About Jackson, MN
Welcome to the City of Jackson, Minnesota!
Charming and welcoming, the City of Jackson is located in southwestern Minnesota at the intersection of Interstate 90 and U.S. Hwy. 71, nestled in a valley of the West Fork of the Des Moines River. With a population of 3,299, Jackson is the largest city and the county seat of Jackson County. In 2010 the county was designated as “the healthiest county in Minnesota” and routinely ranks in the top ten. A beautiful and historic county courthouse is centrally located on a downtown hillside, and a historic downtown district features a variety of strong retail and service-based businesses, including a classic sidewalk movie theatre offering the latest releases in 2D and 3D formats. Jackson also boasts a 300 acre industrial park with strong and expanding industrial residents, such as AGCO, Pioneer Seed, Technical Services for Electronics, Accent, Ziegler, Last Deck, HitchDoc, and USF Holland; and 500 adjacent acres are ready for industrial development. Outdoor enthusiasts will find within the city a beautiful and expanding biking and walking trail system, a disc golf course, a skate park, baseball and softball complexes, numerous other parks, and fishing opportunities along the river…recently restored with riffles and pools. Beyond all that, Jackson’s best feature is its warm and welcoming people…ordinary people doing extraordinary things.