Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi
State caipital
City of Jackson
Images tap, left tae richt: Mississippi State Capitol, Old Mississippi State Capitol, Lamar Life Building, Mississippi Governor's Mansion
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Eik-name(s): 
"Crossroads of the South"
Motto(s): 
"City with Soul"
Locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, Mississippi
Locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi is locatit in the Unitit 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
CoontiesHinds, Madison, Rankin
Incorporation1821
Named forAndrew Jackson
Govrenment
 • TeepStrang Mayor-Cooncil
 • MayorTony Yarber (D)
 • Ceety cooncil
 • Chief o PolisLee Vance (interim)
Area
 • State caipital276.7 km2 (106.8 sq mi)
 • Laund271.7 km2 (104.9 sq mi)
 • Water5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation
85 m (279 ft)
Population
 • State caipital173,514
 • Estimate 
(2013)[2]
172,638
 • RankUS: 138t
 • Urban
351,478 (US: 107t)
 • Metro
576,382 (US: 93rd)
Demonym(s)Jacksonian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
39200-39299
Area code(s)601, 769
FIPS code28-36000
GNIS featur ID0711543[3]
WebsiteCity 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 10 September 2014.
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  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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