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Jacksonville Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Jacksonville Area is 182,921. The Jacksonville Area population density is 201.92 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 181.17 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Jacksonville Area is white, which represent 74.57% of the total population. The average Jacksonville Area education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 182,921. #225

Population Density, #169

Jacksonville Area
201.92 per square mile
North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:136,405 (74.57%, #675)
Black:29,206 (15.97%, #165)
Hispanic:20,552 (11.24%, #240)
Asian:3,570 (1.95%, #212)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,662 (0.91%, #233)
One Race, Other:4,951 (2.71%, see rank)
Two or More Races:7,127 (3.90%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:10,054 (48.92%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:4,635 (22.55%, see rank)
Cuban:567 (2.76%, see rank)
Central American:2,044 (9.95%, see rank)
South American:1,406 (6.84%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:212 (5.94%, see rank)
Chinese:285 (7.98%, see rank)
Filipino:1,745 (48.88%, see rank)
Japanese:707 (19.80%, see rank)
Korean:191 (5.35%, see rank)
Vietnamese:35 (0.98%, see rank)
Asian, Other:395 (11.06%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

148,464 (81.16%) out of the total population of 182,921 reported first ancestry.

 Jacksonville Area% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab4720.26%, see rank0.34%0.56%
Czech5000.27%, see rank0.18%0.47%
Danish2870.16%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch2,6101.43%, see rank1.07%1.40%
English14,8378.11%, see rank9.75%8.02%
French6,2663.43%, see rank2.02%3.34%
German29,93016.36%, see rank10.69%15.03%
Greek5800.32%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian4940.27%, see rank0.26%0.46%
Irish25,19413.77%, see rank8.88%10.80%
Italian11,2636.16%, see rank3.06%5.52%
Norwegian1,2480.68%, see rank0.46%1.42%
Polish5,3342.92%, see rank1.39%3.01%
Portuguese5120.28%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian7520.41%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3,5551.94%, see rank2.68%0.99%
Scottish3,4231.87%, see rank2.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,1380.62%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish1,1990.66%, see rank0.55%1.27%
Swiss2990.16%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian3180.17%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American13,6277.45%, see rank12.51%7.12%
Welsh7720.42%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 98,843 (54.04%, see rank)
Females: 84,078 (45.96%, see rank)

Jacksonville Area
Male: 54.04%
Female: 45.96%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Jacksonville Area
25.90 years old
North Carolina
37.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Jacksonville Area
24.50 years old
North Carolina
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Jacksonville Area
28.50 years old
North Carolina
39.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Jacksonville Area% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years17,9719.82%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years12,2076.67%, see rank6.56%6.51%
10 to 14 years10,9405.98%, see rank6.65%6.59%
15 to 19 years12,9807.10%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years32,78917.93%, see rank7.13%7.13%
25 to 34 years32,73317.89%, see rank12.99%13.47%
35 to 44 years18,55910.15%, see rank13.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years16,8289.20%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years13,4037.33%, see rank12.30%12.29%
65 to 74 years8,5904.70%, see rank8.00%7.64%
75 to 84 4,5722.50%, see rank4.19%4.25%
85 years and over1,3490.74%, see rank1.61%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Jacksonville AreaNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population96,034, 100%6,495,047209,056,129
Less Than High School9,336, 9.72%, see rank14.59%13.67%
High School Graduate27,684, 28.83%, see rank26.86%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree41,337, 43.04%, see rank30.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree12,257, 12.76%, see rank18.24%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree5,420, 5.64%, see rank9.55%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.38, see rank13.4313.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Jacksonville Area North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,30875.49%24.51%71.10%28.90%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)17,66288.00%, see rank12.00%, see rank90.90%9.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)8,66690.60%, see rank9.40%, see rank92.04%7.96%90.60%9.40%
College13,27586.88%, see rank13.12%, see rank82.15%17.85%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,37570.69%, see rank29.31%, see rank65.79%34.21%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Jacksonville AreaNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households61,147, 100%3,742,514116,211,092
Average Household Size2.76, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households13,901, 22.73%, see rank27.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households47,246, 77.27%, see rank72.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)44,079, 72.09%, see rank66.40%66.22%
Average Family Size3.33, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family34,093, 55.76%, see rank48.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households17,068, 27.91%, see rank33.60%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Jacksonville Area%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total141,803see rank7,844,445252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over78,114100%, see rank3,778,356123,281,364
Never Married28,31036.24%, see rank33.73%35.77%
Married42,89054.91%, see rank54.33%52.04%
Widowed1,2361.58%, see rank2.62%2.57%
Divorced5,6787.27%, see rank9.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over63,689100%, see rank4,066,089129,692,771
Never Married13,70521.52%, see rank27.90%29.48%
Married38,53860.51%, see rank50.44%49.19%
Widowed4,2496.67%, see rank9.64%9.16%
Divorced7,19711.30%, see rank12.02%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Jacksonville Area%North CarolinaU.S.
Native175,42895.90%, see rank92.40%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence62,77134.32%, see rank57.79%58.73%
Born in Different State108,21159.16%, see rank33.52%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4,4462.43%, see rank1.08%1.42%
Foreign Born7,4934.10%, see rank7.60%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3,9812.18%, see rank2.46%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3,5121.92%, see rank5.14%7.09%
Born In Europe8260.45%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia2,6171.43%, see rank1.85%3.82%
Born In Africa2170.12%, see rank0.46%0.55%
Born In Oceania150.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America3,5961.97%, see rank4.28%6.83%
Born In Northern America2220.12%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Jacksonville Area%North CarolinaU.S.
English53,62487.70%, see rank89.22%79.39%
Spanish5,0038.18%, see rank6.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9321.52%, see rank2.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,2872.10%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other3010.49%, see rank0.54%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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