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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville, Arkansas

Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski county, is 11 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 118 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The people of the city are in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. Jacksonville has a population of 29,916.

Jacksonville History

Jacksonville was named after Nicholas and Elizabeth Jackson. They were the landowners and deeded the land to Cairo and Fulton Railroad in 1870. Settlement grew around the railroad depot and it finally evolved into a community. Jacksonville was incorporated in 1941. Construction of the Arkansas Ordinance Plant began in 1941, and the plant provided the facility for making fuses and detonators, which were used in World War II.

Jacksonville and nearby Attractions

  • Aerospace Education Center
  • Museum of Discovery
  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • Toltec Mounds
  • Peggy's Zoo

Things To Do In Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville has many museums including the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Arkansas Arts Center, and the Old State House Museum. Tourists can also visit the First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the Mount Pisgah Church. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The South Plaza Shopping Center, Sunnyside Shopping Center, Crestview Plaza Shopping Center are also popular tourist haunts.

Jacksonville Transportation

Those wishing to travel by air can do so from Little Rock AFB Airport.

Jacksonville Higher Education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas State University-Beebe Beach, University of Central Arkansas, Harding University, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are some of the universities that offer higher education opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,661
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+12,320
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,121
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,956
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,920

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,768
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$790
Median House Value$114,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57%
German8.7%
Irish7.5%
English5%
Italian1.9%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish1.2%
African1%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Jacksonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pulaski County
Standard Zip Codes72076
P.O. Box Zip Codes72078
Company Zip Codes72099
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.86
Approximate Longitude-92.12

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)

StationCABOT 4 SW
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationLITTLE ROCK ADAMS AP
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationGREENBRIER
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Austin3,108$76,333
Cabot25,407$68,974
Little Rock197,640$62,335
Lonoke4,244$47,350
North Little Rock66,042$49,527
Sherwood30,251$71,875

Jacksonville Hospitals

North Metro Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1400 Braden Street
(501) 985-7000

Jacksonville Public Schools

Adkins Pre-k Center
500 Cloverdale Rd
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Arnold Drive Elementary School
4150 Arnold Dr
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Bayou Meto Elementary School
26405 Hwy 107
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
College Prep Academy
251 N First St
ZIP: 72076
Other
Total Enrollment 228
Flightline Upper Academy
Lrafb-bldg 1030
ZIP: 72076
Middle
Total Enrollment 195
Jacksonville High School
2400 Linda Ln
ZIP: 72076
High
Total Enrollment 803
Jacksonville Lighthouse Elementary
251 N First St
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Jacksonville Lighthouse Middle
251 N First St
ZIP: 72076
Middle
Total Enrollment 210
Jacksonville Middle School
1320 School Dr
ZIP: 72076
Middle
Total Enrollment 613
Murrell Taylor Elem. School
1401 Murrell Taylor Dr
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
North Pulaski High School
718 Harris Rd
ZIP: 72076
High
Total Enrollment 668
Pinewood Elementary School
1919 Northeastern Ave
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Tolleson Elementary School
601 Harris Rd
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Warren Dupree Elem. School
700 Gregory St
ZIP: 72076
Primary
Total Enrollment 408

Jacksonville Private Schools

Jacksonville Christian Academy
3301 N 1st St
ZIP: 72076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 163
Temple Baptist Academy
520 Marshall Rd
ZIP: 72076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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