Jackson: The capital and most populous city of Mississippi. It is located on the Pearl River in western Mississippi. Jackson is known for its many civil rights landmarks, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Mississippi State Capitol and the Museum of Mississippi History.
Jackson is a city located in the county of Hinds in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 173,514 and a population density of 592 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 157,821 inhabitants.
The city was created 201 years ago in 1821.
Jackson is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Mississippi. With a population of over 157,000, Jackson anchors the greater metropolitan area which contains over 575,000 residents.
History of Jackson
The area was originally inhabited by the Choctaw Native American tribe before European settlement began in the early 1800s. Jackson was founded in 1822 after the Mississippi legislature chose it to be the state capital.
Jackson served as a strategic transportation and manufacturing hub through the 19th and early 20th centuries. It played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement as activists pushed to end segregation.
Culture and Tourism
Some of Jackson's main attractions and cultural institutions include:
- The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History documenting the state's history
- Jackson Zoo which contains over 200 animals
- Smith Robertson Museum focused on African American history and culture
- Thalia Mara Hall performing arts venue that hosts concerts and shows
- Mississippi Braves minor league baseball team
Business and Economy
Jackson is home to a mix of industries including automotive manufacturing, healthcare, and government services. Top employers are the state government and the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus.
The city features modern amenities like shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment while preserving its historic Civil Rights heritage. Jackson provides a gateway to experiencing Mississippi's culture.
Quick Facts about Jackson
|Population :||157,821 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Mississippi (United States)|
|County :||Hinds County|
|Postal code :||39200–39299|
|Area :||293.27 km2|
|Altitude :||279 feet / 85 meters|
|Capital city :||Jackson is capital of Mississippi|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1822 (201 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||UTC−06:00|
|Local time :||04:23:14 (7th December 2023)|
|Density :||538 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||-9.94% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||36℉ Mostly Clear then Areas Of Frost 7-days weather|
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According to census records, the population of Jackson decreased by 9.94% in 10 years.
People born in Jackson (200)
- Kathryn Stockett (US female writer) she was born in 01/01/1969
- Eudora Welty (American short story writer, novelist and photographer (1909-2001)) she was born in 13/04/1909
- Teddy Edwards (American jazz tenor saxophonist) he was born in 26/04/1924
- Freddie Waits (American musician) he was born in 27/04/1940
- Mo Williams (American professional basketball player) he was born in 19/12/1982
- Tommy Aldridge (American rock drummer) he was born in 15/08/1950
- Monta Ellis (American basketball player) he was born in 26/10/1985
- Alice Brown (American sprinter) she was born in 20/09/1960
- Beth Henley (American writer and actor) she was born in 08/05/1952
- Rebecca Walker (American writer) she was born in 17/11/1969
- Roy A. Tucker (American astronomer) he was born in 01/01/1951
- Wendy Wyland (American acrobatic diver) she was born in 25/11/1964
- Daniel Curtis Lee (American actor) he was born in 17/05/1991
- Erick Dampier (American professional basketball player) he was born in 14/07/1975
- Jimmy Hart (American musician and professional wrestling manager) he was born in 01/01/1943
- Richard Ford (American novelist and short story writer) he was born in 16/02/1944
- John A. Williams (American writer) he was born in 05/12/1925
- Bobby V (American singer and songwriter from Georgia and Mississippi) he was born in 27/02/1980
Schools in Jackson
College & universities near Jackson, MS
|458955||Strayer University-Mississippi||Jackson (MS)||39201|
|175856||Jackson State University||Jackson (MS)||39217|
|175421||Belhaven University||Jackson (MS)||39202|
|175980||Millsaps College||Jackson (MS)||39210-0001|
|176390||Magnolia College of Cosmetology||Jackson (MS)||39206|
Amtrak & bus stations near Jackson, MS
|JAN||Union Station||300 W. Capital Street||RAIL|
|HAZ||Hazlehurst station||North Ragsdale Ave and East Conway St.||RAIL|
|YAZ||Yazoo City||West Broadway (SR149) and North Water Street||RAIL|
|VKS||Vicksburg, MS||1295 South Frontage Road||BUS|
|BRH||Brookhaven||East Monticello St. and South Railroad Ave.||RAIL|
Post offices near Jackson
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Jackson Post Office||Jackson (MS)||39201|
|Delta Station Post Office||Jackson (MS)||39213|
|Fondren Post Office||Jackson (MS)||39216|
|Westland Post Office||Jackson (MS)||39209|
|Pearl Post Office||Pearl (MS)||39208|
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- Jackson , South Carolina town in Aiken County, South Carolina with a population of 1,815 people.
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- Jackson , Minnesota city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 1,619 people.
- Jackson , New Hampshire town in New Hampshire with a population of 866 people.
- Jackson , Maine town in Waldo County, Maine with a population of 588 people.
- Jackson , Ohio city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 466 people.
- Jackson , North Carolina town in North Carolina with a population of 452 people.
- Jackson , Indiana human settlement in United States of America with a population of 350 people.
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Other cities in Hinds County
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hinds County , MS.
|Clinton||23,873||Suburb city of Jackson, located in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States|
|Byram||11,265||City in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States|
|Raymond||2,082||City in Mississippi|
|Taylorsville||1,241||City in Smith County, Mississippi, United States of America|
|Terry||1,241||Town in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States|
|Edwards||999||Town in Mississippi, USA|
|Utica||889||Town in Mississippi, United States|
|Bolton||523||Town of the United States|
|Learned||82||City in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States of America|
Distance to Other Cities
Jackson distances to largest Mississippi cities