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Jackson, Ohio
—  City  —
A view of Jackson's welcome sign and city's water tower while traveling north on SR 93
Location of Jackson, Ohio
Detailed map of Jackson
Coordinates: 39°3′3″N 82°38′23″W / 39.05083°N 82.63972°W / 39.05083; -82.63972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jackson
 - Mayor Randy Heath
 - Total 7.8 sq mi (20.1 km2)
 - Land 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation [1] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,184
 - Density 823.4/sq mi (317.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45640
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-37842[2]
GNIS feature ID 1061427[1]

Jackson is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, Ohio, United States.[3] The population was 6,184 at the 2000 census.



Jackson is located at 39°3′3″N 82°38′23″W / 39.05083°N 82.63972°W / 39.05083; -82.63972 (39.050784, -82.639584)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²), of which, 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (3.22%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,184 people, 2,667 households, and 1,712 families residing in the city. The population density was 823.4 people per square mile (317.9/km²). There were 2,905 housing units at an average density of 386.8/sq mi (149.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.19% White, 0.44% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 2,667 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,728, and the median income for a family was $33,456. Males had a median income of $31,131 versus $21,612 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,855. About 14.6% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

A close up view of Jackson's water tower. It is painted in the form of an apple to celebrate the city's Apple Festival
A view of Holzer Hospital from across SR 32 in Jackson, Ohio. Holzer's main campus is located in Gallipolis, Ohio


On November 23, 2009, The Apple Tower, a daily comic strip by Brian Barnett, premiered online at On his site, the creator of the strip acknowledges drawing heavily on features of Jackson, Ohio as his source of inspiration. [5]

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