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Where is Jackson County, North Carolina?

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Jackson County is a county equivalent area found in North Carolina, USA. The county government of Jackson is found in the county seat of Sylva.

With a total 1,280.86 sq. km of land and water area, Jackson County, North Carolina is the 2204th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 40,981 people, Jackson County has a total 26051 households earning 36951 on average per year.

Jackson County, North Carolina - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 37099
Area Codes 828
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Sylva (population: 16,181), Cullowhee (population: 11,378), Whittier (population: 5,125), Cashiers (population: 1,736), Tuckasegee (population: 1,600), Sapphire (population: 1,011), Glenville (population: 790), Balsam (population: 94), Dillsboro (population: 43)
Land Area 15,823 sq miles
Water Area 491 sq miles
Household Income $36,951
Housing Units 26,051
Median Home Value $172,800
High School Grads 85% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 28% of population
Retail Spending $11,900 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $74,029 per capita
Universities and Colleges Southwestern Community College, Western Carolina University

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.