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Jacksonville Metro Area, Florida 0 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture


-Crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Jacksonville Metro Area

Jacksonville is a large commercial and financial center with the most “northern” feel among large cities in Florida. Modern skyscrapers line a well-defined downtown and waterfront area, and the city spreads in all directions and especially south and west from there. It is ultimately a mix of Northern, Southern, and Florida cities, prosperous and water-loving and culturally conscious with not too much tourism. The economy is diverse, with an assortment of banking and financial institutions, a bustling port, and large corporates like BellSouth and CSX. Sprawling and fairly unattractive residential areas surround downtown, and the population has relatively low educational attainment.


Quick Facts About Jacksonville

    The unemployment rate in Jacksonville Metro Area is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jacksonville Metro Area jobs have Increased by 4.29 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jacksonville Metro Area's cost of living is 4.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Jacksonville Metro Area's population is 1,349,130 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 20.35 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Jacksonville Metro Area is $139,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.50 percent.
    Jacksonville Metro Area public schools spend $9,721 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17 students per teacher in Jacksonville Metro Area.

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