Founded in 1838, the City of Jacksonville in Texas has a population of more than 14,000 residents. The city has over 500 business corporations. It also maintains a library and churches, hospitals and colleges. The city operates a department that provides financial management, oversight, reporting and services and collects and records revenues. It also manages a public works department that is comprised of water, waste water, streets, sanitation and parks divisions. The city additionally governs a police department that offers crime prevention and law enforcement services. It also operates a geographic information systems department.