Jacksonville and its six surrounding counties make up the area called Florida's First Coast, so named because it is located on the Atlantic Coast in the northeast corner of Florida, and was the first coast of Florida to be settled by the Europeans.
The metropolitan area is now the 40th largest in the U.S. and the region has a total population of more than 1.3 million. The population is significantly younger than all other major Florida cities, with a median age under 36.
Two-thirds of the 50 million consumers in the Southeastern United States are located within 600 miles, and the First Coast's two deep water ports give access to all global markets.
The region's success is attributable to the future-focus of its leaders. The result is a community where preservation of our natural resources is in balance with the demands of a growing metropolitan area. Creating an ideal setting for businesses to thrive and a wonderful place to live.
|Total Population 2018||1,532,660|
|Projected Population 2021||1,613,220|
|Population Growth Since 2010||13.13%|
|0 - 19||22.6%|
|18 - 24||8.7%|
|25 - 34||14.4%|
|35 - 44||12.7%|
|45 - 54||13.5%|
|55 - 64||13.1%|
|65 - 74||9.2%|
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