Jackson County, Missouri
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Missouri's location within 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 (1,600 km2)|
|• Land||604 sq mi (1,560 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (30 km2) 1.9%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,115/sq mi (431/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 6th|
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).