Jackson, NC

Jackson, situated in Northampton County, is a small town made up of only one square mile.

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The median resident age in Jackson is 52 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $24,000. The average price for a home in Jackson is about $94,000 (2015) which is $66,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Jackson is 56% White, 43% Black, and 1% Other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 9% are divorced, 5% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Northampton County

Jackson belongs to Northampton County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after James Compton, is part of the Roanoke Rapids, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Northampton County has a population of 22,000 and the town Jackson, with a population of 520, is the county seat.

In 1741, the county was formed from a part of Bertie County. Northampton County went to the Supreme Court in 1959 to defend the use of literacy tests as a requirement to vote, but congress refused the use of the tests after the National Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Northampton County borders Hertford, Bertie, Warren, Halifax, Brunswick (Virginia), Southampton (Virginia), and Greensville (Virginia) counties.

Northampton County is made up of 551 square miles. 537 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.


The population of Jackson, NC is about 500. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1950s.


The elevation of Jackson, NC is 102 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Jackson, NC is 27845.

Area Code

The area code for Jackson, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Jackson and Northampton County have voted mostly Republican, with 67% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 70% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 30% are Protestants.


The unemployment rate for Jackson is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Technical maintenance, management, and grounds maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Herald and Lake Gaston Gazette are the primary newspapers that cover the Northampton County area.