Jackson County, Missouri
|Jackson County, Missouri|
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 15, 1826|
|Named for||President Andrew Jackson|
|Seat||Independence and Kansas City|
|Largest city||Kansas City|
|• Total||616 sq mi (1,595 km2)|
|• Land||604 sq mi (1,564 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (31 km2), 1.9%|
|• Density||1,115/sq mi (431/km2)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 6th|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2010, the population was 674,158. This county has the second-highest number of people in the state, after St. Louis County. It has two county capitals, Independence and Kansas City. The county was created December 15, 1826. It was named for President Andrew Jackson (elected 1828).