Jackson, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 1,939 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.1%
 
Males: 906  (46.7%)
Females: 1,033  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 41339.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,940 (it was $25,272 in 2000)
Jackson:

$31,940
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,673 (it was $13,532 in 2000)

Jackson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,665 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Jackson:

$108,665
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $85,029; detached houses: $105,174; townhouses or other attached units: $224,213; in 2-unit structures: $98,245; mobile homes: $52,926

Median gross rent in 2019: $557.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jackson: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.3%
(30.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Jackson, KY (2019)
    • 2,08198.4%White alone
    • 211.0%Asian alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Jackson, Kentucky as of January 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jackson is 117 to 1.


Crime rates in Jackson by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(89.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(94.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(82.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(85.0)
1
(41.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.8)
1
(46.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.5)
1
(41.9)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.8)
2
(92.3)
2
(92.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.8)
1
(47.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(575.7)
16
(666.4)
18
(764.7)
13
(544.6)
15
(635.3)
13
(578.8)
21
(941.3)
13
(599.6)
13
(602.7)
9
(423.9)
6
(280.6)
11
(523.8)
10
(492.9)
8
(409.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(1,645)
27
(1,125)
46
(1,954)
29
(1,215)
18
(762.4)
35
(1,558)
32
(1,434)
27
(1,245)
12
(556.3)
12
(565.2)
19
(888.7)
67
(3,190)
44
(2,169)
40
(2,047)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(287.8)
3
(124.9)
3
(127.4)
1
(41.9)
2
(84.7)
2
(89.0)
2
(89.6)
2
(92.3)
4
(185.4)
3
(141.3)
2
(93.5)
10
(476.2)
1
(49.3)
4
(204.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(41.1)
1
(41.6)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index162.0101.6175.9111.090.2181.2152.8131.597.8153.172.0211.9164.6126.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Jackson, KY

Crime rate in Jackson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Kentucky average:

1.63
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Ancestries: American (57.2%), English (6.6%), Irish (5.5%), German (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/03/1845

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 728 people per square mile   (low).

Jackson, Kentucky map

29 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Kentucky:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $949 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $957 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (68.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (374.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oakdale, KY (2.3 miles ),
Taulbee, KY (2.5 miles ),
Haddix, KY (2.8 miles ),
Canoe, KY (3.1 miles ),
Hardshell, KY (3.3 miles ),
Malaga, KY (3.4 miles ),
Rousseau, KY (3.5 miles ),
St. Helens, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.55 N, Longitude: 83.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,363 (+64.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 486 (68.9%)

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Jackson, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jackson, KY in 2019
Jackson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $168,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $146,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $204,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Jackson, KY residents
Average permit cost in Jackson, KY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.8%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in Jackson, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (22.0%)
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (31.9%)
  • Educational services (21.8%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Jackson, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.6%)
  • Registered nurses (10.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Jackson, Kentucky

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Jackson, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.94
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Jackson-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Jackson city center killed one person and injured 63 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

Earthquake activity:

Jackson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 299.2 miles away from Jackson 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) earthquake occurred 252.9 miles away from Jackson center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from Jackson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Breathitt County (35) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 28
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 22, Tornadoes: 12, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jackson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jackson:

  • KENTUCKY RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 540 JETT DRIVE)
  • NIM HENSON GERIATRIC CENTER (420 JETT DRIVE)
  • FMC OF JACKSON (1550 US HIGHWAY 15 SOUTH, STE 30)
  • BREATHITT COUNTY HHA (955 HIGHWAY 30 WEST, PO BOX 730)

Airports and heliports located in Jackson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jackson:

  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Hazard, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Morehead State University (about 45 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 52 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 69 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)

Public high schools in Jackson:

  • BREATHITT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 674, Location: 2307 BOBCAT LANE, Grades: 9-12)
  • JACKSON CITY SCHOOL (Students: 482, Location: 940 HIGHLAND AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • BREATHITT REGIONAL JUVENILE DET CTR (Location: 2725 HWY 30 W, Grades: 6-11)
  • BREATHITT RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER (Location: 3826 HIGHWAY 15 S, Grades: 2-11)
  • CADET LEADERSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAM (Location: 2665 HWY 30 W, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Jackson:

  • MOUNT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 66, Location: 75 MILLCREEK-LAWSON RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jackson:

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Library in Jackson:

  • BREATHITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $364,904; Location: 1024 COLLEGE AVENUE; 27,666 books; 4 e-books; 793 audio materials; 1,149 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Jackson Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hagins Cemetery (1), Kings Branch Cemetery (2), Jackson Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Panbowl Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Bridge Branch (A), Cripple Creek (B), Panbowl Branch (C), Griffith Branch (D), Miller Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Breathitt County Museum (329 Broadway).

Hotels: Jackson Decorating Center (1184 Main Street), Paul's Motel (1184 Main Street), Jackson Inn (Highway 15).

Courts: Kentucky State - Administrative Ofc Of Courts- Court Designated Worker (1137 Main Street), Kentucky State - Administrative Ofc Of Courts- District Court- Judge (1137 Main Street), Breathitt County - Circuit Court Clerk (1127 Main Street), Kentucky State - Administrative Ofc Of Courts- Circuit Court Clerks- Of (1137 Main Street), Kentucky State - Administrative Ofc Of Courts- Circuit Court- Judge (1137 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Denver Grigsby - Major League Baseball outfielder, Mary C. Noble - Judge, Willie Sandlin - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jackson and their reported violations in the past:

JACKSON MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Population served: 6,950, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BREATHITT CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,316, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Jackson in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 56 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Jackson (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson: 1138 Main Street Branch at 1138 Main Street Branch, branch established on 1973/01/15; Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Of Jackson at 720 Hwy, 15 South, branch established on 1962/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $127.4 mil, Deposits: $109.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: John R Turner Holding Company
  • The First National Bank of Jackson: The First National Bank Of Jackson at 1126 Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01; Lester Smith Parkway Branch at North Jackson Plaza Highway 15, branch established on 1977/03/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $116.3 mil, Deposits: $99.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First National Holding Company Of Jackson, The

For population 15 years and over in Jackson:

Marital status in Jackson, KY
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Jackson:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Jackson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jackson, KY (based on Breathitt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56320
Mainline Protestant4486
Catholic351
Other31
None11,829-
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: 4
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Breathitt County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Breathitt County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Breathitt County:

14.2%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.5%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jackson:

53.2%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jackson:

51.9%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.2
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jackson:

16.9%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Jackson:

15.3%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jackson:

24.3%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Jackson:

57.5%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.1%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jackson, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$33,196$49,7940$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,095$30,28511$4,889
Streets and Highways 4$7,629$22,8870$0
Firefighters 4$11,765$35,2950$0
Police - Other 3$9,812$39,2480$0
Solid Waste Management 3$6,845$27,3800$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,813$52,8787$466
Financial Administration 2$4,353$26,1180$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$800
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,066
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$416
Totals for Government 30$92,508$37,00321$7,637

Jackson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,096,000 ($565.24)
    Police Protection: $610,000 ($314.60)
    Central Staff Services: $517,000 ($266.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $499,000 ($257.35)
    Sewerage: $416,000 ($214.54)
    Regular Highways: $318,000 ($164.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000 ($138.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $184,000 ($94.89)
    Public Welfare - Other: $106,000 ($54.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($30.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $527,000 ($271.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $253,000 ($130.48)
    Sewerage: $199,000 ($102.63)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($12.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,600,000 ($825.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $208,000 ($107.27)

Jackson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $640,000 ($330.07)
    Other: $570,000 ($293.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $402,000 ($207.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $292,000 ($150.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $338,000 ($174.32)
    Other: $4,000 ($2.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($5.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,394,000 ($718.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $44,000 ($22.69)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($21.66)
    Other: $11,000 ($5.67)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,425,000 ($734.91)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $352,000 ($181.54)
    Property: $342,000 ($176.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $324,000 ($167.10)
    Corporation Net Income: $109,000 ($56.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $47,000 ($24.24)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $37,000 ($19.08)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($9.80)

Jackson government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,256,000 ($4773.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,141,000 ($4714.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,115,000 ($575.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000 ($515.73)

Jackson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,000 ($69.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,000 ($185.66)
Businesses in Jackson, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
KFC1True Value1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Jackson:

  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jackson:

  • WJSN-FM (106.5 FM; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMTC-FM (99.9 FM; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSOC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WLJC (102.1 FM; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INCORPORATED)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBJ (103.7 FM; CAMPTON, KY; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY INDUSTRIES INC)
  • WOCS (88.3 FM; LEROSE, KY; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS - MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Jackson:

  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64CM (Channel 64; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DA (Channel 66; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CI (Channel 54; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Jackson: Willie Sandlin.

Jackson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Jackson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 774ft / 236mTotal length
  • $5,096,000Total costs
  • 60,359Total average daily traffic
  • 3,704Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,077Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jackson, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jackson, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jackson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Jackson, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jackson)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 59. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 79 took place in 2014, and the least - 36 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Jackson, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.8%), and Outside Fires (22.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jackson, KY
    • 44449.8%Structure Fires
    • 20022.4%Outside Fires
    • 12614.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 12213.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jackson, KY
Most common first names in Jackson, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7670.3 years
John5969.3 years
Mary5574.1 years
William4068.9 years
Robert3369.1 years
George3170.6 years
Charles2965.5 years
Martha2684.1 years
Carl2266.3 years
Henry2175.3 years
Most common last names in Jackson, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Turner10274.0 years
Combs9069.5 years
Gross8773.9 years
Mcintosh6971.8 years
Spicer6671.6 years
Fugate5869.7 years
Spencer5770.1 years
Miller5173.4 years
Noble5071.0 years
Deaton5075.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jackson, KY
  • 65.7%Electricity
  • 25.1%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jackson, KY
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 32.5%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Jackson compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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