Jackson County Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Illness, Protecting our Environment and Preparing for Emergencies

Jackson County Data


Visit the “Community Commons” which provides great tools you can use to help with your healthy, equitable, and sustainable community work.  Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities.  This website provides public access to thousands of meaningful data layers that allow mapping and reporting capabilities so you can thoroughly explore community health.

Visit http://www.census.gov/ for a list of information about Jackson County, IL. You will find information about our residents such as population demographics, language spoken in our homes, level of education, and much more. You will also find some quick facts about the businesses in our county. 

Visit IDPH – Health Statistics for a variety of data gathered by the state health department. 

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) gathers information, through telephone surveys, on risk factors among adults (18 years of age and older). The BRFSS has grown to be the primary source of information on behaviors and conditions related to the leading causes of death for adults in the general population. The data is available at state level and for individual counties employing the same procedures and questions. Comparable national data is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/.

The IPLAN Data System provides easy access to selected public health indicators, by county or community, for assessment and planning purposes.

IQuery is a web-based data query system for collecting and disseminating public health data.

View the Southern Illinois Cancer Report and the Southern Illinois Cancer Risk Factor Report to learn ways cancer affects Jackson County residents.

Visit the Illinois open data portal at data.illinois.gov.  This site is a clearinghouse of various data sets.

Community Health Status Indicators, is an interactive web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment.


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