Jackson County - Profile

General Information
Newspapers
Climate/Atmosphere
Travel Time
Transportation
Labor Force
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General Information

Zip Codes

62280, 62832, 62901, 62902, 62903, 62905, 62907, 62906, 62920, 62924, 62927, 62938, 62940, 62942, 62950, 62958, 62966, 62975, 62994             

Districts 

State Representative District: 115
State Senate District: 58
Congressional District: 12

Newspapers 

Local Daily - 1: The Southern Illinoisan
Local Weekly - 4: Murphysboro American, Flipside, Carbondale Nightlife, Southern Business Journal
University Daily -1: Daily Egyptian  

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Climate/Atmosphere

Average Winter Temperature: 29.90 F  -1.17 C
Average Summer Temperature: 86.50   30.28 C
Average Annual Rainfall: 45.10 in  114.55 cm
Average Annual Snowfall: 10.40 in  26.42 cm
Growing season: 190 days 

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Travel Time  

Jackson
County to:
 
 
Atlanta-447
 
Chicago-331
 
Kansas City-380
 
Dallas - 677
Cincinnati-338 Detroit - 582 Indianapolis-264 Los Angeles-1,906
Memphis-217 Nashville-205 New Orleans-612 St. Louis-107
Seattle-2,245 New York-971 Milwaukee-423 Denver-943 
Minneapolis-654      
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Transportation 

Highways
Highway Type Distance to Interstate
Illinois Route 13 Four and Six Lanes I-57, 12 miles east
    I-24, 17 miles southeast
U.S Route 51 Two Lanes I-57, 17 miles south
Illinois Route 127 Two Lanes I-64, 32 miles north
Illinois Route 3 Two Lanes I-55, 18 miles southwest
Rail Service - Freight
Rail Service - Freight Destination
Canadian National

New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, Canada

Union Pacific Railroad

New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago

BNSF Railway

New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago

Norfolk Southern St. Louis, Louisville

Carbondale has a train car maintenance facility and the distance to the nearest piggyback service is 10 miles. 

Rail Service – Passenger 
Rail Service - Passenger Destination
Amtrak City of New Orleans

Chicago, Champaign, Carbondale, Memphis, New Orleans

Amtrak Illini

Chicago, Champaign, Carbondale

Amtrak Saluki

Chicago, Champaign, Carbondale

Air Service 

Southern Illinois Airport 
Located between Carbondale and Murphysboro
Type of runway: asphalt surface 
Length of runway: 6,500 feet 
Unicom radio: 122.95 
Instrument landing system, VOR, Non-directional beacon 

Commercial Air Service Location Destination
Cape Air Williamson County Regional Airport - Located 10 miles east of Carbondale St. Louis
United Barkley Regional Airport - Located in Paducah, KY, 80 minutes South of Carbondale Chicago
Motor Carrier

Greyhound Bus (Intercity)  
West Bus Service (Charters)  
Beck Bus (Charters)
Saluki Express (Mass Transit)
Jackson County Mass Transit District (Mass Transit) 

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Labor Force 

People & Income Overview 
(By Place of Residence)
Value Rank in State Industry Overview (2008) 
(By Place of Work)
Value Rank in State
Population (2009) 58,103 25 Covered Employment 26,078 22
Growth (%) since 1990 -4.9% 71 Avg wage per job $33,349 40
Households (2000) 24,215 23 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 3.8% 91
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 31,951 24 Avg wage per job $30,450 92
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.2 98 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 2.1% 61
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $30,142 81 Avg wage per job $36,309 65
Median Household Income (2008) $34,763 96 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 12.6% 31
Poverty Rate (2008) 22.9 3 Avg wage per job $37,983 21
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 85.2 18 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.3% 80
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 32.0 5 Avg wage per job $40,899 28
Source: Stats America          
Labor Force Summary

Annual Average for Year 2008:

Total Labor Force 32,599
Unemployed 1,958
Percentage 6.00%
Total Employed 30,641
Manufacturing 4.00%
Non-Manufacturing 96.00%
Agriculture 0.70%
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