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Overview

Introduction to Green Cove Springs, Florida

Green Cove Springs, Florida, in Clay county, is 23 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida The city is conveniently located inside the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

Green Cove Springs History

Green Cove Springs was originally inhabited by Native Americans who were attracted to the area because of the existence of a warm mineral spring in the area. George E. Clarke was the first person to take initiative in developing the area, which began when he built a sawmill here in 1816. It was incorporated in 1854 as White Sulfur Springs. It was renamed Green Cove Springs in 1866, and became a county seat in 1871.

Green Cove Springs and Nearby Attractions

  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
  • Kingsley Plantation.
  • Guana River State Park.
  • Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

Things To Do In Green Cove Springs

Historic sites such as the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens may be visited from Green Cove. Those interested in art may enjoy a visit to art galleries like the Erbco Art Gallery and the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art. Local parks include Worthington Park and Guana River State Park. At Guana River State Park, hiking, boating and fishing can all be enjoyed.

Green Cove Springs Transportation

Jacksonville International is the nearest major airport.

Green Cove Springs Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of North Florida, Saint Johns River Community College, Florida Community College, the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,205
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+2,578
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,576
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,839
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,482

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,250
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$839
Median House Value$133,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.4%
Irish11%
English8.2%
Italian2.8%
Danishn2.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish2%
German1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Polish0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Green Cove Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clay County
Standard Zip Codes32043
Phone Area Codes904
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude29.98
Approximate Longitude-81.67

Green Cove Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJACKSONVILLE NAS
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp45 to 64 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp63 to 79 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationFEDERAL POINT
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp48 to 67 F
Apr Temp58 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 81 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationHASTINGS ARC
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 82 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hastings752$55,357
Jacksonville856,616$59,438
Orange Park8,603$59,167
Palatka10,407$28,014
Penney Farms618$64,318
St. Augustine13,867$58,500

Green Cove Springs Hospitals

Kindred Hospital-north Florida
(Proprietary)
801 Oak St
(904) 284-9230

Green Cove Springs Public Schools

Charles E. Bennett Elementary School
1 S Oakridge Ave
ZIP: 32043
(904) 529-2126
Primary
Total Enrollment 832
Clay High School
2025 State Hwy 16 W
ZIP: 32043
(904) 529-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1402
Green Cove Springs Junior High School
1220 Bonaventure Ave
ZIP: 32043
(904) 529-2140
Middle
Total Enrollment 779
Lake Asbury Elementary School
2901 Sandridge Rd
ZIP: 32043
(904) 291-5440
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Lake Asbury Junior High School
2851 Sandridge Rd
ZIP: 32043
(904) 291-5582
Middle
Total Enrollment 1039
R. C. Bannerman Learning Center
608 Mill St
ZIP: 32043
(904) 529-2100
Other
Total Enrollment 188
Shadowlawn Elementary School
2945 County Road 218
ZIP: 32043
(904) 213-2036
Primary
Total Enrollment 688

Green Cove Springs Private Schools

Congregational Holiness Church School
2079 W Sr 16
ZIP: 32043
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Seamark Ranch
3631 Seamark Ranch Road
ZIP: 32043
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
St Jude Academy
409 Walnut St
ZIP: 32043
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
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