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Overall Niche Grade
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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 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.
About Jacksonville...
Population
867,313

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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

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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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.
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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!
I love Jacksonville! It is a great place to live with a lot of different opportunities. Not only is it home to an awesome University like the University of North Florida, it also has private and notable university Jacksonville University as well as an awesome community college Florida State College of Jacksonville. Here, there are great stores and the beach and there is always something to do. Jacksonville is however a little behind on the urban front. It is not very current with some popular trends like urban coffee shops and fashion that you tend to see in cities such as Dallas, New York and Los Angeles. However, I think it is well on its way!