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Jackson County, Illinois

US county information
NameJackson County
StateIllinois
SeatMurphysboro
Largest cityCarbondale
US Area
Total Area602.53 sq mi (1560.6 km2)
Land Area588.12 sq mi (1523.2 km2)
Water Area14.40 sq mi (37.3 km2)
Population Est.58841 (2007)
Density39/km2 (101/sq mi)
Founded1816
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Jackson County, incorporated January 10, 1816, is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2010, the population was 64,841. Its county seat is Murphysboro ; its most populous city is Carbondale, home to the main campus of Southern Illinois University.

The Carbondale Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Jackson County.


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