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Jackson Purchase Area
The Jackson Purchase is a region in the state of Kentucky bounded by the Mississippi
River to the west, the Ohio River to the north, and Tennessee River to the east. Although technically part of Kentucky at its statehood in 1792, the land did not come under
definitive U.S. control until 1818, when Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby purchased it from the Chickasaw Indians. Kentuckians generally call this region the Purchase.
The Purchase comprises eight counties with a combined land area of 2,394.8 square miles
(6,202.5 km²), or about 6.03 percent of the state's land area. Its 2010 census population was 196,393 inhabitants, or about 4.53 percent of the state's population. The largest city
and main economic center, Paducah, has fewer than 30,000 residents. Only two other towns in the region, Murray and Mayfield, have more than 10,000 residents each.
Located in the center of St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Louisville, West Kentucky
Megasite provides unparalleled access to major metropolitan markets via comprehensive transportation systems including a multitude of public ports on four rivers, Interstates,
Parkways, and five Class I rail carriers. Click here or on the logo to open the official website.
The following information is on an annualized basis. If you need more current or monthly information, please use the links provided in each category. All links refer to external websites and the Purchase Area Development District does not guaranty the availability or correctness of information provided on these websites.