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 880,619 people and 162 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 (16.47%), sales jobs (11.18%), and management occupations (8.96%).

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.

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.

Jacksonville is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Jacksonville really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Jacksonville citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Jacksonville ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Jacksonville a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

In terms of college education, Jacksonville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.05% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jacksonville in 2010 was $26,159, 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 $104,636 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. Important ancestries of people in Jacksonville include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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