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Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Andrew Jackson

The latitude of Jacksonville is 39.733N. The longitude is -90.228W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,603.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,117
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jacksonville demographic reports
Jacksonville is on Mauvaise Terre Creek
Stephen A. Douglas and William Jennings Bryan both began practicing law here
Well-known residents have included:
· Ken Norton, boxer
Local festivals include:
  • Morgan County Fair - July 11-15, 2007
  • Potawatomi Trail Pow Wow - June 1-3, 2007
  • Prairieland Heritage Steam Show & Fall Festival Days - Sept. 28-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jacksonville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Illinois College, MacMurray College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Jacksonville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Morgan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62650 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Jacksonville residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jacksonville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jacksonville was $17,482, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Jacksonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Jacksonville festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
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History

Historic districts in Jacksonville include Jacksonville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jacksonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.


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Libraries

Libraries in Jacksonville include Jacksonville Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Jacksonville include WSEC.

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Politics

Morgan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jacksonville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Jacksonville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jacksonville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Jacksonville include Amerihost Inn, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, Super 8.

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