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,452, and the median income for a family was $42,553. Males had a median income of $30,503 versus $21,676 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,444. About 4.6% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives


Jackson is centrally located in the county named after it. To the North of Jackson the outpost of Bergen (along with it's great bar) serves as a last line of defense from invasion from the barbarian clans of Windom. Jackson has quality schools as with neighboring Okabena in the Northwest part of the county. To the South resides the Iowa Lakes region comprised of Big Spirit, Okoboji, and several other small lakes. Altogether these lakes account for 98% of the lakes in Iowa. Once a part of Minnesota, the lakes were given to Iowa. Jackson is also home to several historical locations such as Fort Belmont, Mary Janes Grave, and Black Bridge road - which is a favorite of stoners.


Jackson is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankatomarker educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Jackson is located in Senate District 22, represented by Democrat Jim Vickerman, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.


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