Jacksonville, Florida

city in Florida, United States

Jacksonville is a big city in Florida, on the east coast. In 1968, it combined with [[Duval]] County to become one area. It is now the largest city by land area in the United States. After the merger, the city's population grew to about 971,319, with Duval County having around 1 million people.

City of Jacksonville and Duval County
Flag of Jacksonville
Official seal of Jacksonville
"Jax",[1] "The River City",[2] The Bold New City of the South
Where Florida Begins, It's Easier Here
Location within Duval County
Location within Duval County
Jacksonville is located in Florida
Location within Florida
Jacksonville is located in the United States
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 30°20′13″N 81°39′41″W / 30.33694°N 81.66139°W / 30.33694; -81.66139[3]
CountryUnited States
FoundedJune 15, 1822; 202 years ago (June 15, 1822)
IncorporatedFebruary 9, 1832; 192 years ago (1832-02-09)
Consolidated[4]1968; 56 years ago (1968)
Named forAndrew Jackson
 • TypeStrong Mayor–Council
 • BodyJacksonville City Council
 • MayorDonna Deegan (D)
 • Total874.46 sq mi (2,264.84 km2)
 • Land747.30 sq mi (1,935.49 km2)
 • Water127.16 sq mi (329.35 km2)
Elevation16 ft (5 m)
 • Total949,611
 • Estimate 
(July 2022)[6]
 • Rank37th in North America
11th in the United States
1st in Florida
 • Density1,270.73/sq mi (490.63/km2)
 • Urban
1,247,374 (US: 40th)
 • Urban density2,175.9/sq mi (840.1/km2)
 • Metro1,733,937 (US: 39th)
Demonym(s)Jaxon, Jacksonvillian
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
  • 32099, 32201–32212, 32214–32241, 32244–32247, 32250, 32254–32260, 32266, 32267, 32277, 32290, 32246
Area code904
FIPS code12-35000
GNIS feature ID0295003[8]
WebsiteCity of Jacksonville

It is the biggest city in Florida, in the Southeast and outside Texas. The Jacksonville area, including Clay County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, and Baker County, has a population of about 1,733,937.

Jacksonville sits on the St. Johns River in northeastern Florida. It is around 12 miles south of Georgia and 350 miles north of [[Miami]]. The Jacksonville Beaches are nearby along the Atlantic coast. The area used to be home to the Timucua people and later was a French settlement called Fort Caroline.

Jacksonville became an important port due to harbor improvements in the late 19th century. Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and other military bases are located there. The city's economy relies on services like banking, insurance, healthcare, and logistics. Tourism is also significant, especially related to golf with the PGA Tour headquarters nearby.

People from Jacksonville are called Jacksonvillians or Jaxsons, which comes from the city's nickname, Jax.


  1. "PRICED OUT OF JAX: Jacksonville's rental crisis featured on 60 Minutes". ActionNewsJax. March 21, 2022. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  2. "A River Runs Through It". Jacksonville Historical Society. July 2021. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. "Consolidation". The Jacksonville Historical Society. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  5. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  6. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2022". Census.gov. US Census Bureau.
  7. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  8. "Jacksonville, Florida". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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