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Jacksonville is a city in Duval County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Andrew Jackson.
The latitude of Jacksonville is 30.331N. The longitude is -81.655W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 773,781.
During Reconstruction, became a popular winter resort.
Local lawyer and educator James Weldon Johnson wrote the poem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in 1900. After his brother set the words to music, the song became known as a black national anthem.
City and county governments merged in the late 1960s, forming a single municipality. The downtown commercial district has undergone dramatic redevelopment.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jacksonville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Duval County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jacksonville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32207 ZIP code.
10% of Jacksonville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jacksonville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jacksonville was $20,337, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Jacksonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Jacksonville include Avondale Historic District, Riverside Historic District, Springfield Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Jacksonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.
Libraries in Jacksonville include Bartram Trail Branch Library, Bradham Brooks Northwest Branch, Brentwood Branch, Brown Eastside Branch, Dallas Graham Branch, Highlands Branch, Jacksonville Public Library System, Mandarin Branch, Murray Hill Branch, Regency Square Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jacksonville include Florida Times-Union
TV stations in Jacksonville include WAWS, WBXJ-CA, WJCT, WJEB, WJKF-CA, WJWB, WJXT, WTEV, WTLV.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WJCT-FM.
Duval County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jacksonville political report.
Jacksonville restaurants taking online reservations include Crush Bistro, Matthew's Restaurant, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Jacksonville ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Jacksonville workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 324 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jacksonville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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Cons: This place is ever so slightly better than the 7th plane of hell...
This is a good place to leave.
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