What Time Is It In Jackson?

What is the current time in Jackson, Tennessee

The current time in Jackson, Tennessee is

1:12 PM

The date is March 03, 2024

Quick facts

  • Jackson is 6:00 behind GMT right now
  • Jackson's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Jackson, Tennessee In?

Jackson is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -8:00 -7:00 -6:00 -5:00
12-hour time 2:12 PM 1:12 PM 12:12 PM 11:12 AM
24-hour time 14:12 13:12 12:12 11:12
Military time 1412 1312 1212 1112

Compared to other cities in Mississippi, Jackson has a unique blend of events and traditions that celebrate the state's history and culture. The city is located within a few hours' drive of popular tourist destinations such as Vicksburg National Military Park and the Gulf Coast along with a prodominate football university of Jackson State Univesity where Deon Sanders was a former head coach. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Ridgeland, Flowood, and Pearl.


  • Average temperature: 60-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival, Mississippi Craft Beer Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Mississippi Book Festival, Natchez Trace Century Ride
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-75°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Mississippi State Fair, Celtic Fest Mississippi
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-55°F
  • Climate: Cold and wet
  • Unique traditions and events: Chimneyville Crafts Festival, Mississippi Blues Marathon
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Jackson is a city located in the central region of Mississippi, United States. It falls under the Central Standard Time (CST) timezone and is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 30 miles away, and it is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) timezone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, Louisiana and Alabama, is around three hours and four hours, respectively. Some of the neighboring cities include Ridgeland, Clinton, and Pearl. If someone were to drive from Jackson across America, it would take them approximately 35 hours. Learn more about traveling to Jackson and explore its rich history and culture.

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 1,042 20.8 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,787 35.7 -2
Denali National Park 3,082 61.6 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,200 24 -1
Citizens Bank Park 1,732 34.6 -2
Niagara Falls 1,305 26.1 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,018 20.4 -2
Yellowstone 534 10.7 -1
Manhattan 1,787 35.7 -2
Grand Canyon 1,238 24.8 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Jackson change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Chicago Illinois Central Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 7:07 PM 19:07 1907
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 6:07 PM 18:07 1807

Fast Facts About Jackson

What time zone is Jackson in?

Jackson is in the Central Time time zone

What is Jackson time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Jackson is offset by -6:00.