US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Duval County, Florida

32202, 32204, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32216, 32217, 32218, 32219, 32220, 32221, 32222, 32223, 32224, 32225, 32226, 32244, 32256, 32257, 32258, 32259

"The Bold New City of the South," "The River City by the Sea," "The River City"

Page Contents for Jacksonville, Florida

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Jacksonville is approximately 805,605 (2007), 821784 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 267,148 (1990), 323106 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jacksonville is 1964.95 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jacksonville is 758.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 314.23 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jacksonville to Washington DC is 649 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 157 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jacksonville is positioned 30.33 degrees north of the equator and 81.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Jacksonville average annual rainfall is 52 inches per year
Jacksonville average annual precipitation is 52.4 inches peryear.
Jacksonville average temperature is 72.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 58 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 78 degrees F.


on the northeast corner of Florida near the Georgia border. It is near the mouth of the St. Johns River. The river flows north for 310 miles and empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Mayport.
Return to Index


temperate year-round with 220 sunny days! There are mild winters and hot summers with high humiditycreating a high heat index during hot weather. Daily thunderstorms are common in the summer afternoons. Occasional freezing temperatures may occur in winter. Snow does fall, but it is very rare and usually melts upon touching the ground. Hurricanes rarely cause a problem in the area but the hurricane conditions do reach the city from other parts of the stte.
Return to Index


moderate. Here is a weather page for the Jacksonville area.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Jacksonville was named for General Andrew Jackson, the territory's first military governor.

The Timucuan Indians were the actual first "settlers" of this area. Next came the Spanish in 1513 with the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon. The French came to what is now Jacksonville and built Fort Caroline in 1564. They lost the area only a year later to the Spanish, who built a settlement in St. Augustine. In 1738, just north of St. Augustine, Fort Mose was established as the first community of freed black slaves in the USA.

By 1821, Florida became a US Territory and only a year later, at "Cowford" a portion of the St. Johns River where cows were ferried across, Jacksonville was founded, named for Andrew Jackson. By the mid-1800's, Jacksonville was touted as the winter playground for those in the cold northern portions of the country. They called it the "winter city in summerland." Tourists came from all over to take in the warm sunshine and wonderful climate.

In 1901 a terrible fire burned 2,368 buildings in the downtown Jacksonville area. Though an awful disaster, it helped the downtown area to renovate and improve the city. Though it experienced the same downturns during the depression of the 1930's as the rest of the country, it also experienced great resilience after World War II. In 1968, the city and county joined together which made the largest city in the contiguous 48 states - geographically.

A history page for Jacksonville.

historical places to see in the area.
Return to Index


Jacksonville is the largest city in the lower 48 states in the United States with 758.7 square miles. Sitka, Alaska is the largest city in land area overall. Jacksonville is the largest city in size in Florida, but also the most populated with more than twice the number of people than the city of Miami. (3-2001)

Some of the things to see and places to go in Jacksonville are:
Our 20+ miles of white, wonderful beach are nearby, Cummer Gallery of Art and the formal gardens, Jacksonville Zoological Park, Jacksonville Museum of Science and History and the Fort Caroline National Memorial.

Jacksonville has over 14,000 hotel rooms and over 1,000 restaurants!

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

The Jacksonville Suns
An AA minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers

Jacksonville, Florida is home to Alltel Stadium which is home to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL Pro Football team

The Friendship Fountain
This attraction was built in 1965 and is known as the World's Tallest and Largest fountain.

First port of entry for the Holy Bible
Home of the Western Hemisphere's longest CONCRETE Cable-stayed bridge (Napoleon Bonapardte Broward Bridge)
Site of the first recorded Christian Prayer in the New World
Site of the OLDEST civilization in North America
The oldest skyscraper in Florida is located here (Dyal-Upchurch building)

Here is a photo gallery of Jacksonville.
Return to Index

Jacksonville City Government

Official Site for Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville and Duval County merged in 1968, so Jacksonville's government structure consists of a single entity covering all of Duval County with the exception of the beach communities (Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach) and Baldwin

Jacksonville is the largest city in land area in the contiguous United States.with 841 square miles.

Jacksonville Chamber

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
email the chamber -

Jacksonville Organizations

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
email the chamber -

Jacksonville Schools

Duval County Public Schools
1701 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Phone: (904) 390-2000

Clay County Public Schools
Phone: 904-284-6500
FAX: 904-284-6525
Postal address
900 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043


Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Jones College
Phone: 904-743-1122
FAX: (904) 743-4446

Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Phone: 904-744-3950

University of North Florida
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road, South
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Phone: 904-620-1000

Webster University North Florida
6104 Gazebo Park Place South S#2
Jacksonville, Florida
Phone: 904-268-3037
Private Graduate School offering MBA/MA Degrees with two great locations (METRO and NAS JAX). Jacksonville


Jacksonville has a median age of 32.7

The population of Jacksonville was:
1990 - 635,230
1999 - 695,877
2000 -
2007 - 805,605

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search