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Jacksonville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville had a population of 29,670 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Jacksonville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,670
Daytime Population: Workers 9,875
Daytime Population: Residents 16,139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,014
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 28,735
Population in Familes 23,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 935
Population Density2 1,024
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $42,041
Average Household Income $54,029
Per Capita Income $21,464


Total Housing Units 13,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,708 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,790 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,612 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $123,073
Average Home Value $134,918


Total Households 11,497
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 7,612
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.55%
Households 0.65% 0.61%
Families 0.4% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Jacksonville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 66 88th
Diversity Index # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 141 74th
Per Capita Income # 219 60th

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