Jacksonville, TX
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Jacksonville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 14,884 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville is the 174th largest community in Texas.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), food service (9.22%), and sales jobs (6.61%).

Being a small city, Jacksonville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Jacksonville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.84% of adults in Jacksonville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2010 was $14,603, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,412 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 36.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Jacksonville, accounting for 38.28% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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, Scottish, and Italian.

Jacksonville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.39%.

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