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Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,947 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cape Girardeau County[3]. Jackson is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson. It is a principal city of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Jackson is located at 37°22′48″N 89°39′29″W / 37.38°N 89.65806°W / 37.38; -89.65806 (37.379941, -89.658118)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.2 km²), of which, 10.1 square miles (26.2 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,947 people, 4,708 households, and 3,385 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,180.2 people per square mile (455.8/km²). There were 4,962 housing units at an average density of 490.2/sq mi (189.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.57% White, 1.36% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 4,708 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

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