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Jackson County, Michigan
Seal of Jackson County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

724 sq mi (1,875 km²)
707 sq mi (1,831 km²)
17 sq mi (44 km²), 2.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

158,422
225/sq mi (87/km²)
Organized August 1, 1832
Website www.co.jackson.mi.us

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. In 2000, its population was 158,422 with the 2008 Census Bureau placing the population at 160,180. This county is the sole county in the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Jackson[1]. It is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson. It is considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson's Cabinet. The Jackson County Courthouse was built by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect.

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Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains township roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

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Elected officials

(information as of January 12, 2009)

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 158,422 people, 58,168 households, and 40,833 families residing in the county. The population density was 224 people per square mile (87/km²). There were 62,906 housing units at an average density of 89/sq mi (34/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 7.92% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 2.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.7% were of German, 12.8% English, 11.5% American, 9.9% Irish and 8.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 58,168 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,171, and the median income for a family was $50,970. Males had a median income of $38,919 versus $26,448 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,171. About 6.50% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 13,130
1850 19,431 48.0%
1860 26,671 37.3%
1870 36,047 35.2%
1880 42,031 16.6%
1890 45,031 7.1%
1900 48,222 7.1%
1910 53,426 10.8%
1920 72,539 35.8%
1930 92,304 27.2%
1940 93,108 0.9%
1950 108,168 16.2%
1960 131,994 22.0%
1970 143,274 8.5%
1980 151,495 5.7%
1990 149,756 −1.1%
2000 158,422 5.8%
Est. 2007 163,006 2.9%

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 724 square miles (1,875 km²), of which, 707 square miles (1,830 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (44 km²) of it (2.37%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Highways

Interstates

US highways

  • US 127.svg US-127
  • Business plate.svg
    US 127.svg US-127 Business Route serves as a loop route through downtown Jackson.

Michigan state trunklines

Cities, villages, and townships

Townships

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°15′N 84°25′W / 42.25°N 84.42°W / 42.25; -84.42


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Jackson County, Michigan
Seal of Jackson County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Jackson County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 1, 1832
Seat Jackson
Largest City Jackson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

158422
Website: www.co.jackson.mi.us

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. In 2000, its population was 158,422. In 2006, the population was estimated to have reached 163,851. This county makes up Jackson's Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Jackson6. It is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson. It is considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson's Cabinet.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,875 km² (724 sq mi). 1,830 km² (707 sq mi) of it is land and 44 km² (17 sq mi) of it (2.37%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 158,422 people, 58,168 households, and 40,833 families residing in the county. The population density was 87/km² (224/sq mi). There were 62,906 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (89/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 7.92% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 2.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 95.9% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 58,168 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,171, and the median income for a family was $50,970. Males had a median income of $38,919 versus $26,448 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,171. About 6.50% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains township roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Jackson County elected officials

(information as of September 20, 2006)

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities, villages, and unincorporated

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated Communities

Townships

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Coordinates: 42°15′N 84°25′W / 42.25, -84.42

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