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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville, Illinois

Jacksonville, Illinois, in Morgan county, is 31 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center) and 76 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri.

Jacksonville History

Jacksonville has been associated with prominent people as well as significant episodes of American history. First, it was named after the yet-to-be president Andrew Jackson in 1825. Jackson commanded American forces in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and was a presidential hopeful in 1824. Jacksonville also served as a major stopping point on the historically significant Underground Railroad. It was a nexus of political, social, and educational activity and was known as 'Athens of the West.'

Jacksonville and nearby Attractions

  • David Strawn Art Gallery
  • The Imagine Foundation
  • Crazy Horse Campground
  • Lake Jacksonville
  • Nichols Park
  • The Links Golf Course

Things To Do In Jacksonville

Jacksonville offers facilities for a diverse range of activities. There is a local community theatre group that organizes productions throughout the year. In addition, there is the Illinois College's McGaw Fine Arts Series and Jacksonville Symphony and Chorale, which present lively concerts regularly. The city also offers parks and camping grounds as well as three high quality golf courses.

Jacksonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Capital Airport.

Jacksonville y Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Illinois College, Macmurray College, and Heartland School of Business.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,042
Male Share of the Population51.4%
Female Share of the Population48.6%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+7,825
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,153

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,658
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$95,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.5%
German23.9%
Irish12.5%
English10.9%
Italian2.4%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Jacksonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morgan County
Standard Zip Codes62650
P.O. Box Zip Codes62651
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.72
Approximate Longitude-90.23

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)

StationJACKSONVILLE 2 E
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationGRIGGSVILLE
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationVIRDEN
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arenzville382$72,917
Chapin479$65,139
Concord167$47,143
Lynnville55$48,750
Murrayville544$43,571

Jacksonville Public Libraries

Jacksonville Public Library
201 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE
Jacksonville, Illinois
(217) 243-5435

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Jacksonville Hospitals

Passavant Area Hospital
(Non-profit)
1600 W Walnut St
(217) 245-9551

Jacksonville Public Schools

8 Points Charter School
352 Franklin Dr
ZIP: 62650
(217) 245-4384
Middle
Total Enrollment 106
Clay Court
310 N Clay Ct
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-7402
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Eisenhower Elem School
1901 W Lafayette Ave
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Il Sch For The Visually Impaired
658 E State St
ZIP: 62650
(217) 479-4400
High
Total Enrollment 63
Illinois School For The Deaf
125 S Webster Ave
ZIP: 62650
(217) 479-4201
Other
Total Enrollment 163
Ivan K Garrison Center
936 W Michigan Ave
ZIP: 62650
(217) 245-7174
Other
Total Enrollment 70
Jacksonville High School
1211 N Diamond St
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
High
Total Enrollment 956
Jonathan Turner Jr High School
664 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
Middle
Total Enrollment 489
Lincoln Elem School
320 W Independence Ave
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
North Jacksonville School
1626 State Highway 78 N
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Walnut Court Early Years Prgm
110 Walnut Ct
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
Primary
Total Enrollment 157
Washington Elem School
524 S Kosciusko St
ZIP: 62650
(217) 243-4384
Primary
Total Enrollment 314

Jacksonville Private Schools

Our Saviour School
455 E State St
ZIP: 62650
Elementary
Total Enrollment 254
Pathway School
767 S West St
ZIP: 62650
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Routt Catholic High School
500 E College Ave
ZIP: 62650
Secondary
Total Enrollment 117
Salem Lutheran School
222 E Beecher
ZIP: 62650
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
Westfair Christian Academy
14 Clarke Dr
ZIP: 62650
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
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Historic Jacksonville

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Illinois University between 1890 and 1901

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Illinois University between 1890 and 1901

Deaf and Dumb Asylum between 1880 and 1901

Insane Asylum between 1890 and 1901

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