Welcome to Jackson

Experience the charm of the foothills with a hint of an urban lifestyle
Nestled in the central part of the county, Jackson stands as a beacon for urban living within a family-oriented environment. It's the most urbanized area within the county, combining the charm of foothill living with the conveniences of a more metropolitan lifestyle. Families thrive in this environment, taking advantage of the central location and various amenities that Jackson offers. It's a place where tradition meets modernity, ensuring a vibrant and friendly community for everyone.

What to Love

  • A balanced mix of urban amenities and beautiful historic downtown.
  • Schooling opportunities from elementary through high school.
  • Useful stores such as Safeway, Lowes, and Walmart are nearby.
  • Family-friendly urban lifestyle in the scenic foothills.
  • Significant yearly growth, offering both convenience and community.

Local Lifestyle

Jackson City offers a blend of both the standard amenities of urban life and the charm of a historic downtown area. This perfect fusion brings together people from various walks of life, contributing to a well-balanced demographic. The community thrives on its rich history while embracing contemporary living, creating a harmonious lifestyle that residents cherish.

Dining and Entertainment

Brickhouse Brews stands as a heartwarming spot in the heart of town, enchanting visitors with a delightful ambiance, incredible brew selection, and warm, friendly staff. It's a haven for beer lovers and those looking for a relaxing time.
For a culinary adventure, Luka's invites you to a world of flavor. The cozy atmosphere complements the top-notch service and exquisitely prepared dishes, promising an unforgettable dining experience.
Among the other gems are Mel's Diner, where retro decor meets delicious food; Highway House Restaurant & Bar, known for its broad menu and friendly atmosphere; Water Street Antiques, The Metal Zoo, Tractor Supply, Walmart, Safeway, Ace Hardware, Lowe's, and Raley's each provide unique experiences and quality products.

Things to Do

Jackson City hosts the exciting Motherlode Cruise Car Show, an event that brings together automobile enthusiasts from near and far. The show displays a wide variety of cars, drawing crowds who appreciate classic and modern vehicles alike.
If you're looking for outdoor fun, Detert Park is a perfect destination. Meanwhile, the Kennedy Gold Mine and Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park offer unique insights into the area's rich mining history. Celebrations like the Jackson Halloween Parade and the 3rd of July Celebration add flavor to the city's vibrant cultural scene. For a taste of local culture and unique experiences, the Dandelion Days Festival and Jackson Rancheria can't be missed.


  • Argonaut High School
  • Jackson Junior High
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Gold Star Elementary
Jackson City, with its blend of history, urban living, and natural beauty, offers an inviting space for those looking to relocate. From education to entertainment, this quaint mountain town guarantees a fulfilling and luxurious lifestyle.

Overview for Jackson, CA

7,600 people live in Jackson, where the median age is 56.7 and the average individual income is $34,055.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

56.7 years

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Around Jackson, CA

There's plenty to do around Jackson, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ingrid Fraser - Cakes, Shauna’s Sweets, and Raven's Reach Winery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.47 miles 38 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.59 miles 17 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.98 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.56 miles 144 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.03 miles 112 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Jackson, CA

Jackson has 3,211 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jackson do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,600 people call Jackson home. The population density is 100.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

45.71 / 54.29%

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Schools in Jackson, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Jackson. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Amador County Special Education
K - 12th
No rating available
Jackson Elementary
K - 6th
Jackson Junior High
6th - 8th
Amador County Regional Occupational Program
12th - 12th
No rating available

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