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The 2000 Census showed that Duval County had a population of 778,879 people. This represented 4.87% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Duval had a population of 857,040 people. This is an increase of 10.04% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010864,263+10.96%+0.84% since 2009
2009857,040+10.04%+0.46% since 2008
2008853,116+9.53%+0.5% since 2007
2007848,841+8.98%+0.8% since 2006
2006842,100+8.12%+1.36% since 2005
2005830,828+6.67%+1.12% since 2004
2004821,644+5.49%+1.16% since 2003
2003812,238+4.28%+1.19% since 2002
2002802,673+3.05%+1.47% since 2001
2001791,064+1.56%+1.56% since 2000
2000778,879The Last Census

Duval County had 329,778 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Duval County has a total area<3> of 918 square miles [2,378 km²]. Of this total, 773 square miles [2,003 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (15.74%) being water (144.6 square miles [374.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Duval County had a population density of 1,006 people per square mile [388.7 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Duval County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Duval and the state of Florida.

Click here for the Duval County QuickFact (QF-12031).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Duval County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Jacksonville BeachQF-123505022,05120,9905.05%
Atlantic BeachQF-120240013,16913,368-1.49%
Neptune BeachQF-12481006,7607,270-7.02%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Duval County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BakerQF-12003   W26,33622,25918.32%
ClayQF-12019   SW186,756140,81432.63%
NassauQF-12089   N70,57657,66322.39%
Saint JohnsQF-12109   SE187,436123,13552.22%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Duval. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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