The notable population increases n Jackson since 2010 will soon result in a redrawing of ward boundaries within the city, the county seat of Cape Girardeau County. Data from the census to the Census Bureau revealed that Jackson’s population grew from 13,758 in 2010 to 15,481 in 2021, an increase of over12.5 percent. Members of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission presented a plan Monday to increase the number of residents in Ward 1 and correspondingly decrease them in Wards 2, 3 and 4 — in order to bring them into as close a population alignment as possible. Officials say said this realignment, if given final approval by the Jackson Board of Aldermen, would result in the following ward population counts.
* Ward 1: 3,857, up 260.
* Ward 2: 3,906, down 50.
* Ward 3: 3,929, down 111.
* Ward 4: 3,789, down 99.
Officials say they will be developing gal descriptions of each ward and tyurn them into the city n the next couple of weeks and SEMO Regional Planning is currently working on a contract to redraw the three wards in Perryville, that increased by 330 people since 2010 to 8,555 residents, according to the census.