Jackson, MO Profile
Jackson, MO, population 11,947 , is located
in Missouri's Cape Girardeau county,
about 90.9 miles from St Louis and 122.6 miles from Evansville.
In the 90's the population of Jackson has grown by about 29%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Jackson has been growing at an annual rate of 1.4 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Jackson area were lower than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Missouri average.
Jackson Gender Information
Males in Jackson: 5,651 (47%)
Females in Jackson: 6,296 (53%)
As % of Population in Jackson
Race Diversity in Jackson
African American: 1%
As % of Population in Jackson
Age Diversity in Jackson
Median Age in Jackson: 35.7 (Males in Jackson: 33.8, Females in Jackson: 37.4)
Jackson Males Under 20: 15%
Jackson Females Under 20: 14%
Jackson Males 20 to 40: 13%
Jackson Females 20 to 40: 14%
Jackson Males 40 to 60: 12%
Jackson Females 40 to 60: 13%
Jackson Males Over 60: 7%
Jackson Females Over 60: 11%
Economics in Jackson
Jackson Household Average Size: 2.5 people
Jackson Median Household Income: $ 40,412
Jackson Median Value of Homes: $ 96,500
Law Enforcement in Jackson
Reported crimes in the Jackson area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 1
Aggravated assault: 12
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 121
Motor vehicle theft: 5
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 2,158
Jackson Location Information
Elevation: 497 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 8.3 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Jackson
Gordonville 5.0 Miles
Pocahontas 8.4 Miles
Oak Ridge 8.9 Miles
Dutchtown 9.0 Miles
Cape Girardeau 9.7 Miles
East Cape Girardeau 11.1 Miles
Allenville 12.2 Miles
Whitewater 12.3 Miles
Delta 13.4 Miles
Scott City 13.9 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Jackson
St Louis 90.9 Miles
Evansville 122.6 Miles
Clarksville 140.5 Miles
Memphis 155.9 Miles
Springfield 167.4 Miles
Nashville 180.5 Miles
Springfield 200.2 Miles
Louisville 221.8 Miles
Peoria 229.1 Miles
Little Rock 234.0 Miles
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ages, and stations in life. Quite often the last person to see that there is a
problem is the drug abuser them self. Every year, more and more people become
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