Jacksonville, AL
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Jacksonville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,222 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.

Jacksonville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jacksonville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville who work in sales jobs (13.16%), office and administrative support (11.32%), and teaching (10.27%).

Jacksonville is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Jacksonville to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

As is often the case in a small city, Jacksonville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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: 31.89% of adults in Jacksonville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2010 was $19,693, 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 $78,772 for a family of four. However, Jacksonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Jacksonville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.22% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 English, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Jacksonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.