Duval County, Florida
Duval County is in the northeastern Florida region along with Baker, Clay, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, and Flagler counties. The current largest industries are trade, transportation, and utilities; professional and business services; and education and health services. Target industries for Duval County are advanced manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, finance and insurance services, headquarters, and information technology. Duval County is home to Jacksonville, one of Florida's largest cities. Jacksonville houses Naval Air Station Jacksonville, which brings many government jobs to the area. The University of North Florida is also located in Jacksonville.
Major private sector employers for Duval County are Baptist Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Mayo Clinic, Citi, and CSX. The largest public sector employers are Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Duval County Public Schools, Mayport Naval Station, and the City of Jacksonville.
Duval is a popular locale for business and corporate headquarters because it has a number of transportation links. Automobile highways include I-10, I-95, the I-295 Bypass, and numerous others. Not only does Jacksonville have major railroads, but CSX Railroad is headquartered in the city. The Port of Jacksonville is the third-busiest in the state, and Jacksonville International Airport is number seven among Florida airports. The city also has smaller airports to serve general aviation needs, including Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport, Herlong Recreational Airport, and Cecil Airport. The county has a median income above the state median and an average lower cost of living, too.
Duval County?s historic location where the St. John?s River meets the Atlantic Ocean makes for prime waterfront. Tourists and residents can take advantage of the beaches and fishing as well as other maritime recreation, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and surfing. The area also offers arts & culture options in the form of museums, art galleries, the symphony, and theater. Jacksonville is also a world-class golf destination with dozens of courses.
Duval County Florida Cities
There are 4 cities in Duval County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Duval County has a population of approximately 879,602 people. The population increased 1.8% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Duval County is 762.19 square miles and had a population density of 1133.9 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 389,434 housing units in Duval County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Duval County has a 63.2% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Duval County's medium household income in 2011 was $49,964, which is higher than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
14.9% of the population in Duval County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Duval County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Duval County
Duval County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Duval County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $43,464 million, Duval County's economic activity represents 6.89% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$17,206||39.6%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$1,719||4.0%|
Duval County Regional Comparisons
Duval County is located in Northeastern Florida. This region is responsible for 8.7% of Florida's economic activity. Duval County represents 79.6% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|St. Johns County||202,188||$3,952||6.4%||$64,153||91,348||$279,700|
Duval Real Estate
There are 317,188 properties in Duval County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||410||$250,000||$76||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||3,611||1.14||2||$8,452,700||$324||March 1st, 2013||April 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||14,694||$94,850||$55||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Duval County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Duval County are classified as Commercial. 410 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $795,462,700. The median sales price was $250,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Duval County was $338 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $76/ft and C Class $20/ft.
Government Real Estate in Duval County, Florida
3,611( 1.14%) of the properties in Duval County are classified as Government. 2 of them sold between March 1st, 2013 and April 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $16,905,400. The median sales price was $8,452,700. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Duval County was $324 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Duval County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Duval County are classified as Residential. 14,694 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $4,583,738,100. The median sales price was $94,850. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Duval County was $110 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $55/ft and C Class $18/ft.
Duval Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||185||10,103,939|
|Sports & Entertaining||187||2,320,628|