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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.


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Median household income
Local
$40,316
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jacksonville demographic reports
Jacksonville is on the St. Johns River.
Base for blockade runners during the Civil War.

During Reconstruction, became a popular winter resort.

City and county governments merged in the late 1960s, forming a single municipality. The downtown commercial district has undergone dramatic redevelopment.

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.

Public transportation: Jacksonville Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6,729. The number of murders and homicides was 92. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "The Manchurian Candidate"
· 1997 movie, "G.I. Jane"
· 1997 movie, "The Devil's Advocate"
Census 2000 highlights: At 757.7 square miles, Jacksonville is the second largest U.S. city, in terms of land area; 14th largest city in the U.S., by population
Well-known residents have included:
· Pat Boone, singer
· Paul Laurence Dunbar, poet
· Stephen Crane, writer
Local bands (past and present) have included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Limp Bizkit, Molly Hatchet
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jacksonville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverwalk, Jacksonville Beach, Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, Tree Hill
Jacksonville attractions: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville Zoo
Sports teams: Jaguars (NFL), Suns (minor league baseball), Barracudas (Southern Professional Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Science and History, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Museum of Southern History, Fort Caroline National Memorial, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Colleges and universities: Jacksonville University, University of North Florida
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 106

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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 32204 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jacksonville was $20,337, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Jacksonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Jacksonville festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Jacksonville include Avondale Historic District, Riverside Historic District, Springfield Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jacksonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.


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Libraries

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

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Media outlets

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.

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Duval County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jacksonville political report.

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Restaurants

Jacksonville restaurants taking online reservations include Crush Bistro, Matthew's Restaurant, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Jacksonville ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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