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Jacksonville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pulaski County at latitude 34.8805 and longitude -92.1306. Pulaski County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Jacksonville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jacksonville, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jacksonville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Jacksonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

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Jacksonville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 28,633
Population in Households 27,740
Population in Familes 22,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 893
Population Density1 1,019
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 11,101
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 7,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,353 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,748 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,594 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $137,879
Average Home Value $165,052


Median Household Income $39,394
Average Household Income $51,234
Per Capita Income $20,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.42%
Households 0.35% 0.46%
Families 0.07% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jacksonville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 97th
Population Density1 # 67 88th
Diversity Index2 # 23 96th
Median Household Income # 183 66th
Per Capita Income # 205 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.