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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 2012: $54,825 (it was $41,490 in 2000)
Jackson:

$54,825
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,849

Jackson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,708 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Jackson:

$170,708
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $220,892; Detached houses: $249,287; Townhouses or other attached units: $293,728; In 2-unit structures: $252,236; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $406,700; Mobile homes: $82,672; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,038

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Jackson races chart
  • White alone - 1,716 (95.3%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 22 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jackson: 178.9 (very high, 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).

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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:  22.6%

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+: New York, NY (167.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Jackson-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 29% 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 90% 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/medical centers near Jackson:

  • MARY MCCLELLAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Jackson, NY

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:

  • Skidmore College (about 21 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,591)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 21 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 4,933)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 23 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Williams College (about 29 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 30 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,660)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 32 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 7,928)
  • Siena College (about 33 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,121)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.210. This is significantly better than average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.210
U.S.:

0.464
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.0. This is about average. There were 68 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.0
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.52. This is significantly better than average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.52
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. There were 86 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.69. This is about average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.69
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.48. This is significantly better than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.48
U.S.:

11.08


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jackson, NY

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 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.97%
Here39.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents58.2%17.7%7.4%7.2%3.2%
Congregations12.7%26.8%16.9%14.1%9.9%
NameAssemblies of God The Wesleyan ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%0.9%0.7%2.3%
Congregations4.2%2.8%1.4%1.4%9.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

6.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Warren County, NY  1.96% ($32,276 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  1.48% ($33,947)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.29% ($33,667)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Warren County, NY  2.00% ($26,520 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  1.32% ($30,390)
to Rutland County, VT  0.28% ($28,381)

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $4,646,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,940
Total average daily truck traffic: 338
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,516

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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