Jackson, Alabama

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Jackson is a city in Clarke County, Alabama, United States. The population was 5,419 at the 2000 census. It is one of three wet settlements in an otherwise-dry county.[1]



Jackson is located at coordinates 31°31′16″N 87°53′28″W / 31.521°N 87.891°W / 31.521; -87.891. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39.3 km²), of which, 15.1 square miles (39.1 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) (0.53%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,419 people, 2,094 households, and 1,507 families residing in the city. The population density was 358.7 people per square mile (138.5/km²). There were 2,341 housing units at an average density of 155.0/sq mi (59.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.42% White, 38.49% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 2,094 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

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