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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas, in Cherokee county, is 26 miles S of Tyler, Texas (center to center) and 106 miles SE of Dallas, Texas.

Jacksonville History

The community of Jacksonville was established in 1847. At that time, it was known as Gum Creek. Jackson Smith and Dr. William Jackson were the early settlers of the area. The region's first post office was established in 1848, and Smith was appointed postmaster. Later, in 1850, the city was renamed Jacksonville in honor of Jackson Smith and Dr. William Jackson.

Jacksonville and nearby Attractions

  • Love's Lookout Park
  • Museum For East Texas Culture
  • Tyler Municipal Rose Garden
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
  • Mission Tejas State Park

Things To Do In Jacksonville

In Jacksonville you can visit Nichols Green Park, Summers A. Norman Aquatic Center, Lake Jacksonville Park, and Buckner Park. Lake Jacksonville offers facilities for boating and fishing. Visitors can also plan a day trip to Davey Dogwood Park which has beautiful rolling hills, flowing streams, and forests. The Vanishing Texana Museum, Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center, Goodman Museum, and Tyler Museum of Art are also worth visiting.

Jacksonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Jacksonville Higher Education

Lon Morris College, Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, and Jacksonville College-Main Campus are local institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,803
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+6,009
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,522
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,372
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,638

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,288
% Above Poverty Level68%
% Below Poverty Level32%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$78,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.1%
English6.8%
Irish6.2%
German3.7%
French Except Basque1.1%
Scottish1%
Italian0.9%
Russian0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Iranian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Arab0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Jacksonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cherokee County
Standard Zip Codes75766
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.96
Approximate Longitude-95.26

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
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationPALESTINE 2 NE
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationHENDERSON
Distance31.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bullard2,798$83,229
Cuney68$15,938
Gallatin366$66,250
New Summerfield1,364$56,458
Rusk5,580$47,216

Jacksonville Public Libraries

Jacksonville Public Library
502 S JACKSON ST
Jacksonville, Texas
(903) 586-7664

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Jacksonville Hospitals

East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville
(Non-profit)
501 South Ragsdale Street
Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville
(Non-profit)
2026 South Jackson

Jacksonville Public Schools

Compass Center
436 S W Loop 456
ZIP: 75766
(903) 589-3926
High
Total Enrollment 19
East Side El
711 Ft Worth St
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-5146
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Fred Douglass
1501 E Pine
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Jacksonville H S
1210 Corinth Rd
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-3661
High
Total Enrollment 1228
Jacksonville Middle
1541 E Pine
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-3686
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Joe Wright El
1055 N Pineda St
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-5286
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Nichols Int
818 S W Loop 456
ZIP: 75766
(903) 541-0213
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
West Side El
1002 Sunset St
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-5165
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Jacksonville Private Schools

Jacksonville Christian School
1218 Corinth Rd
ZIP: 75766
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Westview Christian Academy
20392 Fm 747 N
ZIP: 75766
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
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