Jackson County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Murphysboro and the largest city is Carbondale. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jacksoncounty-il.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 59,677 and the 2010 census population was 60,218. The land area is 584.08 square miles and there are 103.1 persons per square mile.
78.2% of the population is White, 14.8% is Black or African American, 4.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.7% is two or more races. 89.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 35.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $100,600, there are 23,567 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,527, the median household income is $33,479, and 30.4% of the persons in Jackson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,209. Retail sales (in $1000) were $684,089, and sales per capita were $11,751. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.3%.
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