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The population of Jacksonville, a consolidated city-county, is 859,421, encompassing 94% of Duval County’s total population of 904,408.
Among the remaining municipalities:
• Atlantic Beach: Population 13,819
• Baldwin: 1,605
• Jacksonville Beach: 22,749
• Neptune Beach: 7,377
Between April 1, 2000, and July 1, 2008, Duval County’s population grew by about 9%, compared to the state average of 14.7%. Growth in neighboring bedroom counties like Flagler and Clay, however, far outstripped the state average (Flagler, 83.1%; Clay, 31.2%).
• White: 63.7% • Black: 31% • Hispanic: 5.9%
Only 8.2% of the city’s population is foreign-born. Slightly more than a third of that group was born in Asia; slightly more than a third was born in Latin America.
Almost half of the city’s population was born in Florida.
Only 11% of the population speaks a language other than English at home. Among that group less than half speak Spanish — 56% speak some other language.
Between 2005-07, only 7% of the city’s population was composed of people who moved there from outside the county.
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Duval County 2008 Election
• McCain: 50.5% • Obama: 48.6% • Other: 0.8%
Jacksonville has a slightly higher percentage of non-family households — households with members who are unrelated by birth, marriage or adoption — than other Florida communities.
About 9.4% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 12% of those age 65 or over.
• Southern Baptist Convention: 41.7% (many in large evangelical congregations)
• Catholic: 18.9%
• Other religions: 14%
• United Methodist: 8.3%
• Presbyterian: 3.9%
• Episcopal: 3.8%
• Churches of Christ: 2.1%
• Assemblies of God: .3%
Avondale/Riverside — Historic neighborhods along the river southwest of downtown; 1920s-style upper-income homes, ranging from bungalows to quasi-mansions
Westside — Generally blue-collar, middle-class area with an agricultural and manufacturing heritage
Springfield — Gentrifying area just north of downtown with many historic homes
San Marco — “Artsy,” mostly upscale area south of downtown that includes a diverse mix of residents and buildings, including apartments and condos, an entertainment area and mansions on the river
Arlington — First-tier suburb developed mostly in the 1960s and 1970s, mostly middle-class homes
Northside — Traditionally blue-collar area, slower-paced with much undeveloped land
Beaches — The beach communities tend toward low-rise development with more beachfront houses and fewer condos than elsewhere in Florida
Southeast — Fast-growth area including many newer suburbs and shopping centers that have sprung up on formerly forested land between downtown and the beaches; home to the San Marco neighborhood
The St. Johns River is one of the city’s greatest natural assets.