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Overview

Introduction to Atlantic Beach, Florida

Atlantic Beach, Florida, in Duval county, is 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is considered part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

Atlantic Beach History

Atlantic Beach was a small and quiet seaside community till a railway station was built at the site. It was followed by the construction of the Continental Hotel. This was enough to spread the good word around, and Atlantic Beach became hot property. It got incorporated in 1926 with Harcourt Bull Sr. assuming duties as the first mayor. In 1987, the city acquired the Seminole Beach area and in 1996 it extended its boundaries to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Atlantic Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Dutton Island Preserve.
  • Neptune Beach.
  • Jacksonville Beach.
  • Amelia Island.
  • City of St. Augustine.

Things To Do In Atlantic Beach

The miles of white beaches along with a great climate throughout the year make Atlantic Beach an ideal vacation destination. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, boating, golfing and other sports. Around 65 acres of the city are dedicated to parks which are neatly maintained and offer facilities for a varied range of activities. The nature park, Dutton Island Preserve, has a fishing pier, hiking trails, and even a floating dock for canoes and kayaks.

Atlantic Beach Transportation

Jacksonvillle International Airport provides access to air travel.

Atlantic Beach Higher Education

Florida Community College provides the local area with adult education.

People

Total Population 12,961
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,108
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,899
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $1,152
Median House Value $318,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Atlantic Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida
County Duval
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 32224, 32233
Phone Area Codes 904
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.334
Longitude -81.398

Atlantic Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 65 to 79 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station MAYPORT PILOT STN
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 80 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Station ST AUGUSTINE WFOY
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 65 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 89 F
Oct Temp 64 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fernandina Beach 11,990 $61,699
Jacksonville 846,951 $58,185
Jacksonville Beach 22,149 $91,297
Neptune Beach 6,683 $101,326
Orange Park 8,545 $58,841

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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MARINE SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER
1347 PALMER STREET
904-247-5973
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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Historic Atlantic Beach

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Hotel Continental 1902

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Hotel Continental 1902

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