Jackson, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,800. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 
Males: 921  (51.2%)
Females: 879  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12816.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,043 (it was $41,490 in 2000)
Jackson:

$57,043
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,314 (it was $19,473 in 2000)

Jackson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $174,388 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Jackson:

$174,388
NY:

$277,600
  • Races in Jackson, NY (2010)

    Jackson races chart
    • 1,71695.3%White alone
    • 271.5%Hispanic
    • 261.4%Two or more races
    • 221.2%Black alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone
    • 10.06%American Indian alone

Races in Jackson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jackson: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), German (14.6%), English (13.7%), French (9.4%), United States (7.6%), Italian (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 37.2 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

Jackson,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Jackson:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jackson town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

42 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This town:

2.4%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Jackson town:  2.0% ($1,882)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (34.5 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (128.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (157.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Cambridge, NY (2.2 miles ), Salem, NY (2.4 miles ), Greenwich, NY (2.5 miles ), White Creek, NY (2.5 miles ), Easton, NY (3.1 miles ), Sandgate, VT (3.2 miles ), Schuylerville, NY (3.2 miles ), Victory, NY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.10 N, Longitude: 73.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Jackson household income distribution Jackson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Jackson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Jackson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Jackson town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

On 6/24/1960, a category F3 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jackson-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from Jackson center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from Jackson center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Jackson:

  • MARY MCCLELLAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CAMBRIDGE, NY)
  • THE ORCHARD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRANVILLE, NY)
  • THE CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHAB AT HOOSICK FALLS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HOOSICK FALLS, NY)
  • PROSPECT NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NORTH BENNINGTON, VT)

Amtrak station near Jackson:

  • 16 miles: FORT EDWARD/GLENS FALLS (FORT EDWARD, EAST ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jackson:

  • SUNY Empire State College (about 21 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; Full-time enrollment: 9,473)
  • Skidmore College (about 21 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 23 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Williams College (about 29 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 30 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 31 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 32 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)

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Notable locations in Jackson: Flying Pigs Farm (A), Hemlock Grove Farm (B), Sunrise Mountain Buffalo Ranch (C), Lake Lauderdale Campground (D), Battenkill Riversports and Campground (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lake Lauderdale (A), Schoolhouse Lake (B), Clark Pond (C), Dead Lake (D), Hedges Lake (E), Eldridge Swamp (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Camden Creek (A), Flaxmill Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jackson: Lake Lauderdale County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.0. This is about average.

City:

69.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.789. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.789
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.70
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.6%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

7.4%
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Jackson compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
New York average:

14.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jackson town (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,58110
Mainline Protestant6,25954
Evangelical Protestant1,85619
Other2564
Orthodox1403
None41,124-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Washington County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Washington County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Here:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.7%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

15.6%

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Warren County, NY  1.91% ($26,057 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  1.42% ($33,385)
from Rutland County, VT  0.25% ($27,850)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, NY  1.89% ($29,869 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  1.46% ($34,943)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.32% ($32,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jackson:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jackson:

  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLJH (90.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE INC)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKM-FM (99.1 FM; LAKE GEORGE, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WNYQ (105.7 FM; QUEENSBURY, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFFG-FM (107.1 FM; CORINTH, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCQL (95.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WBAR-FM (94.7 FM; LAKE LUZERNE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WKRD (93.7 FM; SCOTIA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQAR (101.3 FM; STILLWATER, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jackson:

  • WNYA-CA (Channel 39; EASTON, ETC., NY; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $4,646,000Total costs
  • 3,940Total average daily traffic
  • 338Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,516Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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