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Fernandina Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fernandina Beach had a population of 12,171 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fernandina Beach is located at latitude 30.6587 and longitude -81.4492 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fernandina Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Fernandina Beach (GNIS ID: 2403607) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fernandina Beach is located within Fernandina Beach CCD of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fernandina Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fernandina Beach: Amelia Beach, Egmont Town, Fernandina.

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Fernandina Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,171
Daytime Population: Workers 6,020
Daytime Population: Residents 7,060
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,080
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 11,984
Population in Familes 8,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density2 1,091
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $57,199
Average Household Income $83,116
Per Capita Income $37,315


Total Housing Units 7,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,472 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,970 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,066 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $288,753
Average Home Value $381,027


Total Households 5,442
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,334
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.88%
Households 0.56% 0.83%
Families 0.44% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Fernandina Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fernandina Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 286 69th
Population Density # 564 39th
Diversity Index # 563 39th
Median Household Income # 259 72nd
Per Capita Income # 197 79th

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