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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.

People

Total Population 22,149
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 12,036
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,297
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,166
Median House Value $261,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 13.5%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jacksonville Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida
County Duval
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 32227, 32250
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32240
Phone Area Codes 904
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.294
Longitude -81.393

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)

Station JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 65 to 79 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station MAYPORT PILOT STN
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 80 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Station ST AUGUSTINE WFOY
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 65 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 89 F
Oct Temp 64 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jacksonville Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mayport (32227)

Maypt Nav Hou (32227)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Beach 12,961 $90,899
Jacksonville 846,951 $58,185
Neptune Beach 6,683 $101,326
Orange Park 8,545 $58,841

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jacksonville Beach Hospitals

BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER BEACHES
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1350 13TH AVE SOUTH
(904) 247-2900
Emergency Service: Yes

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