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Jackson County Courthouse in Jackson.

Jackson County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Named for President Andrew Jackson
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

719 sq mi (1,863 km²)
702 sq mi (1,817 km²)
18 sq mi (46 km²), 2.47%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 11,268. Its county seat is Jackson6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,863 km² (719 sq mi). 1,817 km² (702 sq mi) of it is land and 46 km² (18 sq mi) of it (2.47%) is water.


There are 18 lakes completely within Jackson County and three lakes which extend into it from other counties.

Major Highways[]

Adjacent counties[]


Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,268 people, 4,556 households, and 3,116 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (16/sq mi). There were 5,092 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.07% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 1.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.9% were of German, 14.1% Norwegian and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,556 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,746, and the median income for a family was $43,426. Males had a median income of $29,123 versus $20,860 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,499. About 5.20% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Cities Townships

Coordinates: 43°41′N 95°10′W / 43.68, -95.16

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