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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Jacksonville is a town in Illinois with a population of 18,914. Jacksonville is in Morgan County. Living in Jacksonville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jacksonville there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Jacksonville and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Jacksonville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,374.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Jacksonville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,635
National
$55,322
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Jacksonville Reviews

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Jacksonville is a great town to raise a family in. There are a couple of parks as well as a doggy park. There isn't much of a night life nor is there a lot of options when it comes to food. Best thing to do on a weekend is go bowling or see a movie. It has a small town feel and most people are friendly. There are three colleges in Jacksonville so high school students have options to stay in town and attend college. Many teens hang out at the movies, go roller skating, or out to eat. There are a few bars that cater to a younger crowd, but the night life is nothing like a big city. Along the square there are multiple small business, such as boutiques and a yoga study. Anyone looking to move to Jacksonville, I would recommend doing so. Keep in mind, there isn't any big attractions such as a mall or outlet shopping. The small-town feel is what keeps people coming back after graduating college and starting a family.
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I have lived in Jacksonville for eight years. I feel comfortable here. The people are kind and the culture is generally welcoming. The local businesses are well known and well liked. The culture and people are diverse and there are good opportunities for jobs, especially in interpreting for the deaf. The local fire, police, and hospital departments do a good job of making Jacksonville feel safe and welcoming. There is plenty of rich history to learn about, and new opportunities to experience.
In Jacksonville, IL, I feel relatively safe. I feel safe walking in the day time, but at night I feel as if it's rather dangerous. The crime rate isn't very high, but people have been breaking into cars. In Jacksonville there's a few places that are more safe than the others. If I could change something about Jacksonville, it would be the safety and involvement of the community.