Jackson at a Glance

About Jackson
Located at the intersections of Interstate 94 and US Highway 127, Jackson is a hard-working, vibrant city with the charm and warmth of a quaint town. From the historic downtown to the beautiful acres of open parkland that stretch across the city limits, Jackson earns its recognition as one of Michigan’s “Cool Cities,” giving these opportunities to its visitors and offering even more to its residents.

Jackson is also great place for businesses to call home. It offers a number of incentives to help businesses succeed and a workforce of highly skilled and productive individuals to assure that success is met.

So whether you’ve come to know it as the Rose City, home of the Cascade Falls, or birthplace of the Republican Party, Jackson continues to evolve and develop making a new name for itself every day.

The City of Jackson was once named the “Crossroads of Michigan” for its strategic location along some of the state’s most well-traveled highways and railways. Today, Jackson is a lot more than just a convenient rest stop for seasoned travelers. With a well-educated workforce and stable business infrastructure, Jackson is one of Michigan’s cities that is primed for excellent economic growth.

Basic Facts & Figures
  • City: Jackson
  • County: Jackson County
  • Area: 11.1 square miles
  • City Population: 33,534 (Source: 2010 US Census)
  • County Population: 160,248 (Source: 2010 US Census)
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