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Jacksonville city - Duval County (part), Florida

Duval County (part), Florida
Nickname(s):Jax, The River City, J-ville, The Bold New City Of The South
Founded:1791
Incorporated:1832
Population
- Total:821.784 (2010)
- Density:1.098,6/sq mi (424,7/sq km)
Area code(s):904
Time zone:EST (UTC-5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC-4)
Website:www.coj.net
Area
- Total:875 sq mi (2.266 sq km)
- Land:748 sq mi (1.935 sq km)
- Water:128 sq mi (331 sq km)
- % water:14,61 %
Latitude:+30.3155411
Longitude:-081.6531762

Jacksonville city - Duval County (part) is located in the state of Florida. It occupies the area of 875 square miles. 128 square miles are water areas and 748 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Duval County (part) lies at +30.3155411, -081.6531762 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 821.784 living in the Duval County (part). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (59.44%), Black or African American (30.72%) and Asian (4.29%). Median age is 34 for the males and 37 for the females.

Statistical data for the Duval County (part) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
821,784
White alone
488,47359.44 %
Black or African American alone
252,42130.72 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,2700.40 %
Asian alone
35,2224.29 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
7650.09 %
Some Other Race alone
17,9952.19 %
Two or More races
23,6382.88 %

History of Jacksonville

The area of present-day Jacksonville was originally inhabited by the Timucua people. In 1594, the French established a colony called Fort Caroline, considered to be one of the earliest European settlements in continental USA. The settlement then passed to the British, who expanded it on a narrow point of land on the lake near the cattle crossing. At the time, the settlement was called Cowford in English and Wacca Pilatka in the language of the Seminole. The actual town was established in 1822, after the USA acquired Florida from Spain in 1821. The town was named after Andrew Jackson, who was the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh president of the USA.

During the Civil War, Jacksonville was the primary supplier of cattle and hogs for the Confederate Army. During Reconstruction, it became a popular resort for the wealthy. The harbor in the city was significantly improved in the late 19th century and Jacksonville became a major civilian and military deepwater port. In 1901, downtown Jacksonville was devastated by fire, known as the “great Fire of 1901” and one of the worst disasters in Florida history. In the 1910s, Jacksonville became a large banking and insurance center and also one of the preferred locations for New York-based filmmakers who made more than 30 movies over the course of the decade.

After the World War II, Jacksonville, like other large American cities, suffered negative effects of urban sprawl. In the following couple of decades, the city’s tax base grew thinner, leading to problems with public funding of education, health and traffic. In the 1960s, the city has serious problems with corruption. All these problems eventually lead to proposals for government reform, resulting in a new consolidated government. The Consolidated City of Jacksonville was established in 1968 under the slogan “Bold New City of the South.”

Geography and Climate

Jacksonville has a total area of 874.3 square miles, which makes it the largest city by land area in the contiguous United States (four of the largest cities by land area in the USA are located in Alaska). The city is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, where the Jacksonville beaches are located. The St. John’s River passes through the city and its largest tributary in the area, the Trout River, is located entirely within the city limits.

Climate in Jacksonville is humid subtropical. Winters are mild and summers are hot and humid, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Jacksonville generally suffers less from major hurricanes compared to other East Coast cities. The strongest hurricane to hit the city was Hurricane Dora in 1964.

Landmarks and City Structure

Jacksonville skyline is dominated by the Bank of America Tower. Other notable buildings include Wells Fargo Center, EverBank Center, The Peninsula at St. John’s Center and Riverplace Tower.

There are over 500 neighborhoods in Jacksonville. Some of the well-known ones include Downtown Jacksonville and the surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, LaVilla, Riverside, Avondale, San Marco and Eastside.

Jacksonville Beaches is a group of municipalities, all parts of or suburbs of Jacksonville, separated from the city by the Intracoastal Waterway.

Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the USA. Hemming Plaza is the oldest park in the city and other notable parks include the Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park, in memory of the late singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Tree Hill Nature Center, Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, Jessie Ball DuPont Park and Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.

Population of Jacksonville

At the 2010 Census the city had a population of 821, 784, of which 55.1% was non-Hispanic White, 30.7% Black or African American, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.3% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% multiracial and 5.2% some other race.

The largest religious group in Jacksonville is Protestant (with megachurches like Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, First Baptist Church and Christ’s Church), followed by Roman Catholic (Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine), Eastern Orthodox, LDS Church, Jewish and Muslim.

Economy

Jacksonville owes much of its historic growth and economic development to the fact it is located on the St. Johns River and on the Atlantic Ocean. As the largest city in Florida and the largest deepwater port in the South, the city managed to establish itself as one of the regional distribution and transportation hubs.

Today, the economy in Jacksonville is balanced between distribution, financial services, information services, manufacturing, consumer goods, insurance and biomedical technologies, among other sectors.

Some of the largest companies based in Jacksonville include CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Information Services, Fidelity National Financial and Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.

Jacksonville has the third-largest naval presence in the nation, after San Diego and Norfolk and military sector is the largest employer in the city. Another large contributor to the local economy is the Port of Jacksonville.

Culture and Attractions in Jacksonville

Some of the well-known attractions and sites of interest in Jacksonville include the Landing, the Riverwalks, museums such as the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery, Jacksonville Maritime Museum, LaVilla Museum, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Adventure Landing amusement park and many others.

Popular annual events include the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Springing the Blues and Jacksonville Film Festival.

Jacksonville is considered to be one of the birthplaces of Southern Rock, with bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot and others. It was also home to Pat Boone and, more recently, to Limp Bizkit, hip-hop attractions such as 69 Boyz and 95 South.

Education and Transportation

Major institutions of higher education in the city include University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Edward Waters College and Florida State College at Jacksonville.

The primary airport in the city is Jacksonville International Airport. Public seaports are managed by Jacksonville Port Authority, the second-busiest in the nation for automobile handling.

Statistical data for the Jacksonville city - Duval County (part), Florida

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
821,784
White alone
488,47359.44 %
Black or African American alone
252,42130.72 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,2700.40 %
Asian alone
35,2224.29 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
7650.09 %
Some Other Race alone
17,9952.19 %
Two or More races
23,6382.88 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
821,784
Not Hispanic or Latino
758,29992.27 %
Hispanic or Latino
63,4857.73 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
821,784
Not Hispanic or Latino
758,29992.27 %
White alone
452,52559.68 %
Black or African American alone
247,51632.64 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,6870.35 %
Asian alone
34,7314.58 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
6680.09 %
Some Other Race alone
1,9490.26 %
Two or More races
18,2232.40 %
Hispanic or Latino
63,4857.73 %
White alone
35,94856.62 %
Black or African American alone
4,9057.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5830.92 %
Asian alone
4910.77 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
970.15 %
Some Other Race alone
16,04625.28 %
Two or More races
5,4158.53 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
36
Male
34
Female
37

Household Type

Total
323,106
Family households
207,76064.30 %
Husband-wife family
135,89765.41 %
Other family
71,86334.59 %
Male householder, no wife present
16,54023.02 %
Female householder, no husband present
55,32376.98 %
Nonfamily households
115,34635.70 %
Householder living alone
90,97778.87 %
Householder not living alone
24,36921.13 %

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City Alias ZIP Codes
Atlantic BeachJacksonville32233
JacksonvilleAtlantic Beach32224
JacksonvilleBaldwin32234
JacksonvilleDinsmore32219
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JacksonvilleJacksonville N A S32212
JacksonvilleJacksonville Naval Air Stati32212
JacksonvilleJacksonville Naval Hospital32214
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JacksonvilleJax Naval Air32212
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JacksonvilleMaxville32234
JacksonvilleMayport32228, 32227
JacksonvilleMayport Nav S32228
JacksonvilleMayport Nav Sta32228
JacksonvilleMayport Naval Housing32227
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JacksonvilleMayport Naval Station32228
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JacksonvilleNas Jacksonvle32212
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JacksonvilleSaint Johns32260
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Jacksonville BeachJacksonville32240, 32250
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Jacksonville BeachJax Bch32250, 32240
Jacksonville BeachJax Beach32250
Neptune BeachJacksonville32266
Saint JohnsJacksonville32259

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