Jackson is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. It is the county seat of Jackson County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 square kilometer), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 square kilometer) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 square kilometer) of it (5.24%) is water. Interstate 90 and U.S. Route 71 are two of the main routes in the city. Jackson is located near the center of the county of the same name. To the South is the Iowa Lakes region, which comprises Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and several other small lakes.