Jackson County is located in east-central Iowa. The County Seat is Maquoketa and the largest city is Maquoketa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jackson.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,482 and the 2010 census population was 19,848. The land area is 636.04 square miles and there are 31.2 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.6% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 89.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $110,000, there are 8,479 households, an average of 2.30 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,493, the median household income is $46,467, and 10.5% of the persons in Jackson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,345. Retail sales (in $1000) were $209,951, and sales per capita were $10,547. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.3%.
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