Jacksonville is the biggest city in Florida and the biggest city by territory in the contiguous United States. It is the area seat of Duval County. By means of consolidation gave Jacksonville it’s awesome size and put the vast majority of it’s metropolitan population inside the city limits; with an expected population of 853,382 in the year 2014, it is the most crowded city in Florida and the Southeast, and the twelfth most crowded in the United States. It is the key city in the Jacksonville metropolitan zone, with a population of 1,345,596 in the year of 2010.
It is in the First Coast locale of upper east Florida and is placed on the banks of the St. Johns River, around 40 km south of the Georgia state line and around 550 km north side of Miami. The city of Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjoining Atlantic coast. The zone was initially occupied by the Timucua individuals and in the year 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the oldest European settlements in which is presently the mainland United States. During the British rule, settlement developed at the slender point in the stream where dairy cattle crossed, also to be known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and the Cow Ford to the British. A platted town was built up there in 1822, a year later the United States picked up Florida from Spain; the name was given after Andrew Jackson, the first military legislative governor of the Florida Territory and the seventh President of the country.
POPULATION OF JACKSONVILLE IN 2016:
The city had a population of 829,065 in 2011, 836,608 in 2012, 842,583 in 2013, 853,382 in 2014 and 868,031 in 2015.
The available data indicates that the estimated population for the year 2016 is 875540.5.
Harbor upgrades following the late nineteenth century have made the city a noteworthy military and regular citizen profound water port. It’s riverine area encourages two United States Navy bases and the Port of Jacksonville, which is Florida’s third biggest seaport.
The City of Jacksonville, is a colossal flat plateau with a very high water table and surface lakes are extremely shallow. The US Geological Survey expresses that the most astounding point in Jacksonville is just 40 feet above sea level, making the territory defenseless to flooding and tempest surge. Soil composition is basically sand and mud instead of limestone, so not many sinkholes develop; however profound, vast width sinkholes happen.
Like a significant part of the south Atlantic region area of the US, the city has a sticky subtropical climate condition, with gentle climate amid winters and hot and damp climate amid summers. Regular precipitation is gathered in the hottest months from May through September, while the driest months are from November through April. Because of Jacksonville’s low latitude and seaside area, the city sees almost less cool climate and winters are ordinarily mellow and sunny. Summers can be hot and wet and summer rainstorms with heavy however small downpours are normal.
Jacksonville is the most crowded city in Florida and the twelfth most crowded city in the United States. Starting 2010, there were 821,784 individuals and 366,273 families in the city. The city has the nation’s tenth-biggest Arab population, with an aggregate population of 5,751 as indicated by the 2000 Census. It has Florida’s biggest Filipino American community, with 25,033 in the metropolitan territory as per the year 2010 Census. Quite a bit of Jacksonville’s Filipino community served in or has binds to the United States Navy. Jacksonville likewise has a substantial and developing Puerto Rican population.
The city is a rail, air and highway point of convergence and a busy port of passage, with Jacksonville International Airport, boat repair yards and broad cargo handling facilities. Lumber, phosphate, paper and wood mash are the key export products; vehicles and espresso coffee are among the imports. It’s manufacturing base gives only 4.5% of employments, versus 8.5% on a nationwide scale. As per the Forbes in the year 2007, Jacksonville, Florida positioned third in the main ten U.S. urban cities to migrate to discover a job. It was likewise the tenth quickest developing city in the U.S.