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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in Duval county, is 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

Jacksonville Beach History

Captain Jean Ribault, a Frenchman, claimed the First Coast area in 1562, but the area near Jacksonville Beach was first settled by the Spanish. In 1831, some fishermen and river pilots settled in this area, which was known as Hazard at that time. It was also established as a port around the same time. Jackson Beach got its first post office in 1884; at that time it was named Ruby. The name was changed to Pablo Beach in 1886. It was incorporated in 1907 and renamed Jacksonville Beach in 1925.

Jacksonville Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Pablo Historical Park.
  • Sea Walk Pavilion.
  • Adventure Landing.
  • Kennedy Space Center.
  • World Golf Village.

Things To Do In Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach has an awesome shoreline with a dazzling, sandy white beach. The most popular activities revolve around the beach and include swimming, boating, fishing, cycling and beach volleyball. There is an 18-hole golf course to keep golf enthusiasts occupied. Entertaining events are regularly organized at the Sea Walk Pavilion. Overall, Jacksonville Beach is an excellent vacation spot with the added advantage of having a number of major tourist spots in the neighborhood.

Jacksonville Beach Transportation

The area is served by the Jacksonville International Airport.

Jacksonville Beach Higher Education

Florida Community College offers opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,519
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+12,535
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.8%
Median Earnings25+$50,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,021
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,478

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,135
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone41.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,104
Median House Value$287,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.9%
German16.6%
Irish15.7%
English14.5%
Italian6.9%
Scottish3.8%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque3.5%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Canadian0.9%
Greek0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Jacksonville Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Duval County
Standard Zip Codes32250
P.O. Box Zip Codes32240
Phone Area Codes904
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.29
Approximate Longitude-81.39

Jacksonville Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationJACKSONVILLE BEACH
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 64 F
Apr Temp59 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp65 to 79 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationMAYPORT PILOT STN
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp46 to 64 F
Apr Temp59 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 80 F
Annual Precip41 inches
StationST AUGUSTINE WFOY
Distance26.5 miles
Jan Temp46 to 65 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 89 F
Oct Temp64 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Beach13,089$86,375
Jacksonville856,616$59,438
Neptune Beach6,817$100,250
Orange Park8,603$59,167

Jacksonville Beach Hospitals

Baptist Medical Center - Beaches
(Non-profit)
1350 13th Ave S
(904) 627-2900

Jacksonville Beach Public Schools

Duncan U. Fletcher Middle School
2000 3rd St N
ZIP: 32250
(904) 247-5929
Middle
Total Enrollment 1208
Florida Virtual Academy At Palm Beach County
2370-2 Third Street S
ZIP: 32250
(419) 549-8018
Other
Total Enrollment 149
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School
315 10th St S
ZIP: 32250
(904) 247-5942
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
San Pablo Elementary School
801 18th Ave N
ZIP: 32250
(904) 247-5947
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Seabreeze Elementary School
1400 Seabreeze Ave
ZIP: 32250
(904) 247-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 681

Jacksonville Beach Private Schools

Beaches Episcopal School
1150 5th St N
ZIP: 32250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 226
Montessori Tides School
1550 Penman Rd
ZIP: 32250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
St Paul Catholic School - Jacksonville Beach
428 2nd Ave N
ZIP: 32250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 532
The Noble Street School
1572 Penman Rd Ste 2&3
ZIP: 32250
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
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