Jacksonville, Florida Population 2024

1,000,135

Jacksonville is a city located in Duval County Florida. Jacksonville has a 2024 population of 1,000,135. It is also the county seat of Duval County.Jacksonville is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 5.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 951,707 in 2020.

The average household income in Jacksonville is $87,378 with a poverty rate of 14.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jacksonville is 36.3 years, 35.1 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida and the largest city by area in the contiguous U.S. Jacksonville is named for President Andrew Jackson.

Jacksonville Diversity and Religion Statistics

The largest ancestry groups in Jacksonville include German (9.6%), American (9.3%), Irish (9.0%), English (8.5%) and Italian (3.5%). Jacksonville is home to the 10th largest Arab population in the United States as well as the largest Filipino American community in Florida. A great deal of the Filipino community in the city has served in the U.S. Navy. There is also a large population of Puerto Ricans in the city.

The largest religious group in Jacksonville is Protestant, with about 365,000 Evangelical Protestants, 76,000 Mainline Protestants, and 57,000 Black Protestants and 1,200 congregations of various denominations. There are also 133,000 Catholics in the greater Jacksonville area, 15,000 members of the LDS Church, 8,500 Muslims, 6,000 Jews, 4,500 Hindus, 3,500 Buddhists and 650 Baha'is in the city.

Jacksonville Population Growth

Jacksonville is growing steadily, with a population growth of nearly 2% from 2010 to 2012. This trend is expected to continue as the local economy recovers from the housing crisis and recession.

The Jacksonville area has been inhabited for thousands of years, and some of the oldest pottery remnants in the U.S. have been discovered here. The area was occupied by the Mocama in the 16th century, with all Mocama villages in the area part of the chiefdom Saturiwa at the time of European contact.

European explorers first made their way through the region in 1562 when a French explorer chartered the St. Johns River. Two years later, Fort Caroline, the first European settlement, was established, although it was attacked by a Spanish force a year later and renamed San Mateo.

Spain ceded Florida to the British in 1763, and the King's Road was constructed to connect nearby St. Augustine to Georgia. Control of the territory was ceded back to Spain in 1783 after Britain was defeated in the Revolutionary War, and Florida was later ceded to the U.S. in 1821. The town was then constructed and named Jacksonville.

Jacksonville was a supply point for cattle and hogs during the Civil War to aid Confederate troops, although it was blockaded by the Union Army later, which gained control of the city in 1862. Later, Jacksonville became a winter resort for celebrities. It was also briefly the silent film capital of the world until Hollywood emerged.

During World War II, Jacksonville experienced quick urban sprawl and middle-class "white flight" as residents moved to the suburbs.

Jacksonville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jacksonville was:

  • White: 53.1%
  • Black or African American: 30.42%
  • Two or more races: 7.93%
  • Asian: 4.85%
  • Other race: 3.42%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
747.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,338.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.09% (48,428)
The current population of Jacksonville, Florida is 1,000,135 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 951,707.

Jacksonville, Florida Population 2024

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Jacksonville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White504,53453.1%
Black or African American289,09330.42%
Two or more races75,3897.93%
Asian46,1074.85%
Other race32,5313.42%
Native American1,8470.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander7020.07%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jacksonville Population by Race

Jacksonville Population Pyramid 2024

Jacksonville Median Age

36.3

Total

35.1

Male

37.7

Female

Jacksonville Adults

There are 735,222 adults, (136,937 of whom are seniors) in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jacksonville Sex Ratio

Female488,37051.4%
Male461,83348.6%

Jacksonville Population by Age

Jacksonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All375,8512.475743
Married150,4713.275.924.1
Non Family147,8371.2544.655.4
Female57,3853.3942.357.7
Male20,1583.254951
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3.14

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jacksonville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 51.26%.

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,897

Average Earnings

$49,047

Average Male

$38,740

Average Female

Jacksonville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jacksonville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jacksonville Language

83.92% of Jacksonville residents speak only English, while 16.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.74% of the population.

Jacksonville Language

Jacksonville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black281,89263,15222.4%
White448,48046,49110.37%
Hispanic104,70617,81617.02%
Multiple73,4589,23212.57%
Other31,8835,20416.32%
Asian45,5543,8988.56%
Native1,82538521.1%
Islander64810416.05%
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14.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.24%

Male Poverty Rate

16.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jacksonville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Black, with 22.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Asian, with 8.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.05%.

Jacksonville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.16%
High School16.14%
Some College10.6%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%
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Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.13%
Male Unemployed29.51%
Female Employed7.33%
Male Employed5.35%
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Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jacksonville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jacksonville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jacksonville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jacksonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jacksonville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jacksonville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

78,765

Number of Veterans

66,372

Male Veterans

12,393

Female Veterans

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Jacksonville Veterans by War

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Jacksonville Veterans by Age

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Jacksonville Veterans by Race

Jacksonville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jacksonville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jacksonville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jacksonville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jacksonville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.34%

Born in Jacksonville

87.96%

Native Born

12.04%

Foreign Born

5.17%

Non Citizen

6.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.96% of Jacksonville residents were born in the United States, with 48.34% having been born in Florida. 5.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jacksonville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,072,17514,4081.36%
20281,057,76714,4081.38%
20271,043,35914,4081.4%
20261,028,95114,4081.42%
20251,014,54314,4081.44%
20241,000,13514,4081.46%
2023985,72714,4081.48%
2022971,31914,4081.51%
2021956,9115,2040.55%
2020951,70738,1864.18%
2019913,5219,3511.03%
2018904,17010,9671.23%
2017893,20311,7011.33%
2016881,50215,1571.75%
2015866,34513,4381.58%
2014852,9079,8471.17%
2013843,0605,8120.69%
2012837,2487,5090.9%
2011829,7396,5930.8%
2010823,14687,52911.9%
2000735,617100,38715.8%
1990635,23094,31017.44%
1980540,92036,6557.27%
1970504,265303,235150.84%
1960201,030-3,487-1.7%
1950204,51731,45218.17%
1940173,06543,51633.59%
1930129,54937,99141.49%
192091,55833,85958.68%
191057,69929,270102.96%
190028,42911,22865.28%
189017,2019,551124.85%
18807,65073810.68%
18706,9124,812229.14%
18602,1001,100110%
18501,000
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Jacksonville Population by Year