Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in the continental United States, located in northeastern Florida. It is a rapidly developing metropolis with a population of about 850 thousand inhabitants.
With its convenient location, mild climate, moderate cost of living, high levels of well-being and business-friendly legislation, Jacksonville is a popular location for business expansion and relocation. The city"s status as an intermodal transport hub and a leading distribution point, using an extensive transport network that enables sea, air, rail and road freight transport, is another reason for the city"s attractiveness in the field of entrepreneurship. Millions of tons of raw materials and finished products are transported through the city annually.
A fast-growing city, Jacksonville is renowned as a national leader in development management. The main goal of the local authorities is to harmoniously combine the development of commercial and residential development with transport and infrastructure opportunities, as well as with environmental protection policies.
One of Jacksonville"s many natural assets is an expansive urban park system – one of the largest in the country. Parks for an active and relaxing holiday, as well as conservation areas are a key factor in the high quality of life in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville"s growing population, strong economy, diverse cultural events and leisure opportunities, and a wealth of natural resources make Jacksonville one of the most dynamic and progressive cities in the United States.
Jacksonville can be proud of its exemplary school system, educational attainment and tertiary education.
Percentage of residents who have completed at least secondary education – 82.7%
Percentage of residents who received at least a bachelor"s degree – 21.9%
Geography and demography
Jacksonville is located on the banks of the St. John"s River, the longest river in the state (499 km), which flows into the Atlantic Ocean about 30 km from the city center.
Jacksonville Deepwater Port – the fourteenth largest in the United States – serves ships entering the port from all over the world.
River City (Jacksonville"s nickname) – the most populous city in Florida – is also the center of the state"s financial and insurance operations. More than 800 thousand people live in Jacksonville, while more than 1.1 million people live in the northeastern district itself.
Data from the US Census Bureau for Duval County: population in 2010 – 864 263 (population growth relative to the 2000 census – 85 384, which is 11%).
Florida"s first coastline has potential for development. In 1968, when the city was annexed to Duval County, Jacksonville, with an area of 1,353 km², became the largest city in the mainland. Between 2000 and 2010, the county"s population increased by more than 11%, proving the effectiveness of Jacksonville"s demographic policy.
Jacksonville has the lowest cost of living in both the state and the country. The cost of living is 92.6% of the national average; at the same time, prices for housing and utilities remain relatively low. The median age of Jacksonville residents is 36.3. According to the data of the State Sociological Survey, conducted in 2008, the average family income is $ 65.491, the average family income is $ 50.301.
Mayor of Jacksonville is Mr. Lenny Curry.
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