Jacksonville Beach 83 Exceptional
Jacksonville Beach Livability #117 ranked city in Florida#2,108 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas
A+ Jacksonville Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Jacksonville Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Florida
Jacksonville Beach
1088% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Jacksonville Beach cost of living
F Jacksonville Beach Crime Total crime is 60% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,04262% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2562% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Jacksonville Beach crime
B Jacksonville Beach Employment Household income is 32% higher than Florida
Median household income
$64,58017% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$47,78060% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%40% lower than the US average
Jacksonville Beach employment
B- Jacksonville Beach Housing Home value is 72% higher than Florida
Median home value
$287,20055% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,10416% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Jacksonville Beach real estate or Jacksonville Beach rentals
A Jacksonville Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
66%33% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:121% higher than the US average
Jacksonville Beach K-12 schools
A+ Jacksonville Beach User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Jacksonville Beach
Overall user rating
88% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Jacksonville Beach, FL

      Jacksonville Beach is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 22,519 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,071 people per square mile, Jacksonville Beach is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Jacksonville Beach is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Jacksonville Beach is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 70% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Jacksonville Beach can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Jacksonville Beach and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

      With a livability score of 79 out of 100, Jacksonville Beach is ranked #2,050 in the United States and #205 in Florida. This is a phenomenal score, as Jacksonville Beach ranks well in multiple categories! Another exciting tidbit, is that Jacksonville Beach ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Jacksonville Beach ranks well for amenities (A+), weather (A-), education (A), employment (B) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Jacksonville Beach. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F) and cost of living (D-).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Jacksonville Beach on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Jacksonville Beach: Adventure Landing, Jax Water Tours-Day Tours, and Jacksonville Beach.

      Knowing that the Jacksonville Beach schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 66%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Jacksonville Beach. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Jacksonville Beach are affordable. The median home price for Jacksonville Beach homes is $287,200, which is 72.2% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Jacksonville Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 32.4% higher than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Jacksonville Beach area were 1.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10%.

      Jacksonville Beach transportation information

      StatisticJacksonville BeachFloridaNational
      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.0%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.1%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home9.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Jacksonville Beach, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).