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Overview

Introduction to Neptune Beach, States

Neptune Beach, Florida, in Duval county, is 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida. The city, included in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, had 7,270 residents as of the 2000 census.

Neptune Beach History

Neptune Beach, named after the King of the Sea, Neptune, was originally a part of Jacksonville Beach. It continued to be so till the 1931, when the residents voted to incorporate the area as their own town. The place was given its present name in 1922 and in the same year, one of the residents constructed a private train station. Neptune Beach is a part of the community of Jackson Beaches.

Neptune Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Science & History
  • Big Talbot Island State Park
  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
  • Little Talbot Island State Park

Things To Do In Neptune Beach

The city of Neptune Beach has a number of museums located nearby such as the Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, the Museum of Science & History, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and the Spanish Quarter Museum. Some other attractions in the area are the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Jacksonville Zoo is a popular animal park that is the ideal location for a day trip with children and family. Shoppers can enjoy the the Atlantic Village Shopping Center. Churches in the area include the Christ Church, and First Missionary Baptist Church.

Neptune Beach Transportation

Air transportation facilities are availabe at the Jacksonville International Airport.

Neptune Beach Higher Education

Florida Community College at Jacksonville, The University of Florida, and Daytona Beach Community College offer opportunities for higher education.

People

Total Population 6,733
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,447
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,446
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,153
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,898

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,750
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,117
Median House Value $297,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 12%

Neptune Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida
County Duval
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 32266
Phone Area Codes 904
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.311
Longitude -81.396

Neptune 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 2 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 6.2 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 27.7 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
Atlantic Beach 12,840 $87,583
Jacksonville 837,533 $57,944
Jacksonville Beach 21,822 $78,571
Orange Park 8,472 $60,075
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Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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