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The City of Fernandina Beach had a population of 13,598 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Fernandina Beach is located at latitude 30.6697 and longitude -81.4626 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fernandina Beach 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 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.

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

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Fernandina Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 13,598 (100%)
Population in Households 13,338 (98.1%)
Population in Families 9,949 (73.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 260 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 1,149
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $68,238
Average Household Income $100,443
% of Income for Mortgage4 32%
Per Capita Income $46,289
Wealth Index5 112


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,633 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,664 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,948 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $416,211
Average Home Value $428,443
Housing Affordability Index3 79


Total Households 6,297
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 3,829
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.84% -0.70%
Households 1.70% -0.32%
Families   -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.35%

Fernandina Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fernandina Beach to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 281 71st
Population Density # 578 40th
Median Household Income # 380 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 106 11th
Per Capita Income # 244 75th
Diversity Index # 690 28th

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