Jackson (Wyoming)

Teton County


Jackson is a city in Teton County in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It lies in the valley of Jackson Hole. In 2000 the town had 8647 inhabitants to 7.4 km ². Named are valley and place after David E. Jackson, a trapper and fur trader who wintered several times in the 1820s in the valley.

Jackson is a way station for many tourists, the nearby attractions such as the Grand Teton National Park, visit the Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge. Near Jackson there are attractive ski resorts.

Since 1982, representatives of all major central banks meet every year at the invitation of the Federal Reserve Bank of Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium for. Once a year, the well-founded by the author Warren Adler " Jackson Hole Writers Conference " in Jackson instead.

The city is accessible via the Jackson Hole Airport by plane.


According to the census of 2000, there are 8,647 inhabitants, 3,631 households, and 1,670 families residing in the city. The median annual income for a household was $ 2000 47.757 per year; the per capita income was U.S. $ 25 004. The most famous inhabitants of the town is probably the actor Harrison Ford

Sons and daughters of the town