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  •   State: 
    Teton County
      County FIPS: 
    43°28′31″N 110°46′9″W
      Area total: 
    2.99 sq mi
      Area land: 
    2.96 sq mi (7.66 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.08 km²)
    6,237 ft (1,901 m)
    1914; Incorporated 1914
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Jackson, WY-ID
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,598.67 residents per square mile of area (1,390.18/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Jackson is a town in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 10,760 at the 2020 census, up from 9,577 in 2010. It is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the ski resorts Jackson Hole Mountain, Snow King Mountain, and Grand Targhee, as well as Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. The Town of Jackson was named in 1894 and incorporated in 1914. The town was originally populated by Native American tribes including the Shoshoni, Crow, Blackfeet, Bannock, and Gros Ventre. Jackson is located at 43°2831N 110°469W (43.475, 110.769), at an elevation of 6,237 feet (1,901 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.95 square miles (7.64 km²), of which 2.91 square miles of land and 0.10 km² of water. Jackson experiences a humid continental climate (Kppen Dfb), with warm summers and very cold winters. It has a unique microclimate that gets considerably more snow and precipitation than the majority of the Wyoming state, and the rest of the Snake River watershed. The Teton Range, is geologically older than the Tetons and has much broader width, which is not as easily accessible. The Gros ventre Range, by contrast, is much younger and encompasses a much broader area of wilderness.


Jackson is the primary city name, but also Hoback Jct, Hoback Junction, Jackson Hole, Teton Village are acceptable city names or spellings. Jackson was originally populated by Native American tribes including the Shoshoni, Crow, Blackfeet, Bannock, and Gros Ventre. In the early 1800s, the locality became a prime area for trappers and mountain men to travel through. David Edward Jackson gave his name to the valley after a winter spent on the shores of Jackson Lake. Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929 and greatly expanded in 1950 through the generous efforts of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The Town of Jackson was named in 1894 and incorporated in 1914. The first ski rope tow was built at Teton Pass in 1937 and Snow King Resort was established in 1930. Teton County now has three excellent ski areas including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort located on the West slope of the Tetons. In 2009, the Town ofJackson was designated as a Preserve America Community. This designation recognizes that, as a community, the town protects and celebrates its heritage, uses historic assets for economic development and encourages people to experience and appreciate local historic resources. The town went viral from an ongoing live stream on YouTube consisting of various views of the town, especially a webcam angled on the town square. Notable interests were the abundance of red trucks in the streets and a sheriff performing the dab in front of the live webcam. To date, the webcam is still operational and the town is still in good shape. 97% of the 2,697,000 acres in T Jackson County are federally or state owned/managed.


Jackson is located at 43°2831N 110°469W (43.475, 110.769), at an elevation of 6,237 feet (1,901 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.95 square miles (7.64 km²) The town is surrounded by the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges. The Teton Range is commonly associated with Jackson Hole and is a popular sightseeing attraction for many visitors. Soils at Jackson Hole are mostly dark, excessively drained, moderately alkaline gravelly loam of the Greyback series. Flat Creek, a tributary of the Snake River, runs through the town.Jackson experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), with warm summers and very cold winters. Extreme temperatures range from 52 °F (47 °C) on December 20, 1924, to 101 °C on July 17, 1934 and July 20, 1934, and on average 236.0 mornings fall below freezing and 34.7 of these below 0 °C. Snowfall averages 78.2 inches or 1.99 meters, but the highest monthly total has been 56.0 inches (1.42 m) in January 1969. The most in one season was 153.3 inches (3.89 m) between July 1966 and June 1967. Jackson and the rest of theSnake headwaters experience a unique microclimate that gets considerably more precipitation much of it snow than the majority of Wyoming.


As of the census of 2010, there were 9,577 people, 3,964 households, and 1,858 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 79.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0,8% Native American, 1,4% Asian, 1.1% Pacific Islander, 15.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 27.2%. The median income for a household was $59,605, and for a family was $69,432. The town's median age was 31.9 years; 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 43.8%, 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 6.2%, 65 years of age or older. The population was 54.1 per cent male and 45.9 per cent female. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04. The city's median income was $60,000, and the per capita income for the town is $27,066. About 6.7 per cent of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4 per cent who were under age 18. The median age in the city was 31 years old; the median age for a resident was 43.7 years old.


As of the 2010 Census, the main industries which provide employment are: arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (32.2%), construction (8.7%), retail trade (12.4%), educational services, health care and social assistance (11.9%), and professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services. A strong local economy, primarily due to tourism, has allowed Jackson to develop a large shopping and eating district characterized by a large number of art galleries, custom jewelers, and designer clothing retailers centered on the town square. The city is home to the Jackson Museum of Art, which was founded in 1875. The museum is located in the center of the city and is open to the public. It is also home to a number of museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry, which opened in 1881. Jackson is also the home of the American Museum of Natural History, which dates back to 1872. The town is also known as the birthplace of the 19th-century poet William Makepeace Thackeray, who was born in Jackson and died in the city in 1883. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the early 19th century. Jackson has a reputation for being a popular tourist destination, with many of its attractions, such as the Grand Canyon, being popular with tourists. It also has a history of being a center for the arts and culture, particularly in the late 1800s.

Points of interest

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has one of the highest vertical drops in North America, at 4,139 feet (1,262 m) The National Museum of Wildlife Art shows and preserves many wildlife artworks. The annual Jackson Hole Elk Antler Auction occurs each spring. The Grand Teton Music Festival is a seven-week classical music festival held every summer in the town of Jackson. The park that includes the Teton Mountain Range, roughly 310,000 acres, brings in more than two million recreational tourists each year. The National Elk Refuge was created to shelter one of. the largest elk herds in the country and borders the town. The center for the Arts was founded in 1991 to help support an artist culture within the town and was completed in 2007. It is located on the Southeast edge of town and has 400+ acres of skiable terrain with 3 chairlifts and a high speed summit gondola. The resort is located about an hour away, 42 miles, on the west side of the. Teton Range in Alta, opened in 1969, it is accessed through Idaho over Teton Pass. This park was the first national park in the. country, and brings in roughly four million visitors each year, this park is less than 60 miles away from Jackson. At this event, members of the Boy Scouts of America help sell all the antlers collected on the nearby National Elk. Refuge. Profits go to help the local Boy Scouts and the refuge. The museum was built in 2007 and has a ¾ mile trail with many sculptures along it.


Jackson is administered by a mayor and town council. The current mayor is Hailey Morton Levinson. The Town Council includes Arne Jorgensen (vice mayor), Jessica Sell Chambers, Jim Rooks, and Jonathan Schechter. The town is home to the Jackson High School, which was founded in 1903. The high school is located in the town's downtown area. It was founded by the town in 1903, and was named after the Jackson River. The school's mascot is the "Jacks" and the school's colors are blue and white. It is also known as the "Jackson High School" because of its location in the center of the town. It has been home to a number of sports teams, including football, basketball, and soccer. It also has a track and field team, which is known as "The Jacks" The town's football team is known for its success and has won several state championships. The football team also won a national championship in 2008. The team's mascot, the "The Jacks," is named after a former football player, Jack "Jack" Jacks, who was killed in a car accident in the summer of 2008. In 2010, the town won a state championship for the first time in the history of the city. The city also won the state championship in the 2010-2011 season. The 2013-2014 season saw the town win the state title for the second time in its history. The 2014-2015 season saw a record-breaking year for the town, with a total of 14 wins.


Public education in the town of Jackson is provided by Teton County School District #1. Jackson has a public library, a branch of the Teton Country Library. The 1938 Teton Co. Library is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jackson Hole High School is one of the top high schools in the state, along with Summit Innovations High School. The Jackson Hole Classical Academy is a boarding school for high school students. The Journeys School is a private school for middle and high school pupils. It was founded in 2007 and is located in the heart of the town. It is the only high school in Jackson Hole. The school is a part of the Jackson Hole School District, which also includes Jackson Hole Community School and Jackson Hole Middle School. It has a total enrollment of 1,856 students, with the majority of students attending high school or college. It also has a number of alternative schools, such as Jackson Hole Alternative School, Jackson Hole Preparatory School and the Journey's School of the Arts. The town has a population of 1.2 million, making it one of only a handful of towns in the U.S. to have more than 1 million residents. The population of Jackson Hole was 1.3 million in the year 2000, and is expected to reach 1.4 million by the end of the 2014-15 school year. The city's population is 1.5 million, and it has a median household income of $38,000.


The town is served by Jackson Hole Airport, the busiest airport in the state of Wyoming. A public bus system ("The START Bus") services the town of Jackson, the route to Teton Village, and adjacent communities in Star Valley, Wyoming and Teton Valley, Idaho. There are also airport buses to Salt Lake City, and places in between. The town is located at the junction of US 26/US 89/US 189/US 191 and Wyoming Highway 22 (the Teton Pass Highway). The town has a population of 2,000. The city is home to the Teton National Park, which is a national park. The park is the largest national park in the United States, with more than 1,000,000 visitors a year. It is also the site of the largest ski resort in the U.S., with over 1,200,000 tourists a year, making it one of the most popular destinations in the country. The Teton River, which runs through the town, is the source of the town's nickname, "The Snake River" The town's main street, Jackson Avenue, is also known as the "Main Street" and was once known as "The Main Street of Jackson" It was built in the early 20th century as part of the development of Teton Springs, a popular tourist destination. It was named after Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the town was founded in 1875. The "Teton River" is a tributary of the Snake River, and runs through Jackson.

Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium

Since 1978, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank has held an annual economic summit at Jackson (Hole) That is globally known as the Jackson Hole Economic Summit or officially as the "Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium" Attendees include prominent central bankers, finance ministers and academics from around the world. This year's summit will take place from August 25 to August 28 in Jackson, Wyoming. The theme for this year's event is "The State of the World's Economy: From Crisis to Recovery" It will be hosted by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the World Economic Forum. It is the first time the event has been held in the United States. The event is open to the public and is free to attend. It will also be available to watch on a webcast, with a live webcast of the event on August 25 and 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming = 92.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 68. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Jackson = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 10,760 individuals with a median age of 35.3 age the population grows by 7.57% in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,598.67 residents per square mile of area (1,390.18/km²). There are average 2.31 people per household in the 3,974 households with an average household income of $66,713 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.10% of the available work force and has growths 0.01% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.92%. The number of physicians in Jackson per 100,000 population = 369.9.


The annual rainfall in Jackson = 15.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 74.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 99. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 215. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 5.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 81, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming which are owned by the occupant = 39.21%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 22 years with median home cost = $465,000 and home appreciation of -11.11%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $4.41 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,131 per student. There are 12.2 students for each teacher in the school, 202 students for each Librarian and 185 students for each Counselor. 6.77% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.14% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.29% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Jackson's population in Teton County, Wyoming of 2,123 residents in 1900 has increased 5,07-fold to 10,760 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 45.49% female residents and 54.51% male residents live in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming.

    As of 2020 in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming are married and the remaining 54.68% are single population.

  • 14.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Jackson require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    64.92% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.75% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.13% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.58% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming, 39.21% are owner-occupied homes, another 54.16% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.63% are vacant.

  • The 22.00% of the population in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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