Jackson, Michigan

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Jackson, Michigan
City
Jackson County Tower is the tallest building in Jackson.
Nickname(s): The Rose City
Location of Jackson within Jackson County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°14′39″N 84°24′26″W / 42.24417°N 84.40722°W / 42.24417; -84.40722Coordinates: 42°14′39″N 84°24′26″W / 42.24417°N 84.40722°W / 42.24417; -84.40722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Jackson
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Jerry Ludwig
 • City Manager William R. Ross
Area
 • City 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2000)
 • City 36,316
 • Density 3,271.7/sq mi (1,265.4/km2)
 • Metro 163,629
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49201-49204
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-41420[1]
GNIS feature ID 0629165[2]

Jackson is a city in lower mid-Michigan. It was started in 1829. It is named after Democratic President Andrew Jackson. Jackson is the home town of several well-known people. One of whom is the first African-American Super Bowl winning coach, Tony Dungy.

Several of the major employers in the city are CMS Energy, which gives natural gas and electrical services to much of Michigan and has its international headquarters in the city, as well as Foote Hospital. Jackson is 18 miles (29 km) from the Michigan International Speedway.

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