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 Profiles

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PG Name Country Of Birth Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
BosniakBosnia and HerzegovinaEurasian PeoplesIslam12,000
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana4,183
Albanian, ToskAlbaniaEurasian PeoplesIslam - Sunni1,852
Arab, Palestinian (Muslim)IsraelArab WorldIslam1,784
Arab, IraqiIraqArab WorldIslam - Shia1,682
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,315
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism855
Arab, Lebanese (Muslim)LebanonArab WorldIslam - Sunni781
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic11,777
CubanCubaLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic5,401
FrenchFranceEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic4,549
HaitianHaitiLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity3,947
GermanGermanyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,994
RussianRussiaEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,555
JamaicanJamaicaNorth American PeoplesChristianity2,412
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism2,041
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant1,980
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,894
ItalianItalyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,820
BrazilianBrazilLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,568
PeruvianPeruLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,531
Arab, Lebanese (Christian)LebanonArab WorldChristianity - Roman Catholic1,391
DominicanDominican RepublicLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,294
PanamanianPanamaLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity1,068