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Jacksonville, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida with a population of 886,969 as of July 1, 2017. Jacksonville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jacksonville is located at latitude 30.3369 and longitude -81.6616 in Duval County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jacksonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 747.44 sq. miles and a water area of 127.19 sq. miles. Duval County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Jacksonville (GNIS ID: 2404783) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jacksonville is located within Jacksonville West CCD of Duval County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jacksonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jacksonville: Cow Creek, Cow Ford, Cowford, Wakka Pilatka.

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Jacksonville, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 886,969
Daytime Population: Workers 503,867
Daytime Population: Residents 464,595
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 968,462
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 866,459
Population in Familes 681,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,510
Population Density2 1,187
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $50,562
Average Household Income $68,815
Per Capita Income $27,469


Total Housing Units 387,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196,304 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 149,586 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 41,997 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $171,638
Average Home Value $215,797


Total Households 345,890
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 220,830
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 1.11%
Households 0.94% 1.05%
Families 0.85% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Jacksonville, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density # 544 41st
Diversity Index # 210 77th
Median Household Income # 398 57th
Per Capita Income # 417 55th

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