B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$935
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

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
    422
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    161
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    701
    525
  • Theft
    2,705
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    267
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,764
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Jacksonville Reviews

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I was born and raised here in Jacksonville and I think that overall it is a very good place to live. There are many attractions to do, such as the yearly Greater Agricultural Fair, the Florida-Georgia Game, and so many others. Generally, it is a close-knit group. We are passionate about our team the Jaguars, even though right now they are not a winning team. We know that change is coming on that front.

We have nice weather around here most of the time compared to the north. Our winters are considered mild at best.

On the not so good side, there seems to be a growing amount of crime in various areas of the city. But we have a great base of city officials that are doing all they can to make Jacksonville a safer place to live.

All in all, I feel that the good far outweighs the bad, and that Jacksonville is an excellent place to live!
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Jacksonville is a very friendly city! Mostly for students, inclined to spend much of their time studying in coffee shops all around the city; for nature lovers, who enjoy a walk in the park or at the beach; for elderly, who prefer quiet and peaceful environments; for food lovers, who like to enjoy a variety of food; for parents and children, who enjoy family environments; and for animal lovers, who enjoy going to the zoo and taking their pets outside.
Honestly? This is not a place for everybody. We were so disappointed and one year had been past and NO, is not for us. Do not think because is the biggest city in Florida means you will find better and a lots of parks, parking places or acces to the beaches, places to go, Free programs like concerts - symphonic band- Nope, nada.
Some Country music events, oh yes! With everything that involved .
The Rent is lower so the neighbors - Even if you live Southeast, like us.-
Some people are nice, friendly but the rest? Nope.
I hope the best, specially if your are looking to raise kids here, because elementary are really good but Middle ? Nooooo.
In that case look in St. John.