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Overview

Introduction to Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau county, is 26 miles NE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

Fernandina Beach History

There are at least two different stories behind the naming of Fernandina Beach. According to one, it was named in the honor of one of the earliest land owners, Domingo Fernandez. The other legend suggests that the name was based upon the earlier name of Cuba. It is said that the Tories took refuge on this island when Britain had lost control of its colonies. It also functioned as a smuggler’s port when bringing slaves into the country had become illegal.

Fernandina Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Fort Clinch State Park.
  • Amelia Island Lighthouse.
  • Egans Creek Greenway.
  • Central Park.

Things To Do In Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach is a secluded area. It is still comparatively undiscovered. The popular activities of this area include fishing, shelling, swimming, sailing, boating and wind surfing. Couples can avail of sunset cruises. One can also ride horse-drawn carriages. The city has a water park, as well as facilities for sports like golf and tennis. There are nature trails, campsites and swimming pools as well.

Fernandina Beach Transportation

Jacksonville International Airport provides access to air transportation.

Fernandina Beach Higher Education

College education is available from nearby Florida Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,156
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens29.4%
Employed Population 16+5,034
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.8%
Median Earnings25+$33,930
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,734

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,561
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,160
Median House Value$275,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.8%
English14.7%
Irish10.2%
Italian5.2%
French Except Basque3.3%
Polish3%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
German0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Fernandina Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes32034
P.O. Box Zip Codes32035
Phone Area Codes904
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.65
Approximate Longitude-81.44

Fernandina 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)

StationFERNANDINA BEACH
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp58 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 78 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationJACKSONVILLE INTL AP
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 64 F
Apr Temp55 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationMAYPORT PILOT STN
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 64 F
Apr Temp59 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 80 F
Annual Precip41 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Beach13,089$86,375
Callahan1,203$40,625

Fernandina Beach Public Libraries

Nassau County Public Library System
25 N. 4TH ST.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
(904) 548-4862

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Fernandina Beach Hospitals

Baptist Medical Center - Nassau
(Non-profit)
1250 S 18th St
(904) 321-3501

Fernandina Beach Public Schools

Emma Love Hardee Elementary
2200 Susan Dr
ZIP: 32034
(904) 321-5974
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Fernandina Beach High School
435 Citrona Dr
ZIP: 32034
(904) 261-5713
Other
Total Enrollment 918
Fernandina Beach Middle School
315 Citrona Dr
ZIP: 32034
(904) 321-5867
Middle
Total Enrollment 631
Nassau Virtual Franchise
1201 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 32034
(904) 491-9913
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Nassau Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
1201 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 32034
(904) 491-9913
Other
Nassau Virtual Instruction Program
1201 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 32034
(904) 491-9886
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Nassau Virtual Instruction Program (district Provided)
1201 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 32034
(904) 491-9913
Primary
Southside Elementary School
1112 Jasmine St
ZIP: 32034
(904) 321-5870
Primary
Total Enrollment 540

Fernandina Beach Private Schools

Amelia Island Montessori School
1423 Julia St
ZIP: 32034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Faith Christian Academy
96282 Brady Point Rd
ZIP: 32034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
St Michael's Academy
228 N 4th St
ZIP: 32034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
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