Atlantic Beach, Florida

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
The beach, One Ocean Resort Hotel, Hanna Park
The beach, One Ocean Resort Hotel, Hanna Park
Location in Duval County and the state of Florida
Location in Duval County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°20′5″N 81°24′32″W / 30.33472°N 81.40889°W / 30.33472; -81.40889Coordinates: 30°20′5″N 81°24′32″W / 30.33472°N 81.40889°W / 30.33472; -81.40889
Country United States
State Florida
County  Duval
 • Mayor Mike Borno
 • Total 13.0 sq mi (33.6 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 • Water 9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 12,864
 • Density 3,622/sq mi (1,398.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32224, 32233
Area code(s) 904
FIPS code 12-02400
GNIS feature ID 0277982[1]

Atlantic Beach is a city in Duval County, Florida, United States, part of the Jacksonville Beaches communities. When the majority of communities in Duval County consolidated with Jacksonville, Florida in 1968, Atlantic Beach, along with Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Baldwin, remained quasi-independent. Like the other towns, it maintains its own municipal government, but its residents vote in the Jacksonville mayoral election and have representation on the Jacksonville city council. The population was 12,655 at the 2010 census.[2]

Development of Atlantic Beach took off around 1900 after Henry Flagler built the Mayport stop of his East Coast Railway to the north of the town. The Atlantic Beach Corporation bought and developed most of the land in what is now Atlantic Beach in 1915, and the town was incorporated in 1926. The town was expanded in the 1987 when it annexed Seminole Beach,[3] which had previously been within the city limits of Jacksonville.


Atlantic Beach is located at 30°20′05″N 81°24′32″W / 30.334749°N 81.408822°W / 30.334749; -81.408822.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.6 km2). 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2) of it is land and 9.5 square miles (24.6 km2) of it (73.07%) is water.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 164
1940 468 185.4%
1950 1,604 242.7%
1960 3,125 94.8%
1970 6,132 96.2%
1980 7,847 28.0%
1990 11,636 48.3%
2000 13,368 14.9%
2010 12,655 −5.3%
Est. 2012 12,864 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,368 people, 5,623 households, and 3,643 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,584.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,383.8/km²). There were 6,003 housing units at an average density of 1,609.5 per square mile (621.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.23% White, 12.69% African American, 0.26% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.18% of the population.

There were 5,623 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,353, and the median income for a family was $53,854. Males had a median income of $37,438 versus $27,321 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,618. About 5.7% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.


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