Jacksonville is city of state Florida. Being the most populous city in the U.S. state of Florida and the 12th-most populous city in the United States, the city has over 860,000 people that accounts for 4% of the state population. It is also the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The city’s population density is 454.89 per km2.
Based on our research, Jacksonville population will reach 897,309 by 1st July of 2018. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.13% over last 7 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Jacksonville
Looking back last seven years of Jacksonville’s population, the growth rate is strong and consistent ranging from 0.70% to 1.55%, adding around 6,703 to 13,455 people each year to the overall population. Lots of workers were moving to Jacksonville to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Comparing with other cities in Florida, Jacksonville growth rate is aligned with the state average.
Demographics of Jacksonville
According to U.S. Census Bureau, 44.1 percent of the Jacksonville population is male and 55.9 percent are female. The average resident age is 35.5, which is younger than other major cities in Florida. In terms of age distribution, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The top race groups for people living in Jacksonville are: White(59.4%),Black(30.7%),Asian(4.3%),Native(0.1%),Hispanic(7.7%).
The top languages (other than English) spoken in Jacksonville are: Spanish (5.8%), Indo-European languages (3.3%), Asian and Pacific Islander languages (2.9%), Others(0.9%). As you can see Spanish dominate the non-English speaking Language due to Latin American immigrant population.
According to the research done by Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) in 2010, the metropolitan area had an estimated 365,267 Evangelical Protestants, 76,100 Mainline Protestants, and 56,769 Black Protestants, 2520 Eastern Orthodox Christians. ARDA also estimated 4,595 Hindus, 3,530 Buddhists and 650 Bahá’ís in the Jacksonville area. The Jewish community has 6,028 people.
Population Density of Jacksonville
Jacksonville’s population density is 454 people per square kilometer, which is one of the most populated cities in Florida.
Facts About Jacksonville
- Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles.
- Jacksonville was named one of the top five “Up and Coming” cities in America by Good Morning America in 2006.
- The military employs over 30,000 active-duty personnel and nearly 20,000 civilians in the Jacksonville area.
- The Florida Theatre was home to one of Elvis Presley’s first indoor concerts in 1956.
- Local chocolate shop, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, was named after the owners two children – Peter and Brooke.
- The St. Johns River is one of two rivers in North America that flows north instead of south.
- The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, founded in 1914, began its animal collection with one red deer fawn.
- Jacksonville native Bob Hayes is the only man to win an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ringg.
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