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
Map of Missouri highlighting Jackson County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting 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
Area
 • Total 616 sq mi (1,595 km2)
 • Land 604 sq mi (1,564 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 1.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2013) 679,996
 • Density 1,115/sq mi (431/km2)
Congressional districts 5th, 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.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.