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Jacksonville Population


Jacksonville is the most populous city in the Florida state of U.S. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast, making it the 12th most populous city in the U.S. Jacksonville is located on the banks of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean proved instrumental to the growth of the city and its industry. Jacksonville population in 2021 is estimated to be 934,477, The city has a total area of 874.3 square miles (2,264 km2), making Jacksonville the largest city in land area in the contiguous United States.

YearPopulationChange %
2020 *922,6271.22
2021 *934,4771.3
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

Jacksonville city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearJacksonville Population
Source:, 1950 to 1935 Jacksonville city Population(UA)

Jacksonville Size and Population

Jacksonville population in 2020 is estimated to be 922,627, Jacksonville Median age population is 36 years. 48.3% are Male, 51.7% are Female, Sex ratio 93.2 males per 100 females. 7% are under 5 years, 23% are 18 years and over, 13.7% are 65 years and over, 1.4% are 85 years and over.

436,155 are Male and 467,741 are Female, 63,065 are under 5 years, 207,509 are under 18 years, 124,132 are 65 years and over. Total housing units are 388,788.

Jacksonville Voting age population
650,686 are Citizen, 18 and over population out of these 310,486 are Male and 340,200 are Female. Percentage wise 47.7% are Male voters and 52.3% are Female voters.

Languages spoken in Jacksonville

Jacksonville population by language spoken at home are 679,558 Speak only English, 49,031 Spanish or Spanish Creole, 2,916 French (incl. Patois, Cajun), 3,042 French Creole, 1,183 Italian, 43 Yiddish, 1,533 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole, 2,103 German, 488 Polish, 435 Other West Germanic languages, 137 Scandinavian languages, 233 Greek, 2,098 Russian, 3,758 Serbo-Croatian, 799 Other Slavic languages, 102 Armenian, 983 Persian.

1,006 Hindi, 993 Gujarati, 287 Urdu, 1,439 Other Indic languages and 3,081 Other Indo-European languages.

2,506 Chinese, 698 Japanese, 1,260 Korean, 500 Laotian, 1,137 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian, 17 Hmong, 768 Thai, 9,122 Tagalog, 4,266 Vietnamese and 4,965 Other Asian languages.

1,060 Other Pacific Island languages, 16 Navajo, 53 Other Native North American languages, 86 Hungarian, 4,526 Arabic, 83 Hebrew, 1,836 African languages and 99 Other and unspecified languages.

Ethnic groups

Jacksonville population by race are, 524,891 are White, 277,151 are Black or African American, 3,195 are American Indian and Alaska Native, 409 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. 43,394 are Asian, out of these 10,649 are Asian Indian, 4,379 are Chinese, 14,731 are Filipino, 1,442 are Japanese, 668 are Korean, 6,661 are Vietnamese, 4,864 are Other Asian. 94,158 are Hispanic or Latino (of any race), out of these 17,273 are Mexican, 26,895 are Puerto Rican, 12,702 are Cuban and 37,288 are Other Hispanic/Latinos.

Jacksonville History

In 1562, French explorer Jean Ribault explored St. Johns River and erected a stone column at the river's mouth, claiming the newly discovered land for France. Jacksonville area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, It is one of the earliest European settlements in the United States. France and Spain both were defeated by the British in the French and Indian War. During the war the British had defeated the Spanish in Cuba and occupied the island, whereas Florida had hardly seen any fighting. As part of the negotiations between the two nations in the aftermath of the war, Spain would cede Florida to Great Britain in exchange for the return of Cuba. The British agreed and Florida was ceded to the United Kingdom in 1763. The British soon constructed the King's Road connecting St. Augustine to Georgia. British after being defeated in the American Revolutionary War(1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence. Britain returned control of this territory to Spain in 1783. Spain ceded the Florida Territory to the United States in 1821, American settlers on the north side of the Cow Ford decided to plan a town, laying out the streets and plats. They named the town Jacksonville, after celebrated war hero and first Territorial Governor Andrew Jackson (later U.S. President, Andrew Jackson was an American soldier who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837).

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