Jackson County is located in west-central Missouri. The County Seat is Independence and Kansas City and the largest city is Kansas City . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jacksongov.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 683,191 and the 2010 census population was 674,158. The land area is 604.46 square miles and there are 1115.3 persons per square mile.
70.5% of the population is White, 24% is Black or African American, 8.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $126,800, there are 271,545 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,062, the median household income is $47,015, and 17.4% of the persons in Jackson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 54,793. Retail sales (in $1000) were $8,460,776, and sales per capita were $12,347. The percentage of black-owned firms is 10.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.6%.
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