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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  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 878,907. Jacksonville is in Duval County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Jacksonville offers residents a dense 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. The public schools in Jacksonville are above average.
About Jacksonville...
Population
878,907

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Jacksonville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    377.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    146.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    543.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,464.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    325.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 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
$52,576
National
$55,322
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Jacksonville Reviews

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I love living in Jacksonville! The beach is really close in addition to a number of other nature parks or trails as well. There are lots of opportunities in regards to jobs, activities to participate in, and places to go. The city is huge, with lots of space. There are also a variety of professional sports teams as well, such as the Jaguars in the NFL, the Sharks for arena football, and the Icemen for hockey. On there other hand, Jacksonville can have some pretty bad traffic. I've lived in several different states growing up, but Florida drivers are the worst. I've heard the public school system here is iffy as well. I attended public school in other states, so I have no definite answer my self. The other downside is that because the city is so big, getting to different places can be a hassle time wise. River City Marketplace to Atlantic Boulevard can be up to 30 minutes before traffic. All in all, Jacksonville is a great city to live in
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Jacksonville is truly a great place to live, depending on the area. In other words, experiences in Jacksonville vary as locations differ in environment. If you're looking for a big city, Jacksonville is a great place to start. If you're looking for a city with a booming economy, Jacksonville is also a great city to live in. However, certain areas of Jacksonville are very crime-ridden. This is not necessarily a bad trait as all cities have some crime, but it is true that most citizens are especially careful in specific streets or regions of Jacksonville. Other than this, Jacksonville is a city full of life and things to do! I would truly recommend it.
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!