- Jackson, Wyoming
official_name = Jackson, Wyoming
imagesize = 250px
image_caption = A stagecoach passes one of Jackson's elk antler arches
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map_caption = Location of Jackson, Wyoming
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 7.4
area_land_km2 = 7.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.8
area_land_sq_mi = 2.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8647
population_density_km2 = 1172.7
population_density_sq_mi = 3037.2
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1901
elevation_ft = 6237
latd = 43 |latm = 28 |lats = 31 |latNS = N
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Jackson is a
townlocated in the Jackson Hole valleyof Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 8,647 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Teton County.GR|6 The elevation is 6,234 feet.
Jackson is a major gateway for millions of
tourists visiting nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and the National Elk Refuge. Jackson is also in close proximity to several ski resorts. Directly in the center of town, there is a small but challenging resort known as Snow King Resort. Snow King Resort has one of the steepest verts and is one of the few night-lit resorts in the nation. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, one of the biggest resorts in the country, is just 12 miles northwest. Also, Grand Targhee Resort which is just about an hour away from Jackson is world-renowned for its "Heavenly powder".
Jackson is home to the world's largest ball of
barbed wire, and large arches of shed elk antlers at the four entrances to the town square.
The main industries which provide employment are: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (24.4%), Construction (14.0%), Retail trade (12.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.2%).
The town is sometimes mistakenly called
Jackson Hole. That name refers only to the valley in which the town is located, not the town itself.
The town also plays host to the annual [http://www.jacksonholewritersconference.com Jackson Hole Writers Conference] founded by author,
Warren Adler. Jackson and the surrounding area has long been a favorite destination for celebrities, many of whom, like Harrison Ford, Gary ShawFact|date=January 2008, Vice President Dick Cheney, Tiger Woods[ [http://www.golfonline.com/golfonline/realestate/article/0,17742,1173038,00.html "Tigers Lair"] , Golfonline] , and Sandra Bullock, maintain part-time residences in and around the town of Jackson.
A strong local economy, primarily due to tourism, has allowed Jackson to develop a large shopping and eating district, centered around the town square. Within this district, all types of goods can be found with businesses embracing the strong western tradition of the region.
Jackson is located at coor dms|43|28|31|N|110|46|9|W|city (43.475403, -110.769186).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|7.4|km2|sqmi|1|sp=us, all land.
1920 = 307
1930 = 533
1940 = 1046
1950 = 1244
1960 = 1437
1970 = 2688
1980 = 4511
1990 = 4472
2000 = 8647
footnote= [cite web | title = Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns | publisher = Wyoming Department of State / U.S. Census Bureau | url = http://eadiv.state.wy.us/demog_data/cntycity_hist.htm | accessdate = 2008-06-30 ] |As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,647 people, 3,631 households, and 1,670 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 3,037.2 people per square mile (1,171.4/km²). There were 3,861 housing units at an average density of 1,356.2/sq mi (523.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.37% White, 0.21% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.62% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.84% of the population.
There were 3,631 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.0% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 43.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 117.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $47,757, and the median income for a family was $53,915. Males had a median income of $31,152 versus $24,307 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $25,004. About 2.6% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
The city is served by
Jackson Hole Airport. A public bus system ("The START bus", or Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit) services the entire valley as well as the adjacent Star Valley and Teton Valley, Idaho.
Angling in Yellowstone National Park
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3950301.stm BBC: Hunting in Jackson]
* [http://www.jacksonholewritersconference.com Jackson Hole Writers Conference]
* [http://www.jacksonholewyoming.com/Teton_County_Schools_Jackson_Hole_Wyoming.html Jackson Wyoming Schools]
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