Jacksonville, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jacksonville, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville had a population of 14,845 as of July 1, 2017. Jacksonville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jacksonville is located at latitude 31.9651 and longitude -95.2621 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jacksonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The City of Jacksonville (GNIS ID: 2410130) 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.

Texas 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 Cherokee 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, 2017.

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Jacksonville, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,845
Daytime Population: Workers 8,621
Daytime Population: Residents 8,706
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,327
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 14,060
Population in Familes 11,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 785
Population Density2 1,046
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $32,440
Average Household Income $48,357
Per Capita Income $17,326


Total Housing Units 5,800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,771 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,292 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 737 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $87,834
Average Home Value $111,517


Total Households 5,063
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,436
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.34%
Households 0.31% 0.41%
Families 0.22% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Jacksonville, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 195 89th
Population Density # 687 61st
Diversity Index # 36 98th
Median Household Income # 1502 14th
Per Capita Income # 1394 20th

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