Jacksonville, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Jacksonville, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida with a population of 907,722 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Jacksonville, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 907,722
Population in Households 886,979
Population in Familes 693,738
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,743
Population Density2 1,214
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $52,066
Average Household Income $71,219
Per Capita Income $28,396


Total Housing Units 394,292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203,256 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 150,683 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,353 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $183,950
Average Home Value $231,312


Total Households 353,939
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 225,608
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.21% 1.29%
Households 1.11% 1.25%
Families 1.0% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2018 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 # 540 41st
Diversity Index # 212 77th
Median Household Income # 393 57th
Per Capita Income # 417 55th

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