Jackson County Tower is the tallest building in Jackson.
|Nickname(s): The Rose City|
Location of Jackson within Jackson County, Michigan
|• Mayor||Jerry Ludwig|
|• City Manager||William R. Ross|
|• 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)|
|• Density||3,271.7/sq mi (1,265.4/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0629165|
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 kilometers) from the Michigan International Speedway.