Jacksonville, North Carolina Population 2020

72,926

Jacksonville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 72,926, it is the 14th largest city in North Carolina and the 499th largest city in the United States. Jacksonville is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 3.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,145 in 2010. Jacksonville reached it's highest population of 77,929 in 2010. Spanning over 56 miles, Jacksonville has a population density of 1,499 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jacksonville is $53,693 with a poverty rate of 13.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $989 per month, and the median house value is $152,300. The median age in Jacksonville is 23.1 years, 22.2 years for males, and 26.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 158.8 males.

Jacksonville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jacksonville was:

  • White: 68.55%
  • Black or African American: 17.88%
  • Two or more races: 7.54%
  • Asian: 2.95%
  • Other race: 2.25%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Jacksonville, North Carolina is 72,926, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,896.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 70,145.

Jacksonville, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020203,3732,8451.40%
2019200,5282,8451.42%
2018197,6832,8451.44%
2017194,8382,6541.36%
2016192,184-853-0.44%
2015193,0371,2170.63%
2014191,820-531-0.28%
2013192,3511,6820.87%
2012190,6695,7072.99%
2011184,962-1,927-1.04%
2010186,8890.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,20068.55%
Black or African American13,09417.88%
Two or More Races5,5197.54%
Asian2,1612.95%
Some Other Race1,6502.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native4790.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1230.17%

Jacksonville Population Pyramid 2020

Jacksonville Median Age

23.1


Total

22.2


Male

26.3


Female

Jacksonville Adults

There are 57,381 adults, (4,357 of whom are seniors) in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Age Dependency

38.1

Age Dependency Ratio

8.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jacksonville Sex Ratio

Female

28,292

38.64%

Male

44,934

61.36%

Jacksonville Households and Families

Jacksonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jacksonville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male43.9%56.1%
Married35.5%64.5%
All31.5%68.5%
Non Family27.8%72.2%
Female22.9%77.1%

31.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,9632.6231.5
Married10,8243.2935.5
Non Family6,4371.1927.8
Female3,1073.2222.9
Male5952.9343.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jacksonville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7552.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,7545.64%
High School Graduate8,05125.89%
Some College10,20432.81%
Associates Degree3,40110.94%
Bachelors Degree4,51714.53%
Graduate Degree2,4147.76%

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,10817,1614,820
Black6,7405,7281,004
Hispanic3,8203,462888
Multiple Races1,5211,498192
Asian1,2091,030193
Other Race5234408
Native American263235
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,705$36,623$25,954
Less Than High School$16,161$16,879$13,493
High School Grad$27,130$30,769$19,969
Some College$31,369$38,088$24,425
Bachelors Degree$37,201$46,085$30,750
Graduate Degree$56,575$72,292$50,982

$31,705

Average Earnings

$36,623

Average Male

$25,954

Average Female

Jacksonville Language

Jacksonville Language by Age

Jacksonville Language

86.73% of Jacksonville residents speak only English, while 13.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.12% of the population.

Jacksonville Poverty

Jacksonville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,4012,9029.24%
Black10,4092,60325.01%
Hispanic7,9831,41117.68%
Multiple4,59067014.60%
Other1,55435923.10%
Asian1,6481348.13%
Native2786724.10%

13.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.23%

Male Poverty Rate

16.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jacksonville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Black, with 25.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Asian, with 8.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.37%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.20%
High School16.99%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.56%
Female Unemployed21.55%
Female Employed12.22%
Male Employed6.22%

Jacksonville Income

Jacksonville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,936$53,693
Families$44,680$58,866
Married Families$51,128-
Non Families$32,337$39,869

Jacksonville Marital Status

Jacksonville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Jacksonville Married by Age and Sex

Jacksonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Jacksonville Marital Status by Race

Jacksonville Veterans

6,354

Number of Veterans

5,462

Male Veterans

892

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,928
First Gulf War2,372
Vietnam1,120
Korea310
World War II104
Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,493
35 to 541,806
55 to 64935
75+583
65 to 74537
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,37920.65%
Black1,33217.72%
Hispanic95424.54%
Other32834.02%
2 or More22914.22%
Asian565.46%
Indian3021.90%

$Jacksonville Veterans by Education

4.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jacksonville Employment Status

77.9%

Labor Force Participation

31.4%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jacksonville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

25.53%

Born in North Carolina

95.39%

Native Born

4.61%

Foreign Born

1.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.39% of Jacksonville residents were born in the United States, with 25.53% having been born in North Carolina. 1.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202072,926150.02%
201972,911150.02%
201872,8963510.48%
201772,545150.02%
201672,530-1,574-2.12%
201574,104700.09%
201474,034-1,469-1.95%
201375,503-685-0.90%
201276,1881,1711.56%
201175,017-2,912-3.74%
201077,92911,2141.57%
200066,71536,7028.32%
199030,01311,7765.11%
198018,2371,9481.14%
197016,2892,7981.90%
196013,4919,53113.04%
19503,9603,06015.97%
19409006002.78%
19003000.00%