Jacksonville, FL

The Jacksonville MSA is a five county metro area located in northern Florida, with the anchoring city of Jacksonville, which is the most populated city in the state. It also has the largest land mass of any city in the continental United States.

Jacksonville is a port city in the northeastern Florida. It is the largest port in the south, and one of the largest ports in the nation. Jacksonville, the anchor city of the Jacksonville MSA, has one of the highest percentages of its population living in the metropolitan area's anchor city in the country.

Total Population: 1,449,481

(An increase of 7.72 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 103,854
  • Language Spoken at Home - 138,096

Quick Facts

  • Jacksonville is the most populated city in the state of Florida, and is the 12th most populated city in America.

  • Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States at over 840 square miles.

  • Jacksonville has the largest deep water port in the South, as well as the second largest on the East Coast.

  • Approximately fifteen percent of the population of the Jacksonville metro area speak a language other than English at home.

  • Asians are the area's largest ethnic group, comprising approximately 40% of the foreign-born population.

  • The greater Jacksonville area is estimated to have the country's tenth largest Arab population.

  • The greater Jacksonville area has the largest Filipino population in the state of Florida.

  • Jacksonville has one of the top ten largest Bosniak populations in the country at over 3,000 people.


Jacksonville's immigrant population has steadily increased since the early 1990's. The city has seen significant increases in its European, Latino, and Asian immigrant populations. It is estimated that by 2050 approximately one quarter of the population will be foreign-born. Because Jacksonville is a port city that is relatively close to South America and the Caribbean Islands, the Latino population in the city has grown at a steady rate. Jacksonville welcomes large numbers of immigrants from Islands such as Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. The influx of Latin American immigrants is a large reason for the recent increase in the city's foreign-born population.

The largest ethnic group in Jacksonville are Asians. Over the past two decades, the Asian immigrant population has more than doubled. Many of these immigrants come from southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, and the Philippines, which are two of the largest people groups in the metro area. With a decent job market, and an affordable rate of living, the steady flow of immigrants from Asian countries is expected to continue on into the future.

People Group Highlights

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PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
BosniakBosnia and HerzegovinaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam12,000
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana4,183
Albanian, ToskAlbaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam - Sunni1,852
Arab, Palestinian (Muslim)IsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,784
Arab, IraqiIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia1,682
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,315
Arab, Syrian (Muslim)SyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni1,034
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism855
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam824
Arab, Lebanese (Muslim)LebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni781
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic11,777
CubanCubaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic5,401
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic4,549
HaitianHaitiAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity3,947
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,994
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,555
JamaicanJamaicaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity2,412
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism2,041
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant1,980
Arab, Syrian (Christian)SyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox1,964
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,894
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,820
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,568
PeruvianPeruAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,531
Arab, Lebanese (Christian)LebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Roman Catholic1,391

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