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Jackson County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 20,651 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 19,100 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,810
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,107
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,299
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,926 (it was 1,771 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 987 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jackson County: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%), Educational, health and social services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Jackson County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (6.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 11,024  (53.4%)
Females: 9,627  (46.6%)
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Jackson County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,607 ($37,015 in 1999)

This county:

$51,607
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $348, upper quartile is $620)
This county:

$483
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $133,893 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Jackson:

$133,893
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,690 - $200,138

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $178,048
Here:

$178,048
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,434
Here:

$158,434
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $113,727
Here:

$113,727
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,464
Here:

$122,464
State:

$157,587

Mobile homes: $65,252
Here:

$65,252
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,113
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $450

Institutionalized population: 1,256

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 154
  • Auto thefts: 29

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 174
  • Auto thefts: 37
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 126 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2008: 96 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $167,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,344 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,182 (1.7%)

Jackson County household income distribution in 2009 Jackson County home values distribution Jackson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.1%
Jackson County:

12.1%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.8% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.3 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 30.6 years old, American Indian residents: 29.5 years old, Asian residents: 37.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.2 years old, Other race residents: 30.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jackson County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $658 a month.

Cities in this county include: Black River Falls, Brockway, Irving, Northfield, Merrillan, Melrose, Taylor, Komensky, Alma Center, Hixton.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jackson County: Castleholm Farm (A), Jackson Hollow Farm (B), Olson Farms (C), Homestead Farms (D), Klopp Farm (E), Waumandee Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jackson County include: Evangelical Reformed Church (A), Evanger Lutheran Church (B), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (C), Lookout Lutheran Church (D), Modena Lutheran Church (E), Montana United Methodist Church (F), Zion Church (G), Cascade Chapel (H), Thompson Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Branch Cemetery (1), Anchorage Cemetery (2), Upper Montana Ridge Cemetery (3), Lower Montana Ridge Cemetery (4), Severson Cemetery (5), Eagle Valley Cemetery (6), Zion Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Stump Lake (A), Bensel Pond (B), Truedale Lake (C), Duck Lake (D), 02 Reservoir (E), Lizzy Pauls Pond (F), 5.1 Reservoir (G), 1.8 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Slu (A), Hutchinson Creek (B), Swift Slough (C), Tamarack Creek (D), Holmes Creek (E), Threemile Creek (F), Tiffany Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Parent Slu (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jackson County include: Nelson-Trevino Bottoms State Natural Area (1), Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area (2), Trempealeau River Meadow State Natural Area (3), Whitman Bottoms Floodplain Forest State Natural Area (4), Big Swamp State Public Hunting Grounds (5), Town of Buffalo Park (6), Buena Vista Park (7), Harmonia Park (8), Merrick State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Crawford County, Michigan , Lawrence County, South Dakota , Miner County, South Dakota , Nicollet County, Minnesota , Wood County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 493
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 294 (51.6% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

1.4%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 43
  • 2000 to 2009: 80
  • 1990 to 1999: 70
  • 1980 to 1989: 78
  • 1970 to 1979: 42
  • Before 1970: 86
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.7%

Jackson County marital status for males Jackson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,411
  • One, attached: 69
  • Two: 340
  • 3 or 4: 204
  • 5 to 9: 321
  • 10 to 19: 81
  • 20 or more: 97
  • Mobile homes: 1,284
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 3,517 (109 second mortgage, 423 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,444

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jackson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,71517
Evangelical Protestant3,00819
Catholic1,4403
Other11
None11,285-
Jackson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Jackson County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Jackson County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.6%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Jackson County:

Average size of farms: 282 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,329
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $296.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,719
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,511
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.05
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.98%
Corn for grain: 32032 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 200 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19794 harvested acres
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Jackson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 8253973.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $120,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jackson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 269.7 miles away from Jackson County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 434.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 410.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 281.4 miles away from Jackson County center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4288: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4288, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1944: October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1944, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rain And Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 1998 to June 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1236: July 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: September 14, 1992 to September 24, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-964: September 30, 1992, FEMA Id: 964, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • England (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson County (%):

  • German (24%)
  • Norwegian (19%)
  • American (11%)
  • Pennsylvania German (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Jackson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,461 (78.4%)
  • Carpooled: 885 (10.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 82 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 188 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 659 (8.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Jackson County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 888 people in state prisons
  • 188 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 182 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Jackson County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 1,086 people in state prisons
  • 122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,449.

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($23,167 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($6,070 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.18%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.79% ($29,148 average AGI)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.71% ($22,000)
from Monroe County, WI  0.50% ($28,897)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.35% ($23,037)
from Clark County, WI  0.28% ($31,545)
from Wood County, WI  0.23% ($28,889)
from Dane County, WI  0.18% ($34,571)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.54% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($22,731 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($6,655 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.37%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, WI  0.71% ($31,709 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.62% ($32,292)
to Trempealeau County, WI  0.54% ($24,238)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.49% ($21,763)
to Clark County, WI  0.39% ($32,900)
to Dane County, WI  0.28% ($26,773)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.14% ($67,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Jackson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jackson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,472 (2,974 aged, 498 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 361 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Jackson County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (355)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (193)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (186)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (183)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (170)
  • Congestive heart failure (145)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (132)
  • Unspecified dementia (66)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (65)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (56)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,124
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 127
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,144

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,073
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 176.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,651
  • In family households: 16,022 (2,827 male householders, 2,457 female householders)
    4,052 spouses, 5,170 children (4,752 natural, 143 adopted, 278 stepchildren), 452 grandchildren, 138 brothers or sisters, 137 parents, 193 other relatives, 593 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,426 (1,628 male householders (1,335 living alone)), 1,209 female householders (1,057 living alone)), 593 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,172

Size of family households: 2,770 2-persons, 1,036 3-persons, 784 4-persons, 416 5-persons, 171 6-persons, 115 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,386 1-person, 370 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

2,591 married couples with children.
1,366 single-parent households (507 men, 859 women).

93.7% of residents of Jackson speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $100,985,000 ($5,150 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,312,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,174,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,939,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,592,000
Federal grants: $27,109,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,334,000 ($559,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,838,000 ($593,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,003,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,792,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,857,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,162
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,072
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +65
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +533
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jackson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.74 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 236
  • 2010 to 2013: 237
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,506
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,813
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,002
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,305
  • 1960 to 1969: 684
  • 1950 to 1959: 543
  • 1940 to 1949: 465
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,177
Note: State values scaled to Jackson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 203
  • 4 rooms: 606
  • 5 rooms: 1,283
  • 6 rooms: 1,189
  • 7 rooms: 890
  • 8 rooms: 684
  • 9+ rooms: 1,040
  • 1 room: 46
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 308
  • 4 rooms: 572
  • 5 rooms: 476
  • 6 rooms: 360
  • 7 rooms: 124
  • 8 rooms: 127
  • 9+ rooms: 88
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 197
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,276
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,998
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,070
  • 5+ bedrooms: 385
  • no bedroom: 59
  • 1 bedroom: 350
  • 2 bedrooms: 804
  • 3 bedrooms: 727
  • 4 bedrooms: 133
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population
  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 1,293
  • 2 vehicles: 2,383
  • 3 vehicles: 1,415
  • 4 vehicles: 431
  • 5+ vehicles: 284
  • no vehicle: 351
  • 1 vehicle: 899
  • 2 vehicles: 670
  • 3 vehicles: 205
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

85% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Wisconsin.

Jackson County:

85.4%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,211
  • Other state: 4,057
  • Northeast: 195
  • Midwest: 2,717
  • South: 487
  • West: 667

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.8%)
  • Utility gas (30.6%)
  • Wood (13.5%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (37.5%)
  • Electricity (26.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.5%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 159
Here:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

21.1%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,077,000
    General Public Buildings: $79,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,182,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,827,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,797,000
    Regular Highways: $2,647,000
    Police Protection: $1,834,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,220,000
    General - Other: $776,000
    Financial Administration: $697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $678,000
    Central Staff Services: $611,000
    Parks and Recreation: $562,000
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000
    Solid Waste Management: $217,000
    General Public Buildings: $193,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,000
    Libraries: $104,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $339,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,872,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,989,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $998,000
    Housing and Community Development: $502,000
    Parks and Recreation: $403,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $266,000
    All Other: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $345,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $215,000
    Sale of Property: $183,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $84,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000
    Rents: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,307,000
    Highways: $2,159,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,985,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,103,000
    All Other: $1,075,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,282,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $998,000
    Other License: $78,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $39,000
    NEC: $23,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,049,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,438,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $611,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,448,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 346
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 309
  • Number of recipients under 18: 39
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 226
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 81
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 169
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 133
Jackson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jackson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Jackson County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25675.3 years
Robert20269.9 years
Mary17781.3 years
William16075.5 years
George14779.4 years
Edward14575.7 years
James14371.5 years
Joseph13676.0 years
Helen12181.9 years
Frank11380.4 years
Most common last names in Jackson County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson21876.4 years
Olson15079.7 years
Peterson9876.3 years
Anderson9476.7 years
Thompson7578.8 years
Smith7173.4 years
Larson6679.3 years
Hanson6178.3 years
Nelson6077.2 years
Gilbertson5777.8 years
Businesses in Jackson County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Best Western1Jones New York1
Burger King1KFC1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Super 81
Days Inn1True Value1
Dennys1U.S. Cellular2
FedEx1UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1