Jackson, New York
|• Total||37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)|
|• Land||37.2 sq mi (96.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||554 ft (169 m)|
|• Density||46.2/sq mi (17.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979101|
Jackson is a town in southeastern Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town population was 1,718 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Andrew Jackson.
The town was formed from part of the town of Cambridge. Cambridge Valley Livestock is the longest running business in the town.
In March, 2010, the Town Board passed a law making English the only language to be used for town business and municipal work, and is considering a law making English the town's official language.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.5 square miles (97 km2), of which, 37.2 square miles (96 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.83%) is water.
Much of the north town line is defined by the Batten Kill, a tributary of the Hudson River. The east town line in the state border of Vermont.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,718 people, 692 households, and 489 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.2 people per square mile (17.9/km²). There were 1,077 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.26% White, 0.81% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.
There were 692 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,490, and the median income for a family was $43,565. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $21,290 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,473. About 5.3% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Jackson
- Anaquassacook – A location on NY-391 in the eastern part of Jackson.
- Eagleville – A hamlet in the eastern part of Jackson on NY by the Batten Kill, mostly in the Town of Salem
- The Plains – A location in the southeast part of the town, east of Chapin Field.
- Chapin Field (1B8) – An airport near the south town line with two intersecting grass strip runways.
- Shushan – A hamlet at the Batten Kill on County Road 61, mostly in the Town of Salem.
- Cambridge Creek – A stream in the eastern part of Jackson.
- Clark Pond – A small lake north of Hedges Lake.
- Eldgridge Swamp – A swamp north of The Plains.
- Hedges Lake – A lake in the middle of the town west of NY-22.
- Lake Lauderdale – A lake in the middle of the town east of NY-22.
- Mount Colfax – An elevation south of Hedges Lake.
- Owl Kill – A stream feeding into Lake Lauderdale.
- Schoolhouse Lake – A lake north of Lake Lauderdale.
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- "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
- "Easton too prefers English only". The Post Star. 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.