Housing

The American Dream is alive and well in Morgan and Scott counties, in part, because it is affordable to buy a home here. People moving from nearby Chicago or the East and West Coasts are often shocked by how much less housing costs in Jacksonville and the rural areas of our counties. For example, the median home price in Jacksonville was $79,600 compared with $223,000 in Chicago and $257,100 in Minneapolis. 

Diverse Housing Options 

Diversity and affordability are two themes running throughout the Jacksonville regional housing market. Whether it is a home on the National Historic Register in the Jacksonville Historic District, a studio loft downtown, a moderately priced apartment in the new Stonebridge Apartments, or the numerous subdivisions sprouting up amidst the farmland of Morgan and Scott counties -- it is easy to purchase a home in our region. 

The market ranges from several hundred square feet to more than 3,000 square feet with a variety of housing styles available in an urban or rural setting. Our region offers everything from turn of the century homes to new construction.

The affordability of the Jacksonville regional housing market is reinforced by the plethora of local financing readily available for little or no money down.

Housing & Income

Households

7,186

Total Housing Units

8,161


Owner Occupied

4,218

Renter Occupied

2,968

Vacant

975

Median Home Value

$104,107


Average Home Value

$139,823

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.25%


Per Capita Income

2.55%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,513 $51,715


Average Household

$61,459 $69,807


Per Capita

$23,786 $26,981