Jacksonville, Florida

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Acceptable alternate names for zip code 32260:
Saint Johns

Local Area Code: 904  Time Zone: Eastern  DST: Y
Location: (by zip code) 30.077501 N, 81.580838 W
Population: (2000 census) = 735,617 (city)   Demographics
Median age: (2000 census) 33.8 yrs.
County: Saint Johns County
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Astronomical Dawn: 6:16 am
Sunrise: 7:36 am
Sunset: 6:43 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 8:04 pm

Local Time: 3:08 am   | 74°F / 97% RH  | 
Current Weather: A Few Clouds
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Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida.

In 1513, the Spanish led by Juan Ponce de Leon explored this area. In 1564, the French built Fort Caroline in what is now Jacksonville, establishing the first Protestant colony in America. In 1565, the Spanish defeated the French at Fort Caroline and built a settlement in nearby St. Augustine. In 1763, Spain ceded Florida to the British who then gave control back to Spain in 1783. In 1791, the first permanent settlement in modern Jacksonville was settled as Cowford. In 1821, the Florida Territory was ceded to the United States. In 1822, the city was renamed Jacksonville after General Andrew Jackson. Jackson was the first governor of the Florida Territory and later became President of the United States. In 1845, Florida achieved statehood and by then Jacksonville was an important port city.

On May 3, 1901, downtown Jacksonville was engulfed by a massive fire. Known as the "Great Fire of 1901" it began at a fiber factory. The end result left over 10,000 people homeless and destroyed nearly 2400 buildings.

The city of Jacksonville is located 163 miles ( 262 km )
--- heading 98o (east) from Tallahassee.

At the time of the 2000 census, the city of Jacksonville had a population of 735,617 living in 284,499 households. The median age was 33.8 yrs.

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Florida Profile



Name = Florida
Abbr = FL
Cap. = Tallahassee
Pop. (2000) = 15,982,378
Pop. (2010) = 18,801,310
Pop. (2015) = 20,271,272
Nick. = Sunshine State
Motto = In God we trust
Flower = Orange Blossom
Bird = Mockingbird
Tree = Sabal palmetto palm
Song = Our Folks at Home
Statehood = Mar. 3, 1845
Web = www.myflorida.com
Land Area = 53,927 sq.mi.
Highest Point = Britton Hill (345ft.)
Lowest Point = Atlantic Ocean
(Sea Level)

Area Code(s) = 239 305 321 
352 386 407 561 727 754 
772 786 813 850 863 904 
941 954 

Base State Sales Tax
6%

2012 Medium Income
$46,071

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Ron DeSantis

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