Population: 28,661Median home value: $114,300 58 Ranks better than 13% of areas
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A+ Jacksonville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Jacksonville Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Arkansas
9010% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Jacksonville cost of living
F Jacksonville Crime Total crime is 48% higher than Arkansas
Total crime
5,36896% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 1996% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Jacksonville crime
D Jacksonville Employment Household income is 2% higher than Arkansas
Median household income
$42,99122% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,31032% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Jacksonville employment
F Jacksonville Housing Home value is equal to Arkansas
Median home value
$114,30038% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79017% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Jacksonville real estate or Jacksonville rentals
F Jacksonville Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
22%56% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Jacksonville K-12 schools or Jacksonville colleges

Living in Jacksonville, AR

Jacksonville is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. The city has a population of 28,661 residents. Jacksonville is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (57%) and Black or African American (37%). Jacksonville could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 32 years old is below the nation’s average.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Jacksonville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Arkansas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Jacksonville and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Arkansas and national averages.

The livability score in Jacksonville is 58/100 and the city is ranked in the 13th percentile of all cities across America. This score ranks well below the national average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Jacksonville scores well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). Jacksonville does not rank well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Jacksonville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Assuming that Jacksonville meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Jacksonville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Jacksonville are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Jacksonville come in at $114,300, which is 0.3% lower than the Arkansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Jacksonville, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 0% lower than the Arkansas average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Jacksonville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Jacksonville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were -0.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 0.4%.

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Compare Jacksonville, AR Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Jacksonville, AR

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Heights, Little Rock7813.45,610
Medical Center, Little Rock7314.4391
Big Dickinson Lake, Little Rock6915.6956
Capital View-Stiff, Little Rock6813.23,043
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Downtown, Little Rock6512.86,391
Hillcrest, Little Rock6513.46,212
Midtown, Little Rock64158,858
Central High, Little Rock6313.62,212

Best Cities Near Jacksonville, AR

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cammack Village, AR7913.8969
Salem, AR7729.82,571
Damascus, AR7637.3455
Menifee, AR7630.2247
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Natural Steps, AR7520.7464
Higginson, AR7332.2689
McAlmont, AR726.91,845
Avilla, AR7228.7994
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Outdoor Adventure and Comfort Food in Jacksonville Arkansas

Living in Jacksonville Arkansas has many perks. The median household income is two percent higher than the American average. Plus, the weather here is excellent. The average summer temperature is only seventy-eight degrees!

Housing values in Jacksonville are pretty good when compared to the national average. The cost of living is especially good when compared to cities in Colorado or Washington. It's only two percent higher than the state average. Jacksonville has twelve public schools, two private schools, and one secondary school. The education in Jacksonville is not well-rated. However, almost twenty percent of their graduating class goes on to further their education. The crime rate is higher than the Arkansas average, but there are many safe neighborhoods to choose from.

Let's get into the fun stuff. Jacksonville Arkansas has many great places to eat, but my personal favorite is Hangar 1080. They have one of the best beer selections in the city. Plus, there are lots of games to take my mind off my workweek. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, with amazing comfort food to offer as well.

Shopping in Jacksonville leaves something to be desired. There are a few cool places to buy good ingredients, like the Oriental Market. If you're less of a shopper, you'll like it here. There are over four parks to choose from. Paradise Park is my go-to place for walking and taking in some nature at Paradise Lake.

Jacksonville Arkansas has something to offer if you're more of an outdoors lover. If you're a shopper, I would steer clear. However, it offers simple pleasures and the necessities for easy-going personalities.
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