Nassau County Florida Information

 

Fernandina Beach

 

 Census Bureau Info:  http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12089.html

From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida


Nassau County, FL Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.  
1840 1,892  
1850 2,164   14.4%
1860 3,644   68.4%
1870 4,247   16.5%
1880 6,635   56.2%
1890 8,294   25.0%
1900 9,654   16.4%
1910 10,525   9.0%
1920 11,340   7.7%
1930 9,375   −17.3%
1940 10,826   15.5%
1950 12,811   18.3%
1960 17,189   34.2%
1970 20,626   20.0%
1980 32,894   59.5%
1990 43,941   33.6%
2000 57,663   31.2%
2010 73,314   27.1%
Est. 2014 76,619 [4] 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 57,663 people, 21,980 households, and 16,528 families residing in the county.

The population density was 34/km² (88/sq mi). There were 25,917 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (40/sq mi).

The racial makeup of the county was:

According to the 2000 Census, the largest European ancestry groups in Nassau County were: 

There were 21,980 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 20.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with:

  • 25.00% under the age of 18,
  • 7.20% from 18 to 24,
  • 28.80% from 25 to 44,
  • 26.30% from 45 to 64, and
  • 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years.

For every 100 females there were 97.30 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,022, and the median income for a family was $52,477.

Males had a median income of $37,027 versus $25,443 for females.

The per capita income for the county was $22,836.

About 6.40% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

 

 

Economy[edit]

Nassau County’s economy is very diverse, ranging from agricultural activity (mostly in the form of tree farms) in the west and central areas, to a variety of activities closer to Amelia Island.

Much of the land used for tree farming is owned by Rayonier, a major employer in the area, and the owner of a large pulp mill in Fernandina Beach. Historically, tree farming, trucking, and pulp production have characterized a large portion of the local economy. However, extensive growth is occurring in the outlying small towns in the rural western area, and the home construction market is still quite strong.

Fernandina Beach has long been known for professional industries such as real estate, legal services, and medical care, and is also the closest city to two upscale resorts: the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Amelia Island Plantation.

In the central area of the county, a private tract of land known as White Oak Plantation was once owned by a wealthy family who ran the area as a private zoo, complete with exotic animals such as giraffes and large albino cats.

Numerous public figures, including former President Bill Clinton, have travelled to the resort in the past as a vacation spot.

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