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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The city of Jacksonville is located in Pulaski County<1>.

Jacksonville was established in 1870.

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 28,284 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Jacksonville is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Jacksonville is located in the (501) area code.

The ZIP code for Jacksonville: 72078<5>

Websites for Jacksonville ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 28,284 people. This is a decrease of 0.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 28,364 people (or 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).

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

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Jacksonville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jacksonville.

  • Little Rock
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • North Little Rock
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Cabot
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
    • Cabot is located in Lonoke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,466 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabot <6>
  • Maumelle
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maumelle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maumelle
    • Maumelle is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,242 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maumelle <6>
  • Beebe
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Ward
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
    • Ward is located in Lonoke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,486 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ward <6>
  • Vilonia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilonia
    • Vilonia is located in Faulkner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vilonia <6>
  • Austin
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin is located in Lonoke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,504 people
  • Lonoke
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Mayflower
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jacksonville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jacksonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jacksonville.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Jacksonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jacksonville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jacksonville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Jacksonville post office opened in 1871.

We also found Jacksonville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jacksonville.

The official website for Jacksonville:

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Pulaski, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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