Jackson, North Carolina

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Jackson, North Carolina
Buildings in downtown Jackson, with the Bank of Northampton on the left
Buildings in downtown Jackson, with the Bank of Northampton on the left
Location of Jackson, North Carolina
Location of Jackson, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°23′25″N 77°25′20″W / 36.39028°N 77.42222°W / 36.39028; -77.42222Coordinates: 36°23′25″N 77°25′20″W / 36.39028°N 77.42222°W / 36.39028; -77.42222
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
102 ft (31 m)
 • Total513
 • Estimate 
 • Density510/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-34000[2]
GNIS feature ID1020920[3]

Jackson is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 513 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Northampton County.[4]

Jackson is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


The Amis-Bragg House, Church of the Saviour and Cemetery, Jackson Historic District, Mowfield, Northampton County Courthouse Square, and Verona are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


Jackson is located at 36°23′25″N 77°25′20″W / 36.39028°N 77.42222°W / 36.39028; -77.42222 (36.390317, -77.422193).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016472[1]−8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 695 people, 218 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 683.8 people per square mile (263.1/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 239.1 per square mile (92.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.94% White, 47.63% African American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 218 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $34,000. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,588. About 18.6% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.3% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.


The elementary school serving Jackson is Central Elementary School. CES is the newest school in Northampton County; it opened it doors for the 2006-2007 school year. It combined Seaboard Coates Elementary and Jackson Eastside Elementary schools.

Also housed in Jackson is the Central Services building for Northampton County Schools. Northampton County Schools is the local educational agency for the district. The system includes 7 schools.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.