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.

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 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 (12.21%), food service (10.02%), and sales jobs (6.55%).

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

The percentage of adults in Jacksonville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.86% of adults in Jacksonville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2010 was $16,732, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,928 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 34.78% 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. Jacksonville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jacksonville include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Jacksonville's cultural character, accounting for 15.93% of the city’s population.

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