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Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
878,907
Jacksonville Population7
$
41,345
Median Income6
9.1
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Jacksonville's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 10%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

35.8
Median Age7
8.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Jacksonville residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 7.8% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 8.2%

Race

54.4
%
Florida Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Jacksonville has high humidity, almost no cold days, and very heavy rainfall during the summer months. The city sees an average humidity of 72% and 52 inches of annual rainfall with the bulk of that coming June to September

Weather

31
%
Chance of Rain11
64
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Jacksonville increased by 38% since 2010 which is 5% lower than the national average and 21% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,350
Monthly Average12
44
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Jacksonville is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax, sales tax near the national average, and property tax 17% lower than the national average.

Other

0.93
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Jacksonville has a very low employment rate of 91% which is 3% lower than the national average. The largest employers are FIS and Southeastern Grocers

Income

19.6
%
<$25,0006
9.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Jacksonville is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results45

Representatives

Mayor28 Lenny Curry
Republican
House of Representative28 Alfred Lawson
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mayo Clinic Florida, is 20.2 miles from the center of Jacksonville, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System - Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, is 56.4 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, UF Health Jacksonville, is 4.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Florida, 28.8% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 32.0% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#92 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#6 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#60 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche33
#96 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche34
#42 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report35
#88 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub36
#35 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades37
 

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