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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville, Alabama

Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun county, is 63 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 79 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The people of the city are in the Anniston metropolitan area. Jacksonville has a population of 8,404.

Jacksonville History

Jacksonville was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. In 1833, the land was purchased from tribal Chief Ladiga. Initially, the area was known as Drayton. Later in 1834, the city was renamed after Andrew Jackson, Creek War hero who later became the seventh President of the United States. The area's first school was established on April 16, 1834. Until 1899, it was the county seat for Calhoun County.

Jacksonville and nearby Attractions

  • Talladega National Forest
  • Dr. J.C. Francis Medical Museum and Apothecary
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History
  • Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Berman Museum of World History

Things To Do In Jacksonville

Jacksonville offers panoramic views of the Appalachian Foothills. Visitors can enjoy the city's year round moderate climate. The Coosa River Basin, Dugger and Cheaha Mountain National Wilderness Areas, and Talladega National Forest are also nearby. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is only a few minutes from the city. The Jacksonville Plaza Shopping Center, Pelham Plaza Shopping Center, and Church Street Plaza Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers.

Jacksonville Transportation

You can avail flights from Anniston Metropolitan Airport.

Jacksonville Higher Education

The local university is known as Jacksonville State University. Other colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities are Gadsden State Community College, Samford University, and Southern Union State Community College .

Demographics

People

Total Population12,827
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+5,149
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married30.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,137
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,771
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,575

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,456
% Above Poverty Level73.7%
% Below Poverty Level26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$584
Median House Value$149,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.6%
German11.1%
English9.9%
Irish9.5%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch1.3%
Welsh1.3%
African1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Jacksonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes36265
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.81
Approximate Longitude-85.76

Jacksonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHEFLIN
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationCEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance33.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches
StationTALLADEGA
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anniston22,441$42,410
Hokes Bluff4,299$59,052
Ohatchee999$53,750
Piedmont4,728$45,120
Weaver3,083$51,149

Jacksonville Public Libraries

Jacksonville Public Library
200 PELHAM ROAD SOUTH
Jacksonville, Alabama
(256) 435-6332

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Jacksonville Hospitals

Jacksonville Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1701 South Pelham Road
(256) 782-4538

Jacksonville Public Schools

Calhoun Co Alt Sch
1200 Church Avenue Se
ZIP: 36265
Other
Calhoun Co Career Tech Ctr
1200 Church St Se
ZIP: 36265
High
Jacksonville High Sch
1000 George Douthit Dr Sw
ZIP: 36265
High
Total Enrollment 703
Kitty Stone Elem Sch
115 College St Sw
ZIP: 36265
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Pleasant Valley Elem Sch
265 Mark Green Road
ZIP: 36265
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Pleasant Valley High Sch
4141 Pleasant Valley Rd
ZIP: 36265
High
Total Enrollment 511
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