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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Jacksonville is a city in Florida with a population of 867,313. Jacksonville is in Duval County. Living in Jacksonville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jacksonville there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jacksonville and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Jacksonville...
Population
867,313

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Jacksonville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    405.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    153.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    631.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,568.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    326.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Jacksonville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,555
National
$55,322
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Jacksonville Reviews

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In my experience, Jacksonville is the most forgiving city in the world. After my parents immigrated to the United States of America with less than $1,000, Jacksonville has taken care of them. Being raised in the community has Americanized myself with the youth of this country. I have become one with my community and wish to see more projects to develop the young city's youth. With proper educational institutions and proper life opportunities to express creativity, the youth of this city will thrive and make a better place in Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America and countless countries beyond!
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This review pertains to the East side of Jax. If you like sweating early in the morning from February to October, traffic at all hours of the day on roads filled with testosterone ridden Navy and under construction all of the time, beaches filled with transients, bugs and lots of them that never go away even in the winter, and your child going to below average schools with little to no provided transportation, please move to Jacksonville. If you don't like any of these things, I would suggest that you search elsewhere.This place is a cesspool filled with military, college students, and crime. It is a not a place to raise your family.I have only lived here a year and was ready to move after I unpacked my boxes. Adios Cesspool of Florida!
I'm a Jacksonville native, so seeing the ever-evolving changes since I was child has been impressive. The city is known to be the largest in the U.S ( landmass wise) and continues to develop commercial and residential areas for our growing community. Jacksonville has a local beaches, parks and delicious restaurants that can suite anyone pallet. Not to mention, the cost of living and stable job market continues to draw people from near and far as an attractive cite. The only downfall with the city is the commute. Being the largest city means prolonged car rides, especially with rush hour traffic. Aside from the minor con, it's a great place to visit and live!