Jacksonville is a consolidated city-county, home to over 842,500 residents, and is the largest city in the state of Florida by both population and by total area, and also the largest city in the contiguous U.S. by total area.
Jacksonville became a consolidated city-county in 1968, after residents decided to merge the city government with what was then Duval County. Jacksonville is a major military area, and is also a major U.S. port; the Port of Jacksonville is a major deep-water seaport and also the third-largest port in the state of Florida.
Jacksonville is one of the oldest cities in the state of Florida, with a founding date of 1791. This preceded the sale of Florida to the U.S. by almost thirty years. After it came under U.S. control, railroads were built to connect Jacksonville with the rest of the United States, causing a small population boom that lasted for a few years.
Jacksonville was hurt by the American Civil War, as it was a Confederate port blockaded by Union forces early in the war, though no major battles were fought there. After the war, Jacksonville saw resurgence, and the population again began to rise. Today, Jacksonville is a major U.S. city and the largest in Florida, and is one of the largest economic centers in the North Coast area of Florida.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Jacksonville typically reach into the low 90’s, though higher temperatures have been recorded. Overnight, lows tend to drop down into the low-to-mid 70’s. Winter months bring more mild temperatures, with highs usually reaching into the mid-to-upper 60’s and overnight lows dropping into the low-to-mid 40’s.
Jacksonville is a popular snowbird destination; residents of northern states will often buy winter homes in Jacksonville and other cities in Florida to enjoy the mild winter weather and escape the brutal New England or Great Lake winters. This usually helps keeps auto transport prices lower, since more carriers are willing to run routes through Florida to not only appease customers but also because the weather permits it.
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- City of Jacksonville Official Website: www.coj.net
- Jacksonville on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Florida
- The Official Guide to Jacksonville: www.visitjacksonville.com
- Jacksonville on City Data: www.city-data.com/city/Jacksonville-Florida
Jacksonville ZIP Codes Include:
32099, 32201, 32202, 32203, 32204, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32212, 32214, 32216, 32217, 32218, 32219, 32220, 32221, 32222, 32223, 32224, 32225, 32226, 32227, 32228, 32229, 32231, 32232, 32234, 32235, 32236, 32237, 32238, 32239, 32241, 32244, 32245, 32246, 32247, 32254, 32255, 32256, 32257, 32258, 32277