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Income/capita 12%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 21%
IndexJacksonvilleFloridaNational
Income per capita$26,159$27,598$29,829
Median household income$48,256$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,848$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,706$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$32,458$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$26,781$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level17.0%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jacksonville is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jacksonville is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is 21% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jacksonville is 13% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,167$48,256$96,512
      City
      $32,596$48,900$97,800
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Jacksonville median earnings by income bracket

      Jacksonville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector8.1%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services7.3%12.1%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%13.7%
      Public administration5.5%3.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%4.1%
      Education, health & social services9.6%31.8%
      Other31.4%28.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,447$83,22950%
      Lakeside, FL31,201$54,7371%
      Nassau Village-Ratliff, FL4,994$53,6843%
      Orange Park, FL8,603$49,86910%
      Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL14,300$43,41522%
      Jacksonville, FL856,616$48,25613%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70159%
      Indianapolis, IN846,674$43,10122%
      Columbus, OH837,038$47,15615%
      Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8761%
      Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5991%
      Jacksonville, FL856,616$48,25613%
      Source: The Jacksonville, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).