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Summary

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 160,366
  • Size: 723 sq mi
  • County Seat: City of Jackson
  • Website: www.mijackson.org

Jackson County is located in the south-central portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  The Baseline and Meridian – used by surveyors, land owners and other powers to identify the location of real property in Michigan – intersect in Jackson County and the Baseline comprises the northern border of the County.  The Meridian bisects the county east and west.  US-127 (Meridian Road) roughly follows the Meridian.

The county is comprised of 19 townships, 6 villages, 1 city, and a variety of crossroads, hamlets and other small settlements.  The townships and incorporated villages and the city are governed by elected boards and councils.  County residents are also represented by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.  The entire county is also part of Michigan District 7 of the US House of Representatives.  The Townships of Parma, Sandstone, Spring Arbor, Pulaski, Hanover, Summit, and Napoleon; the City of Jackson, and the Villages of Parma, Concord, and Hanover are included in Michigan House District 64 and the rest of the County is included in District 65.  The entire county is located in Michigan Senate District 16.

Cities

Villages

Village of Brooklyn

Master Plan | 2019

Comprehensive Plan | 2006-2025

HotL Recreation Plan | 2014-2018

Zoning Map | 2002

Zoning Ordinance

Village of Cement City

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • Location: Columbia Township (JXN), Woodstock Township (LEN)
  • 2020 Population: 424
  • Size: 0.93 sq mi
  • Website: www.villageofcementcity.com

Master Plan | 2014

Village of Concord

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • Location: Concord Township
  • 2020 Population: 1,085
  • Size: 1.62 sq mi
  • Website: villageofconcord.com

Area Master Plan | 2020

Recreation Plan | 2008-2012

Zoning Ordinance | 2003

Village of Grass Lake

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • Location: Grass Lake Charter Township
  • 2020 Population: 1,105
  • Size: 0.94 sq mi
  • Website: www.villageofgrasslake.com

Master Plan | 2003

Area Recreation Plan | 2016-2020

Zoning Map | 2005

Zoning Ordinance

Village of Hanover

  • R2PC Member: No
  • Location: Hanover Township
  • 2020 Population: 472
  • Size: 0.44 sq mi

Zoning Ordinance

Village of Parma

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • Location: Parma Township, Sandstone Charter Township
  • 2020 Population: 780
  • Size: 1.05 sq mi
  • Website: villageofparma.org

Master Plan | 2019

Zoning Ordinance | 2000

Village of Springport

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • Location: Springport Township
  • 2020 Population: 776
  • Size: 1.26 sq mi
  • Website: villageofspringport.com

Master Plan | 2021

Zoning Map | 2006

Zoning Ordinance | 2002

Townships

Blackman Charter Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 25,642
  • Size: 31.9 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A
  • Website: www.blackmantwp.com

Base Map

Master Plan | 2019

Park and Recreation Plan | 2017-2021

Zoning Map | 2005

Zoning Ordinance | 2008

Columbia Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 7,392
  • Size: 39.6 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Brooklyn, Village of Cement City, Clarklake (uninc.)
  • Website: www.twp.columbia.mi.us

Master Plan | 2009

HotL Recreation Plan | 2014-2018

Zoning Map | 2005

Zoning Ordinance | 2019

Concord Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 2,755
  • Size: 36.2 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Concord
  • Website: concordtownshipmi.org

Base Map

Area Master Plan | 2020

Zoning Ordinance

Grass Lake Charter Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 6,069
  • Size: 48.01 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Grass Lake
  • Website: www.grasslakect.com

Base Map

Master Plan | 2016

Area Recreation Plan | 2016-2020

Zoning Map | 2006

Zoning Ordinance | 2006

Hanover Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 3,662
  • Size: 35.79 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Hanover, Horton (uninc.)
  • Website: hanover-twp.org

Master Plan | 2022

Zoning Map | 2006

Zoning Ordinance | 2006

Henrietta Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 4,673
  • Size: 37.05 sq mi
  • Communities: Munith (uninc.), Pleasant Lake (uninc.)
  • Website: www.henriettatownship.org

Master Plan | 2019-2024

Recreation Plan | 2015-2019

Zoning Ordinance | 2012

Leoni Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 13,847
  • Size: 51.22 sq mi
  • Communities: Michigan Center CDP
  • Website: www.leonitownship.com

Base Map

Master Plan | 2030

Recreation Plan | 2022-2026

Zoning Map | 2006

Zoning Ordinance | 2001

Liberty Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 3,059
  • Size: 35.62 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A
  • Website: www.libertytwp.us

Master Plan | 2019

Zoning Map | 2005

Zoning Ordinance | 2006

Napoleon Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 6,789
  • Size: 31.41 sq mi
  • Communities: Napoleon CDP
  • Website: www.napoleontownship.us

Base Map

Master Plan | 2019

HotL Recreation Plan | 2014-2018

Zoning Map

Zoning Ordinance

Norvell Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 2,800
  • Size: 32.16 sq mi
  • Communities: Norvell (uninc.)
  • Website: www.norvelltownship.com

Master Plan | 2006

HotL Recreation Plan | 2014-2018

Zoning Map | 2005

Zoning Ordinance | 2021

Parma Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 2,668
  • Size: 36.4 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Parma
  • Website: parmatwp.net

Base Map

Master Plan | 2016

Zoning Map | 2011

Zoning Ordinance | 2019

Pulaski Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,883
  • Size: 36.68 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A
  • Website: pulaskitownship.org

Master Plan | 2018

Zoning Map | 1994

Zoning Ordinance | 1993

Rives Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 4,750
  • Size: 36.28 sq mi
  • Communities: Rives Junction (uninc.)
  • Website: www.rivestownshipmi.com

Master Plan | 2019

Zoning Map | 2006

Zoning Ordinance | 2015

Sandstone Charter Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 3,927
  • Size: 36.18 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Parma
  • Website: sandstonetownship.org

Zoning Map | 2014

Zoning Ordinance | 2014

Spring Arbor Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 8,530
  • Size: 35.75 sq mi
  • Communities: Spring Arbor CDP
  • Website: springarbor.org

Base Map

Master Plan | 2020

Recreation Plan | 2013-2017

Zoning Map | 2015

Zoning Ordinance | 2015

Springport Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 2,142
  • Size: 36.37 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Springport
  • Website: www.springporttownship.com

Community Land Use Plan | 2010

Zoning Map | 2021

Summit Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 22,920
  • Size: 30 sq mi
  • Communities: Vandercook Lake CDP
  • Website: www.summittwp.com

Base Map

Master Plan | 2022

Recreation Plan | 2019-2023

Zoning Map | 2006

Zoning Ordinance

Tompkins Township

Land Use Plan | 2025

Waterloo Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 2,931
  • Size: 49.54 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A
  • Website: www.waterlootwpmi.com

Base Map

Recreation Plan | 2016-2020

Zoning Map | 2005

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