Jacksonville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 28,513 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville is the 15th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities, Jacksonville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jacksonville are a mix 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 (14.68%), sales jobs (10.59%), and food service (8.68%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Jacksonville. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
The education level of Jacksonville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.54% of adults 25 and older in Jacksonville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2010 was $21,119, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,476 for a family of four. However, Jacksonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jacksonville is an extremely 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, African, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jacksonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.