For population 25 years and over in Jackson:
For population 15 years and over in Jackson town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $776 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (37.0 miles , pop. 55,893).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (73.0 miles , pop. 234,403).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (278.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Seaboard, NC (2.6 miles ), Lasker, NC (2.7 miles) , Garysburg, NC (2.9 miles ), Weldon, NC (3.2 miles ), Halifax, NC (3.2 miles ), South Weldon, NC (3.2 miles ), Rich Square, NC (3.3 miles ), Conway, NC (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 36.39 N, Longitude: 77.42 W
Area code: 252
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+5.9%).
Work and jobs in Jackson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Jackson, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Jackson-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Jackson town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 3/28/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Jackson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Jackson center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Jackson:
Airports located in Jackson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jackson:
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Public elementary/middle school in Jackson:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.210. This is significantly better than average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.0. This is about average. There were 68 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.15. This is significantly better than average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. There were 86 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.69. This is about average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.48. This is significantly better than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.9%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
105 people in nursing homes in 2000
64 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Jackson compared to North Carolina state average:
Banks with branches in Jackson (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Jackson (based on Northampton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.37%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,209 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,079 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Jackson fatal accident list:
Dec 31, 1987 06:09 PM, Depot St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jackson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Jackson, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Jackson, NC