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What Bert Has To Say About Jacksonville Metro Area

Jacksonville is located near the Atlantic Coast at the mouth of the New River. The 153,000-acre Camp Lejeune marine base is the mainstay of the local economy and lifestyle, and accounts for about half of the 70,000 Jacksonville city residents. The military presence gives a stable economy but little growth opportunity. The area is also known for boating and water sports. Cost of living is quite low and the winter climate is attractive, but the economy isn’t very diverse and area has few other cultural and service amenities. It is quite isolated by geography, road structure and distance from other North Carolina cities; Raleigh is about 130 miles northwest.


Quick Facts About Jacksonville

    The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jacksonville jobs have Increased by 0.14 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jacksonville's cost of living is 8.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Jacksonville's population is 69,393 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.40 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Jacksonville is $124,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.
    Jacksonville public schools spend $8,369 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Jacksonville.

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