Information About Jacksonville

The total estimated population is 723,960. Density is low at 915 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 466,296; Black: 211,363; Asian: 20,084; Two or More Races: 14,026; American Indian: 2,362; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 406; Other Race: 9,423; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 29,589 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 694,371 (96%)

There are 42,798 foreign born residents, of which 47.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Philippines: 6,784; Bosnia: 1,992; Cuba: 1,921; Vietnam: 1,885; India: 1,786; Germany: 1,550; Canada: 1,548; U.S. Born: This State: 360,161; South: 152,811; Northeast: 71,998; Midwest: 61,389; West: 21,654;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Jacksonville Most Common US Birthplaces in Jacksonville

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 60,587 married couples with children and 34,078 single-parent households (6,288 men, 27,790 women).

The median household income is $39,881 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Florida: $38,819; Jacksonville: $39,881;

12% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Florida: 13%; Jacksonville: 12%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 255,347; Government: 43,718; Self-employed: 15,698; Unpaid family work: 796; Occupation: Sales and office: 110,421; Management, professional, and related: 105,651; Office and administrative support: 69,722; Professional and related: 59,634; Service: 47,179; Management, business, and financial operations: 46,017;

Work Types in Jacksonville Common Occupations in Jacksonville

The average commute time is 26 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 273,119; Car or truck (carpooled): 45,778; Public transportation: 6,995; Worked at home: 6,569; Walked: 6,090; Bicycle: 1,397; Motorcycle: 796;

Transportation to work methods in Jacksonville

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Jacksonville.

There are 304,149 housing units, of which 199,994 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 177,920; Renter: 102,349; Vacant: 23,880; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 134,608; Not Mortgaged: 43,312;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Jacksonville

The median single family home value is $85,552.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Florida: $1,004; Jacksonville: $825;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Florida: $551; Jacksonville: $507;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 16,716; 1940 to 1949: 21,552; 1950 to 1959: 43,876; 1960 to 1969: 45,882; 1970 to 1979: 51,626; 1980 to 1989: 62,444; 1990 to 1994: 29,622; 1995 to 1998: 24,955; 1999 to March 2000: 7,476;

0.7% of homes lack plumbing and 2.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 235,519; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 14,883; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 13,469; Utility Gas: 12,826;

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