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Jackson, Mississippi
State caipital
City of Jackson
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Nickname(s): "Crossroads of the South"
Motto: "City with Soul"
Locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, Mississippi
Locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi is located in United States
Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W / 32.29889°N 90.18472°W / 32.29889; -90.18472Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W / 32.29889°N 90.18472°W / 32.29889; -90.18472
Kintra  Unitit States o Americae
State  Mississippi
Coonties Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Incorporation 1821
Named for Andrew Jackson
Govrenment
 • Teep Strang Mayor-Cooncil
 • Mayor Tony Yarber (D)
 • Ceety cooncil
 • Chief o Polis Lee Vance (interim)
Aurie
 • State caipital 276.7 km2 (106.8 sq mi)
 • Laund 271.7 km2 (104.9 sq mi)
 • Watter 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • State caipital 173,514
 • Estimate (2013)[2] 172,638
 • Rank US: 138t
 • Urban 351,478 (US: 107t)
 • Metro 576,382 (US: 93rd)
Demonym(s) Jacksonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 39200-39299
Aurie code(s) 601, 769
FIPS code 28-36000
GNIS featur ID 0711543[3]
Wabsteid City of Jackson
For additional city data see City-Data

Jackson is the caipital o an the lairgest ceety in the U.S. state o Mississippi. It is locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, servin as ane o twa coonty seats thare; segments o the ceety owerlap Madison Coonty an Rankin Coonty. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains intae the Gulf o Mexico, an it is pairt o the Jackson Prairie region o the state.[4][5] The ceety is namit after General Andrew Jackson, who wis honored for his role in the Battle o New Orleans durin the Weir o 1812 an later servit as U.S. Preses.

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  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. Lowe, E.N. (1915). "Mississippi, its geology, geography, soils and mineral resources". Mississippi Geological Survey Bulletin 12. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 28.
  5. Moore, William H. (1965). "Hinds County Geology and Mineral Resources". Bulletin 105 Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 33

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