There are some things that you just can't compare. Holding Urban Jacksonville up against Manhattan just doesn't seem fair. Today, from the top of a double decker tour bus, Metro Jacksonville shares sights from America's premier urban center: New York.
New York Population 2006: 8,274,527 (City); 18,818,536 (Metro) - (incorporated in 1625)
Jacksonville Pop. 2006: 794,555 (City); 1,300,823 (Metro) - (incorporated in 1832)
City population 1950: Jacksonville (204,517); New York City (7,891,957)
City Population density 1950: Jacksonville (6,772); New York City (25,046)
Manhattan Photo Tour:
According to Walkscore, Manhattan's Murray Hill is New York's fifth most walkable neighborhood, scoring a 99 out of 100 with 25,091 residents.
Manhattan's Harlem was the center of black culture that became known as the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s.
Jacksonville's LaVilla, was known as the "Harlem of the South" from 1921-1971.