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Jacksonville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville had a population of 28,839 as of July 1, 2015. Jacksonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jacksonville is located at latitude 34.8805 and longitude -92.1306 in Pulaski County. 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. Pulaski County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Jacksonville (GNIS ID: 2404781) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jacksonville is located within Township of Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pulaski County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jacksonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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City of Jacksonville, AR Boundary Map

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Jacksonville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 28,839
Population in Households 27,944
Population in Familes 22,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 895
Population Density1 1,026
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 11,191
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 7,411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,331 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,860 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,572 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $144,770
Average Home Value $167,125


Median Household Income $38,559
Average Household Income $51,639
Per Capita Income $20,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.5%
Households 0.44% 0.57%
Families 0.1% 0.39%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, 2015 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 # 194 64th
Per Capita Income # 180 67th

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