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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The coastal city of Jacksonville is primarily located in Duval County<1> and is the County Seat for Duval County. A portion of Jacksonville extends into Saint Johns County.

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 913,521 people<3> (see below for details).

Jacksonville was established in 1791.

The community of Jacksonville is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Jacksonville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Jacksonville: (904)

The ZIP codes for Jacksonville: 32099, 32201-32212, 32214-32232, 32234-32239, 32241, 32244-32247, 32254-32260, 32267, 32276-32277<5>

Websites for Jacksonville ...

Official Website:   www.coj.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jacksonvillechamber.org/

Junior League:   www.juniorleagueofjax.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 913,521 people. This is an increase of 11.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 821,784 people (or 95.08% of the total population of Duval County). This makes Jacksonville the county's most populous community.

The population of Jacksonville represents 4.37% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 821,784 people, the population of Jacksonville increased 11.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 735,617 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jacksonville.

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri (4), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jacksonville.

Communities near Jacksonville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jacksonville.

  • Jacksonville Beach [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville Beach
    • Jacksonville Beach [Duval County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,609 people
    • Former names for Jacksonville Beach:
    • Pablo Beach
    • Ruby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville Beach<7>
  • Atlantic Beach [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
    • Atlantic Beach [Duval County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic Beach<7>
  • Orange Park [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Park
    • Orange Park [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,777 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange Park<7>
  • Neptune Beach [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune Beach
    • Neptune Beach [Duval County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neptune Beach<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwin [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Duval County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwin<7>
    • Callahan [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callahan
      • Callahan [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callahan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Callahan<7>
    • Arlington [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Duval County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Jacksonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Normandy Village [Duval County]
    • Biscayne Village [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biscayne Village
      • Biscayne Village [Duval County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Jacksonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biscayne Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biscayne Village
    • Garden City [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Duval County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Jacksonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jacksonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jacksonville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jacksonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes 134 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jacksonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jacksonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jacksonville.

Adding Jacksonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jacksonville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jacksonville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jacksonville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jacksonville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jacksonville: www.coj.net/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Duval, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jacksonville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jacksonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jacksonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Jacksonville includes: 32099, 32201, 32202, 32203, 32204, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32214, 32215, 32216, 32217, 32218, 32219, 32220, 32221, 32222, 32223, 32224, 32225, 32226, 32227, 32228, 32229, 32230, 32231, 32234, 32235, 32236, 32237, 32238, 32241, 32244, 32245, 32246, 32254, 32255, 32256, 32257, 32258, 32259, 32267, 32276 & 32277.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3368, Longitude: -81.6698    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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