Jacksonville is a city in the state of Florida. It is the largest city within Florida, the U.S. state of Florida, and the 12th most populous city within the United States, the city is home to more than 900,000 residents that representing 4% of the population of the state.
The city is the biggest city in terms of area within the adjacent United States. The population density of the city is 454.89 per square kilometer.
Based on our findings, Jacksonville population will increase to 931,362 by the 1st of July of 2022.. We base our calculations on the first day of July every year due to US census bureaus typically publishing the estimated population figures for the same time frame.
The calculations are based on the average rate of growth of 1.06 percent over the last 10 years, starting in 2011. We believe that using the most recent numbers from the previous years (see in the table in the next section) will help make the estimate more precise.
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Population Growth of Jacksonville
In the ten years prior to the peak of Jacksonville’s population, the rate of growth is steady and constant, ranging between 0.70 percent to 1.55 percent, adding between 5,864-13,455 people every year to the total population.
Many workers moved to Jacksonville to avail job opportunities in the city and this is a major reason for the increase in population. In comparison to other cities in Florida, Jacksonville growth rate is in line with the average for the state.
Demographics of Jacksonville
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 44.1 percent of the Jacksonville population is male, and 55.9 percent female. The median age of residents is 35.5 which is lower than the other cities of Florida.
As for the distribution of age, the population was distributed with 23.9 percent of residents under the age of 18 years old, 10.5 percent from 18 to 24. 28.5 percent from the age of 25-44, 26.2 percent from the age of 45-64 from 45 to 64, and 10.9 percent of residents who were 65 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 most popular languages (other than English) that are spoken within Jacksonville include Spanish (5.8 percent) Indo-European languages (3.3 percent), Asian and Pacific Islander languages (2.9 percent), Others(0.9%). As you can see, Spanish is the most popular non-English spoken Language due to the Latin American immigrant population.
Based on the study conducted by the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) in 2010the Jacksonville metropolitan area was home to 365,267 Evangelical Protestants and 76,100 Mainline Protestants as well as 56,769 Black Protestants, 2520 Eastern Orthodox Christians. ARDA estimated that there were 4,595 Hindus and 3,530 Buddhists and 650 Baha’is living in the Jacksonville region. The Jewish community is home to 6,028.
Population Density of Jacksonville
The population density of Jacksonville is 454 residents per square kilometer. This is among the most populous cities in Florida.
Facts About Jacksonville
- Jacksonville is the biggest town in continental United States with over 840 square miles.
- Jacksonville was listed as one among the five top “Up and Coming” city in America in a report by Good Morning America in 2006.
- The military employs more than 30000 active duty personnel as well as 20,000 civilians within the Jacksonville region.
- The Florida Theatre was home to one of Elvis Presley’s very first indoor shows in 1956.
- Local chocolatier, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, was named for the two owners of the shop – children named Peter Brooke and Peter Brooke.
- The St. Johns River is one of the two river systems in North America that flows north instead of south.
- The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, established in 1914, started its animal collection with a white deer, a fawn.
- Jacksonville local Bob Hayes is the only man to have won the Olympic gold medal as well as the Super Bowl ringg.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov
- Florida Government: http://www.myflorida.com/
- Jacksonville City Government: http://www.coj.net/
- Visit Jacksonville: https://www.visitjacksonville.com