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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The city of Jacksonville is located in Pulaski County.

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Jacksonville has a population of 28,513 people<2> (see below for details).

Jacksonville was established in 1870.

The community of Jacksonville is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jacksonville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Jacksonville: (501)

The ZIP code for Jacksonville: 72078<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 28,364 people (which is 7.41% of the total population of Pulaski County). This makes Jacksonville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Jacksonville represents 0.97% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,364 people, the population of Jacksonville decreased 5.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,916 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 28,513 people. This is an increase of 0.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.69% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jacksonville.

Communities near Jacksonville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Austin   [Map]   3,282   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beebe   [Map]   8,146   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cabot   [Map]   26,141   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Little Rock   [Map]   198,606   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lonoke   [Map]   4,248   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Maumelle   [Map]   18,214   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jacksonville.

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri (4), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jacksonville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jacksonville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jacksonville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jacksonville:

Websites for Jacksonville ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jacksonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jacksonville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jacksonville:

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jacksonville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jacksonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jacksonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Jacksonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jacksonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8793, Longitude: -92.1317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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