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Community Profiles

The five communities of Jackson County provide a wide variety of sizes, amenities and life styles to their residents!   From the small, quiet community of Alpha on the east edge of Jackson County, through the larger communities of Jackson and Lakefield along Interstate -90
to the western communities of Okabena and Heron Lake, we have a lot to offer!


Check out the Profiles of each of our communities and then select a couple to visit.   
Come and Join Us!

City of Jackson

Nestled in the Des Moines River Valley at the junction of Interstate 90 and US Highway 71, the City of Jackson is a community of approximately 3200 with an expanding industrial park, new housing developments, progressive Chamber of Commerce, and a focus on healthy living with tremendous park and a trail system.   The Jackson County Community of Jackson BELIEVES it’s Mission Statement:

The City of Jackson, Minnesota, is a welcoming community that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for all ages; that values its youth; that celebrates cultural diversity; that experiences and nurtures a learning environment; and that capitalizes on the Interstate to expand its manufacturing, ag services and emerging technologies base and to its vibrant downtown and unique attractions.

Check out their website for City of Jackson, MN, government information. 

80 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (517) 847-4410
City of Jackson Community Profile
Community profile data from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
City of Lakefield

This friendly community of 1,600, the City of Lakefield straddles Highway 86, about 4 miles north of Interstate 90 with a bustling industrial park, expanding housing options, beautiful parks and aquatic center, vigorous retail community and a trail system.   The Jackson County Community of Lakefield wants you to enjoy life in the Heart of Jackson County!

301 Main Street
Lakefield , MN 56150
Phone: (507) 662-5457
City of Lakefield Community Profile
Community profile data from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Community of Alpha
City Clerk

This small, rural community located a mile south of Interstate 90 about 6 miles east of Jackson is surrounded by corn fields, peace and quiet. 

The Jackson County Community of Alpha invites you to come and join them in the most peaceful part of Jackson County!

145 Main Street
Alpha , MN 56101
Phone: (507) 847-3557
Community of Alpha Profile
Community profile data from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Community of Heron Lake
City Clerk
This energized community of 734 is located on US Highway 60 is a Small Town with a Grand History and owns a piece of the future as the home of Heron Lake Bio Energy, one of Minnesota’s first ethanol plants, new housing development and an active Community Club.   The Jackson County Community of Heron Lake invites you to join them!
312 10th Street
Heron Lake , MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2826
Community of Heron Lake Profile
Community profile data from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Community of Okabena
City Clerk

This small, rural community of 180 is located between Lakefield and Heron Lake, ‘Where Town & Nature Meet’ and means Nesting Place of Herons.  Though its numbers are small, the Jackson County Community of Okabena has a thriving sense of community and a renowned  4th of July celeration.

101 Minnesota Avenue North
Okabena , MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4500
Community of Okabena Profile
Community profile data from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Jackson County, Minnesota

Check out the Jackson County's website for more information on Jackson County government.  

Click on this link 2011 Jackson County Demographic & Economic Profile  to see additional demographic and economic information for Jackson County as compiled by Positively Minnesota.

Click on this link Retail Trade Analysis to see additonal information from the 2009 Jackso County Retail Trade Analysis as complied by the Univeristy of Minnesota Extension in conjunctin with the Blandin Foundation.

Check out their website for Jackson County, MN, government information.  

Jackson County, MN Profile
Community profile data from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.