The City of Jacksonville ranks as the 14th largest city in the United States in population with more than 800,000 residents.

The Jacksonville metropolitan area, which includes three beach cities and Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns counties, has a population of more than 1,000,000 residents.

Jacksonville covers 841 square miles (217,559 hectares).

Joint management agreements with national and state park services give Jacksonville the largest urban park system in the United States.

Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) is 15 minutes from downtown by car. It is served by 15 major and regional airlines that offer 250 daily flights to and from most major cities in the country and is an international gateway.

By air, Jacksonville is ...

  • 60 minutes from Atlanta
  • 45 minutes from Orlando
  • Two hours and 15-minutes from New York
  • Nine hours from London

Four modern seaport facilities, including America's newest cruise port, make Jacksonville a full-service international seaport. JAXPORT's three marine terminals handled a total of 8 million tons of cargo and more than 518,000 vehicles in fiscal year 2010, making JAXPORT the second largest import and export automobile center in the United States.

Shippers can take advantage of Jacksonville's location at the crossroads of three major railroads (CSX, Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway).

Two major Interstate Highways–I-95 and I-10–converge in Jacksonville.   Additionally, I-75 is only 60 miles west of downtown Jacksonville.

Four major U.S. Highways- U.S. 1, U.S. 17, U.S. 90 and U.S. 301 go through.

By car, Jacksonville is ...

  • 40 minutes from Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island
  • 35 minutes from historic St. Augustine
  • Two and a half hours from Orlando (Disney World)
  • Six hours from Atlanta