Yulee, Florida

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Yulee, Florida
CDP
Images from top, left to right: Railroad in Yulee, Nassau County Courthouse Judicial Annex, Yulee High School, Tributary of the Nassau River
Images from top, left to right: Railroad in Yulee, Nassau County Courthouse Judicial Annex, Yulee High School, Tributary of the Nassau River
Location in Nassau County and the state of Florida
Location in Nassau County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°37′50″N 81°34′26″W / 30.63056°N 81.57389°W / 30.63056; -81.57389Coordinates: 30°37′50″N 81°34′26″W / 30.63056°N 81.57389°W / 30.63056; -81.57389
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Nassau
Area
 • Total 23 sq mi (59.6 km2)
 • Land 23 sq mi (59.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,491
 • Density 496.2/sq mi (140.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32041, 32097
Area code(s) 904
FIPS code 12-79175[1]
GNIS feature ID 0293610[2]

Yulee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,491 at the 2010 census. The city was named for David Levy Yulee, Senator from Florida.

Geography[edit]

Yulee is located at 30°37′50″N 81°34′26″W / 30.63056°N 81.57389°W / 30.63056; -81.57389 (30.630679, -81.573981).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 59.6 km² (23.0 mi²), of which 59.5 km² (23.0 mi²) is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) (0.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census,[1] there were 8,392 people, 3,083 households and 2,383 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 141.0/km² (365.1/mi²). There were 3,312 housing units at an average density of 55.6/km² (144.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.57% White, 6.61% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 3,083 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

27.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median household income was $40,976 and the median family income was $46,842. Males had a median income of $32,239 versus $22,273 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,643. About 7.2% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

The Yulee Tradeplex (an industrial center), a small strip mall including a Winn-Dixie, a stand-alone Lowe's, and a Walmart Supercenter form a major core of Yulee's economy. Several smaller strip malls are also being built in the area, which is seeing increasingly aggressive development.

The Villages of Amelia, located on SR 200 and Chester Road, is the newest shopping center in Yulee. Anchor stores include a Publix, Kohl's, TJ Maxx and Ross Dress for Less.

One very large shopping center on A1A in Yulee, includes a Home Depot store, Maurices, PetCo, Chili's, and a Target store as well as smaller strip malls businesses.

The growth in the area is extremely aggressive and property values, as well as the cost of homes, are rapidly rising as the availability of land and/or homes so near the waterfront of Fernandina Beach become increasingly appealing to newcomers.

There are also numerous Nassau County government buildings in the area, as Fernandina Beach has become too overcrowded to host them.

While not actually in Yulee, there are two large paper mills in Fernandina Beach, which are huge employers for Yulee residents.

Yulee also is home to a world class golf course, North Hampton, designed, in part, by Arnold Palmer.[4] Yulee is also home to Amelia National with a Golf Course designed by Tom Fazio.[5]

Fire protection[edit]

The Yulee area is served by two fire departments. It is served by the all career Nassau County Fire Rescue Stations 30 and 70. Yulee also has its own fire department. The "Yulee Volunteer Fire Department" is dispatched along with the County department to all fire calls in the Yulee area.

Education[edit]

Yulee has a primary school,[6] elementary school,[6] middle school[6] and high school,[6] along with the Betty Cook Center, established and run by Florida State College at Jacksonville (formerly Florida Community College at Jacksonville),[7] which offers classes for a variety of post-secondary degrees.

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