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 954,614 people and 206 constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville is the largest community in Florida.
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.79% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Jacksonville is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Jacksonville is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Jacksonville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Jacksonville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.18% of adults in Jacksonville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2018 was $32,654, 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 $130,616 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 10.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jacksonville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Jacksonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.