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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Jacksonville is a suburb of Little Rock with a population of 28,637. Jacksonville is in Pulaski County. Living in Jacksonville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Jacksonville and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Jacksonville...
Population
28,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$802
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    995.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    122.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    949.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,210.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    473.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Jacksonville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,217
National
$55,322
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Jacksonville Reviews

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This area is very affordable. Reasonably close to the city, but still feels rural in many areas. Having an Airforce base in town brings resources and business opportunity. Most people tend to be friendly and polite. There are a few parks and recreation places for kids to go. The library is nice and you can borrow everything from books to fishing poles. A brand new elementary school opened last year. There is a brand new high school opening this year with new concentration areas like culinary arts including a restaurant. Middle through high school assign Chromebooks to all the kids and school meals are always free for every student. The cons are, many places don't have sidewalks and certain areas tend to retain water and flood when there are heavy rains. There isn't a lot for adults to do and the restaurants leave a lot to be desired if you're in to healthy eating.
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I give three stars because it is a livable place. It is a rough environment in more than a couple of places though. A couple streets down aren't so great and gets worse. But there are the good places in this area. I realize every town is like that but we have just had the sorry side of luck in this area. The school my daughter goes to though she absolutely loves! We get regular updates on how she is doing, they have an app that we are able to go and see how she is acting in class, and parents are well informed of how their progress is as a student. The school gets 5 stars from me.
I have lived in Jacksonville for 4 years, with 2 years being consecutive. I love how everything is so close to each other. Everything is no more than maybe 10 minutes away from each other. I have never felt unsafe and I enjoy raising my daughter here. Jacksonville is very diverse and everyone is nice to each other. I went to high school in Jacksonville and I never had an issue with the learning styles. I here more and more people saying that the Jacksonville school district is not s place where you would want to send your children, but I was out of school when Jacksonville became their own school district. When I was in school it was still part of the Pulaski County Special School District so I cant speak on how it is now. But overall I love living in Jacksonville, it is very affordable and a nice place to have a family.