Jacksonville has the 2259th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Jacksonville is part of the Anniston metro area. Unemployment in the Anniston area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Anniston has the 348th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Jacksonville is below average at $37,210, and the median cost of a home in Jacksonville is $137,100, which is below the national average. 31% of workers in Jacksonville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Jacksonville. 85% of Jacksonville workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Jacksonville spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.