Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi State Capitol, located in downtown Jackson
Mississippi State Capitol, located in downtown Jackson
Nickname(s): 
Crossroads of the South, Jacktown
Motto(s): 
The city of Grace and Benevolence
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CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHinds, Madison, and Rankin
Founded1822
Government
 • MayorCharles Tillman
(acting)
Area
 • City106.8 sq mi (276.7 km2)
 • Land104.9 sq mi (271.7 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Population
 • City184,256
 • Density1,757/sq mi (678.2/km2)
 • Metro
529,456
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Websitehttp://www.city.jackson.ms.us

Jackson is the capital city and largest city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.