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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-
About Jacksonville...
Population
856,616

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    388
    283
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    166
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    664
    500
  • Theft
    2,573
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    344
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,256
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Jacksonville Reviews

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I've lived in Jax for about 2.5 years now and absolutely love it. I love having an ocean and a giant river. I love the southern charm of Georgia mixed with the cool laid back multicultural feel of Florida. Being close to the border, you get a good mix of the two cultures combined. There are of course some rough parts of Jax, just like any city, and I'd love to see the crime rates go down there. But overall, Jax is a growing and happening place, especially to be a college student!
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I have lived in Jacksonville all of my life. We have an amazing natural environment where you can enjoy the ocean, rivers, lakes, streams, and springs nearby. We have sports teams for fans of every game. Hardly a week goes by without a major concert, festival, or event happening. There are plenty of job opportunities and the city's resources are good for out-of-towners: top-rated universities, an international airport, major shopping centers all over town. I love my city!
I am born and raised in Jacksonville and its a great city! I've done quite a bit of travelling, so I have something to compare it to. Jacksonville is a huge city with everything you could ever need. With a lively downtown scene with art markets and concerts in the park to sunny Jacksonville beach with some amazing local shops in the beaches town center. Jacksonville holds a diverse group of people and there's always something to do.