Jackson (Mississippi)

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Coordinates 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W
Country United States
State Mississippi
Counties Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Incorporated 1822
Named for Andrew Jackson
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Demonym(s) Jacksonian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP codes 39200-39299
Area codes 601, 769
FIPS code 28-36000
GNIS feature ID 0711543
Website www.jacksonms.gov
Government (Type) Mayor–Council
Government (Mayor) Chokwe Antar Lumumba (D)
Government (Council) Members Ward 1: Ashby FooteWard 2: Melvin Priester, Jr.Ward 3: Kenneth StokesWard 4: De'Keither StampsWard 5: Charles H. TillmanWard 6: Aaron BanksWard 7: Virgi Lindsey
Government (State capital city) 113.23 sq mi (293.27 km2)
Government (Land) 111.09 sq mi (287.73 km2)
Government (Water) 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
Area (State capital city) 113.23 sq mi (293.27 km2)
Area (Land) 111.09 sq mi (287.73 km2)
Area (Water) 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city) 153,701
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 149th
Population (2020) (Density) 1,445.90/sq mi (558.26/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 351,478 (US: 107th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 576,382 (US: 93rd)

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Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. State of Mississippi. It is one of two county seats of Hinds County, along with Raymond, Mississippi. The city of Jackson also includes around 3,000 acres (12.1 km2) comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County and a small portion of Madison County. The city has a population of 153,701 as of the 2020 census, down from 173,514 from the 2010 census. Jackson's population declined more between 2010 and 2020 (11.42%) than any major city in the United States. The city sits on the Pearl River and is located in the greater Jackson Prairie region of Mississippi.