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Jackson County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 20,634 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jackson County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.9%), Educational, health and social services (11.9%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Jackson County, WI (2019)
    • 17,66292.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1506.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 7423.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5442.8%Two or more races
    • 4202.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 850.4%Asian alone
    • 120.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 11,004  (53.3%)
Females: 9,630  (46.7%)
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Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,753 ($37,015 in 1999)
This county:

$55,753
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $350, upper quartile is $629)
This county:

$524
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $148,391 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Jackson:

$148,391
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,731 - $226,751

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $193,785
Here:

$193,785
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,813,310
Here:

$1,813,310
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $99,324
Here:

$99,324
State:

$191,549

Mobile homes: $73,002
Here:

$73,002
State:

$56,469

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $66,687
Here:

$66,687
State:

$69,466

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,157
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $489

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
Jackson County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 83 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1999: 75 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2000: 85 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2001: 97 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2002: 109 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2003: 128 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2004: 171 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2005: 149 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2006: 118 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 40 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2016: 45 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2017: 41 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2018: 37 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2019: 38 buildings, average cost: $237,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Jackson, WI residents
Average permit cost in Jackson, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,349 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,267 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Jackson, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jackson, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jackson, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
Jackson County:

10.7%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.1 years old
(Males: 40.4 years old, Females: 44.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 29.9 years old, Asian residents: 36.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.5 years old, Other race residents: 32.2 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Jackson, WI
County total employment by year in Jackson, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Jackson, WI

Current college students: 493
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 460 (37.6% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2172010 or later
  • 1102000 to 2009
  • 801990 to 1999
  • 781980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 86Before 1970

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: 7,631
  • One, attached: 86
  • Two: 262
  • 3 or 4: 199
  • 5 to 9: 340
  • 10 to 19: 163
  • 20 or more: 126
  • Mobile homes: 1,155
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 3,517 (80 second mortgage, 369 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,647

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jackson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 25% greater 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 (4.2 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, 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 434.7 miles away from Jackson County center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 202.1 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mud, Incident Period: July 19, 2017 - July 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4343, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Jackson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,774 (77.9%)
  • Carpooled: 769 (8.8%)
  • Bus: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 124 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 280 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 780 (9.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (62%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • England (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson County


  • German (24%)
  • Norwegian (18%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $53,395.

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.52% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($34,163 average AGI)
0.61% relocated from other states ($4,585 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.61%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.95% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.75% ($43,828)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.57% ($39,159)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.33% ($41,846)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.66% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($32,991 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($9,381 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.28%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Trempealeau County, WI  1.02% ($43,213 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.72% ($33,250)
to Monroe County, WI  0.65% ($35,157)
to Clark County, WI  0.32% ($75,800)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.32% ($24,560)

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 2019: 9.8

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 population in Jackson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jackson County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (425)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (204)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (194)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (154)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (142)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (85)
  • Congestive heart failure (69)
  • Unspecified dementia (12)

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: 20,634
  • Male householders: 4,570 (1,472 living alone), Female householders: 3,724 (1,223 living alone)
  • 3,925 spouses (3,898 opposite-sex spouses), 672 unmarried partners, (670 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,246 children (4,819 natural, 179 adopted, 249 stepchildren), 276 grandchildren, 72 brothers or sisters, 112 parents, 57 foster children, 105 other relatives, 651 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,198

Size of family households: 2,584 2-persons, 878 3-persons, 789 4-persons, 488 5-persons, 177 6-persons, 128 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,693 1-person, 473 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

2,824 married couples with children.
1,122 single-parent households (426 men, 696 women).

93.2% of residents of Jackson speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

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:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • 3872014 or later
  • 2242010 to 2013
  • 1,6592000 to 2009
  • 1,5021990 to 1999
  • 9301980 to 1989
  • 1,4361970 to 1979
  • 8051960 to 1969
  • 7181950 to 1959
  • 4331940 to 1949
  • 1,9571939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • 191 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 2373 rooms
  • 6764 rooms
  • 1,2505 rooms
  • 1,2796 rooms
  • 8507 rooms
  • 7158 rooms
  • 1,0719+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • 1061 room
  • 932 rooms
  • 3093 rooms
  • 5374 rooms
  • 3915 rooms
  • 3146 rooms
  • 1527 rooms
  • 1278 rooms
  • 1119+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • 19no bedroom
  • 2471 bedroom
  • 1,4132 bedrooms
  • 2,9983 bedrooms
  • 1,0814 bedrooms
  • 3885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • 105no bedroom
  • 4021 bedroom
  • 7062 bedrooms
  • 7043 bedrooms
  • 1504 bedrooms
  • 745+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 238no vehicle
  • 1,2771 vehicle
  • 2,3702 vehicles
  • 1,4703 vehicles
  • 4974 vehicles
  • 3065+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 304no vehicle
  • 1,1001 vehicle
  • 5312 vehicles
  • 1363 vehicles
  • 574 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

87.7% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Wisconsin.

Jackson County:

87.7%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 15,798
  • Other state: 4,260
  • Northeast: 267
  • Midwest: 2,904
  • South: 539
  • West: 553
Year householders moved into unit in Jackson County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.3%Utility gas
  • 15.4%Wood
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 32.4%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 163
Here:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

5.2%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

17.2%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,768,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $491,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,134,000
    Regular Highways: $2,859,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $5,642,000
    Police Protection: $3,138,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,638,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,423,000
    Health - Other: $1,418,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $890,000
    Financial Administration: $732,000
    General Public Buildings: $575,000
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000
    Libraries: $186,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $761,000
    Highways: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,890,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $181,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $178,000
    Sale of Property: $161,000
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000
    Rents: $90,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $148,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,530,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,240,000
    Public Welfare: $2,574,000
    Other: $1,573,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,136,000
    Education: $416,000
    Health and Hospitals: $290,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,075,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,414,000
    Other License: $159,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Other: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,018,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,768,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $491,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,134,000
    Regular Highways: $2,859,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $5,642,000
    Police Protection: $3,138,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,638,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,423,000
    Health - Other: $1,418,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $890,000
    Financial Administration: $732,000
    General Public Buildings: $575,000
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000
    Libraries: $186,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $761,000
    Highways: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,890,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $181,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $178,000
    Sale of Property: $161,000
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000
    Rents: $90,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $148,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,530,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,240,000
    Public Welfare: $2,574,000
    Other: $1,573,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,136,000
    Education: $416,000
    Health and Hospitals: $290,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,075,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,414,000
    Other License: $159,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Other: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,018,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,768,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $491,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,134,000
    Regular Highways: $2,859,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $5,642,000
    Police Protection: $3,138,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,638,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,423,000
    Health - Other: $1,418,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $890,000
    Financial Administration: $732,000
    General Public Buildings: $575,000
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000
    Libraries: $186,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $761,000
    Highways: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,890,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $181,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $178,000
    Sale of Property: $161,000
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000
    Rents: $90,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $148,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,530,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,240,000
    Public Welfare: $2,574,000
    Other: $1,573,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,136,000
    Education: $416,000
    Health and Hospitals: $290,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,075,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,414,000
    Other License: $159,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Other: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,018,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,768,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $491,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,134,000
    Regular Highways: $2,859,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $5,642,000
    Police Protection: $3,138,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,638,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,423,000
    Health - Other: $1,418,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $890,000
    Financial Administration: $732,000
    General Public Buildings: $575,000
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000
    Libraries: $186,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $761,000
    Highways: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,890,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $181,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $178,000
    Sale of Property: $161,000
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000
    Rents: $90,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $148,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,530,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,240,000
    Public Welfare: $2,574,000
    Other: $1,573,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,136,000
    Education: $416,000
    Health and Hospitals: $290,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,075,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,414,000
    Other License: $159,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Other: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,018,000

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
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