Jacksonville Beach population 21,362 City is 22 square miles giving us a population density of 2732 people per square mile. A little more crowded then I had thought! Or 10775 housing units at 1406 houses per square mile. YIKES! Jacksonville was originally inhabitated by Seminole Indians. Can you imagine if there were 21000 Indians? History might be a little different. The Town was originally designed to be a resort community with a post office, railway station and tent community (not my idea of resort. Unless it was Glamping) The town was named Ruby after the daughter of one of the first residents. They owned the owned and operated the Post Office and General Store. Later in 1886 the name was changed to Pablo Beach. I personally wish it would have stayed Ruby Beach. Later it was named Jacksonville Beach 1921 to emphasize a connection with Jacksonville. There is one notable fact I found on Wikipedia that because of the backlit from lights from Jacksonville Beach a German U-Boat was able to target and sink the SS Gulfamerica earling in WWII. After that the Govt understood the need to black out coastal cities. The Tanker SS Gulf America is 9 miles off the coast of Jacksonville and is known as the JaxBeach Wreck and is a popular fishing and diving spot. So, the next time if your out there say a prayer for the men that lost their lives there. There is a great website www.jaxfish.com with a lot of great information and facts about the waters.
Currently Jacksonville Beach information: Houses in Jacksonville Beach YTD Median Sales price is $223000.00. There are roughtly 138 homes for sale according to the NEFAR MLS. They range from $85,000.00 to $3,900,000.00. Here is a link to view them http://pub.realtyweb.net/link.html?ue0k02jgj63,14,1. If your looking for all Jacksonville www.propertyjax.com is a great search tool and my personal website!