Jacksonville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,103 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville is the 124th largest community in Illinois.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), sales jobs (11.23%), and management occupations (6.89%).
In addition, Jacksonville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Jacksonville attending college, and as a result Jacksonville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Jacksonville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.01 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Jacksonville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.93% of adults 25 and older in Jacksonville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2010 was $20,543, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,172 for a family of four. However, Jacksonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jacksonville is a somewhat 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, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jacksonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.