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Location of Jackson in Washington County, Wisconsin.
Location of Jackson in Washington County, Wisconsin.
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Coordinates: 43°19′23″N 88°10′17″W / 43.32306°N 88.17139°W / 43.32306; -88.17139Coordinates: 43°19′23″N 88°10′17″W / 43.32306°N 88.17139°W / 43.32306; -88.17139
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Washington
Incorporated March 14, 1912; 109 years ago (March 14, 1912)
 • Type Village Board of Trustees
 • Total 3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Land 3.38 sq mi (8.75 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
 • Total 6,753
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,130.18/sq mi (822.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-37675
GNIS feature ID 1583443

Jackson is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,753 at the 2010 census. The village is adjacent to the Town of Jackson.


A post office called Jackson has been in operation since 1870. The village was named for Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States.

Jackson holds a traditional community wide rummage sale every year. The event is held the first Saturday after Mother's Day.

On July 17, 2012, a gasoline spill from a petroleum product pipeline occurred in the Town of Jackson, spilling an estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline. 37 private wells contaminated by the spill were ordered abandoned by the Wisconsin DNR. The West Shore Pipe Line Company, which owned the pipeline, paid the costs to extend water services from the Village of Jackson to a large part of the Town of Jackson.


Jackson is located at 43°19′23″N 88°10′16″W / 43.32306°N 88.17111°W / 43.32306; -88.17111 (43.323188, -88.171273).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.07 square miles (7.95 km2), of which, 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 561
1980 1,817 223.9%
1990 2,486 36.8%
2000 4,938 98.6%
2010 6,753 36.8%
2019 (est.) 7,200 6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,753 people, 2,870 households, and 1,866 families living in the village. The population density was 2,214.1 inhabitants per square mile (854.9/km2). There were 3,061 housing units at an average density of 1,003.6 per square mile (387.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 2,870 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the village was 39 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

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