Jacksonville: Geography and Climate

Jacksonville is located in the northeast corner of Florida on the banks of the St. Johns River, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The city has four distinct seasons: cool in spring and fall, mild in winter, and warm in summer with plenty of sunshine year round. There was only one serious hurricane in the twentieth century (Hurricane Dora in 1964) as natural phenomena form a weather shield for the area.

Area: 758 square miles (2000)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 71 feet

Average Temperatures: January, 53.5° F; July 81° F; annual average, 68.0° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 51.3 inches