South Jacksonville, Illinois Population 2024

3,186

South Jacksonville is a city located in Morgan County and Scott County Illinois. South Jacksonville has a 2024 population of 3,186. South Jacksonville is currently declining at a rate of -0.84% annually and its population has decreased by -3.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,293 in 2020.

The average household income in South Jacksonville is $63,010 with a poverty rate of 9.62%. The median age in South Jacksonville is 48.2 years: 43.5 years for males, and 52.6 years for females.

South Jacksonville Demographics

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

  • White: 91.84%
  • Black or African American: 3.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.35%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,408.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.25% (-107)
The current population of South Jacksonville, Illinois is 3,186 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,293.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,01891.84%
Black or African American1163.53%
Two or more races1103.35%
Asian361.1%
Native American60.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

South Jacksonville Population by Race

South Jacksonville Population Pyramid 2024

South Jacksonville Median Age

48.2

Total

43.5

Male

52.6

Female

South Jacksonville Adults

There are 2,647 adults, (932 of whom are seniors) in South Jacksonville.

South Jacksonville Age Dependency

91.6

Age Dependency Ratio

54.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

South Jacksonville Sex Ratio

Female1,76853.8%
Male1,51846.2%

South Jacksonville Population by Age

South Jacksonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,645265.634.4
Non Family7701.0757.942.1
Married5942.4984.815.2
Female2473.1652.247.8
Male345.910100

2.69

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Jacksonville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1345.62%
Associates Degree1556.5%
Bachelors Degree41417.36%
Graduate Degree2249.39%
High School Graduate91938.53%
Less Than 9th Grade361.51%
Some College50321.09%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,2682,111598
Black72590
Asian363636
2+ Races994

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

South Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,632$63,750$45,547
Graduate Degree$42,593$44,250$0
High School Graduate$34,592$36,250$33,295
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$38,846$45,823$34,167
Some College$33,910$46,111$24,841

$38,846

Average Earnings

$45,823

Average Male

$34,167

Average Female

South Jacksonville Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Jacksonville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Jacksonville Language

98.07% of South Jacksonville residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

South Jacksonville Language

South Jacksonville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,0082157.15%
Multiple11010090.91%

9.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.18%

Male Poverty Rate

14.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Jacksonville

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Jacksonville is Multiple, with 90.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Jacksonville is White, with 7.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.99%.

South Jacksonville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.32%
Less Than 9th Grade7.65%
Some College1.67%
Bachelors or Greater1.1%

South Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.13%
Female Employed1.49%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

South Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Jacksonville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$85,020$79,585
Households$52,083$63,010
Married Families$92,794$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,629$40,906

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Jacksonville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

South Jacksonville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Jacksonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

South Jacksonville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Jacksonville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

237

Number of Veterans

237

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam83
Korea55
Second Gulf War34
First Gulf War24
World War II11

South Jacksonville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+149
65 to 7443
18 to 3421
35 to 5413
55 to 6411

South Jacksonville Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2379.58%

South Jacksonville Veterans by Race

South Jacksonville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Jacksonville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

South Jacksonville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Jacksonville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Jacksonville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.14%

Born in South Jacksonville

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of South Jacksonville residents were born in the United States, with 89.14% having been born in Illinois. 0.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

South Jacksonville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,053-26-0.84%
20283,079-27-0.87%
20273,106-27-0.86%
20263,133-26-0.82%
20253,159-27-0.85%
20243,186-27-0.84%
20233,213-16-0.5%
20223,229-40-1.22%
20213,269-24-0.73%
20203,2931886.05%
20193,105-44-1.4%
20183,149-24-0.76%
20173,173-37-1.15%
20163,210-26-0.8%
20153,236-16-0.49%
20143,252-16-0.49%
20133,268-26-0.79%
20123,294-31-0.93%
20113,325-2-0.06%
20103,32700%
20003,4752889.04%
19903,187-195-5.77%
19803,38243214.64%
19702,950-103-3.37%

South Jacksonville Population by Year