Jacksonville, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jacksonville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville had a population of 12,808 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jacksonville is located at latitude 33.8091 and longitude -85.7539 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jacksonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Jacksonville (GNIS ID: 2404780) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jacksonville is located within Jacksonville Division of Calhoun 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jacksonville: Drayton, Greens Trading Post, Jackson, Jackson Ville, Jacksoonville, Jaksonville, Madison.

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Jacksonville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,808
Population in Households 11,341
Population in Familes 7,525
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,467
Population Density1 1,291
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 4,956
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,281 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,675 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $145,530
Average Home Value $169,619


Median Household Income $35,986
Average Household Income $50,809
Per Capita Income $21,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.07%
Households 0.13% -0.06%
Families 0.38% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jacksonville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 56 91st
Population Density1 # 33 94th
Diversity Index2 # 147 75th
Median Household Income # 341 41st
Per Capita Income # 248 57th

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