Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. Jackson is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson. It is a principal city of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. There were 4,962 housing units at an average density of 490.2 per square mile (189.3/square kilometers). The racial makeup of the city was 96.57% White, 1.36% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races.