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 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 (14.68%), sales jobs (10.59%), and food service (8.68%).
Jacksonville is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Jacksonville, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
The percentage of adults in Jacksonville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.54% of the adults in Jacksonville have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.