Jacksonville, FL
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Living in Jacksonville


Jacksonville is a very large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 949,611 people and 206 constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville is the largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jacksonville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jacksonville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (9.34%).

Also of interest is that Jacksonville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Jacksonville, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Jacksonville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Jacksonville a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Jacksonville is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

One of the nice things about Jacksonville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Jacksonville is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 84.41% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Jacksonville. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Jacksonville landscape.

In terms of college education, Jacksonville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.26% of adults in Jacksonville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2018 was $30,906, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,624 for a family of four. However, Jacksonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jacksonville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jacksonville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jacksonville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Jacksonville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jacksonville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Jacksonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.


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