Jackson County, Missouri

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Jackson County, Missouri
Jackson County Courthouse Independence MO-cropped.jpg
Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, designed by Edward F. Neild at the request of Harry S. Truman
Location within Missouri
Location within Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 15, 1826
Named forPresident Andrew Jackson
SeatIndependence and Kansas City
Largest cityKansas City
Area
 • Total616 sq mi (1,595 km2)
 • Land604 sq mi (1,564 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (31 km2), 1.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2013)679,996
 • Density1,115/sq mi (431/km2)
Congressional districts5th, 6th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.jacksongov.org

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2010, the population was 674,158.[1] 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.[2] The county was created December 15, 1826. It was named for President Andrew Jackson (elected 1828).

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.