Recently, the United States Census Bureau released the population estimates for the nation’s largest cities, and it would appear that Jacksonville is getting passed in the population department by a good handful of towns and cities across the country. The reason for this may be due to the many foreclosures in Jacksonville, which could have artificially reduced the population numbers for the First Coast over the past several years. However, with as many property sales in Jacksonville as there are, we can expect our city to continue to grow and to regain its former population level in no time at all.
In fact, there are many who think that the city of Jacksonville will even begin to look more like a city, as so many Jacksonville residents are taking the initiative to move into the downtown area. Downtown has been under a great rejuvenation in recent years, and many people are finding ways to spend more time in the downtown area during the day and night. With recent events like One Spark and Jazz Fest, we expect to be hearing a whole lot more about development and population growth within the urban core of Jacksonville in coming years.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the most populous cities in the United States are New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, in that order. Coming in fourth is Houston and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rounds out the top five. While largest in the country by land mass, Jacksonville comes in on the top ranking list at number 13. With this recognition, we can expect to see more property sales in Jacksonville in the future!