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The Michigan state capital is Lansing.

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49201, 49202, 49203

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Jackson is approximately 34,879 (2005), 33534 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,689 (1990), 13294 (2010).

The amount of land area in Jackson is 28.616 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jackson is 11.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jackson to Washington DC is 466 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jackson is positioned 42.24 degrees north of the equator and 84.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Jackson elevation is 1,000 feet above sea level.
Jackson median income is $34,100 (2005).

The Jackson median home price is $89,300 (2005).

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Jackson location: in southern Michigan between Battle Creek and Ann Arbor and about 34 miles from Lansing. Other nearby communities include Brooklyn, Cement City, Clarklake, Concord, Grass Lake, Hanover, Horton, Michigan Center, Napoleon, , Pleasant Lake, Spring Arbor, Springport, Vandercook Lake and Waterloo.

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Climate & Weather

Jackson average annual rainfall is 29 inches per year
Jackson average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 15-29 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 61-83 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Jackson history:

Here is a history page for Jackson.

When Horace Blackman staked his claim on 160 acres of land here on 4 July 1829, Jackson officially began. The settlement was officially named Jacksonburgh, for President Andrew Jackson, on 16 January 1830. It quickly became the county seat and the name changed to Jacksonopolis. In 1838, the name was shortened to Jackson.
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Jackson attractions:

Cascades Civil War Muster
Each year in August
Michigan's Largest & Finest Civil War Battle Reenactment
Phone: (517) 788-4320

Learn more about Jackson and Jackson County at this informative site.

Hot Air Jubilee
Each year in July

Southern Michigan Correctional Facility
In 1839, Jackson was selected as the site for the state's first prison. The prison remained at the site for over 90 years when it then moved north of town. Portion of the old stone prison may still be seen today.

The famous Cascades Falls was built as the dream of William Sparks. It was begun in 1931 and was turned over to the County when Sparks died in 1943. Renovation was completed in recent years to bring the falls to more modern technology.

Jackson County Fair

It Happened Here
The Republican Party was created here on 6 July 1854. The Under the Oaks historical marker reviews this event. See more details in historical events

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