Jacksonville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,544 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville is the 56th largest community in Alabama.
Jacksonville real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Jacksonville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jacksonville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jacksonville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville who work in office and administrative support (14.70%), sales jobs (13.74%), and teaching (9.91%).
Jacksonville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Jacksonville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Jacksonville maintain a good economy.
Being a small city, Jacksonville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Jacksonville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.96% of adults in Jacksonville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2018 was $21,859, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,436 for a family of four. However, Jacksonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jacksonville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jacksonville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jacksonville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jacksonville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Jacksonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.