Atlantic Beach, Florida

Coordinates: 30°20′5″N 81°24′32″W / 30.33472°N 81.40889°W / 30.33472; -81.40889
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
City of Atlantic Beach
Images top, left to right: City Hall, sunrise at the beach, Adele Grage Cultural Center, One Ocean Resort
Images top, left to right: City Hall, sunrise at the beach, Adele Grage Cultural Center, One Ocean Resort
Nickname: 
"AB"
Location of Atlantic Beach in Duval County, Florida.
Location of Atlantic Beach in Duval County, Florida.
Atlantic Beach is located in Florida
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Location in Florida
Atlantic Beach is located in the United States
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach (the United States)
Atlantic Beach is located in North America
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach (North America)
Coordinates: 30°20′5″N 81°24′32″W / 30.33472°N 81.40889°W / 30.33472; -81.40889
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyDuval
Government
 • MayorCurtis Ford
Area
 • Total13.17 sq mi (34.10 km2)
 • Land3.68 sq mi (9.53 km2)
 • Water9.49 sq mi (24.57 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total13,513
 • Density3,672.01/sq mi (1,417.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
32233
Area code904
FIPS code12-02400
GNIS feature ID0277982[2]
WebsiteCity of Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach is a city in Duval County, Florida, United States and the second largest of the Jacksonville Beaches communities. When the majority of communities in Duval County consolidated with Jacksonville 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 13,513 at the 2020 census.[3]

History[edit]

Atlantic Beach Hotel in 1919.

In 1900 Henry Flagler built the Mayport branch of the railroad and erected a station north of where the Adele Grage Cultural Center is currently located.[4] Soon afterward Henry Flagler along with Isaac George built a large hotel called the Continental Hotel on the railroad line between Pablo Beach (Jacksonville Beach) and Mayport. The hotel was a summer resort with 250 guest rooms. There was also a dance pavilion, tennis courts, and a fishing pier. In 1913 the railroad sold most of the land to the Atlantic Beach Corporation which then began paving streets, installing lights, and water and sewer lines. In that same year the Continental Hotel changed its name to the Atlantic Beach Hotel.[5] However, during World War I people were afraid to come to the coast and the Atlantic Beach Corporation went bankrupt. To make matters worse the Atlantic Beach Hotel burned down on September 20, 1919. After the war land began to sell again and the settlement grew. The Town of Atlantic Beach was incorporated in 1926 and the first charter was drafted by Isaac George and adopted in 1929. The first town hall burned down in 1932, so a new one was built later that year. The newly established Mayport Naval Station and the construction of the Mathews Bridge led to the further development of the town. The boundaries of Atlantic Beach were extended in 1987 with the annexation of Seminole Beach, and again in 1996 by extending the westerly boundary to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.6 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2) is land and 9.5 square miles (24.6 km2) (73.07%) is water.[6]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1930164
1940468185.4%
19501,604242.7%
19603,12594.8%
19706,13296.2%
19807,84728.0%
199011,63648.3%
200013,36814.9%
201012,655−5.3%
202013,5136.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 and 2020 census[edit]

Atlantic Beach racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Pop 2010[8] Pop 2020[9] % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 10,023 10,743 79.20% 79.50%
Black or African American (NH) 1,345 969 10.63% 7.17%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 54 34 0.43% 0.25%
Asian (NH) 230 279 1.82% 2.06%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 10 10 0.08% 0.07%
Some other race (NH) 21 56 0.17% 0.41%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 292 577 2.31% 4.27%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 680 845 5.37% 6.25%
Total 12,655 13,513

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 13,513 people, 6,110 households, and 3,658 families residing in the city.[10]

As of the 2020 census, the median income for a household in the city was $92,056, and the median income for a family was $116,701.[11] The per capita income for the city was $64,350. About 4.2% of the population was below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[12]

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 12,655 people, 5,391 households, and 3,171 families residing in the city.[13]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there are 13,368 people, 5,623 households, and 3,643 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,383.8/km2 (3,584.3/mi2). There are 6,003 housing units at an average density of 621.4/km2 (1,609.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 4.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of 2000, 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 2000, 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.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city is $48,353, and the median income for a family is $53,854. Males have a median income of $37,438 versus $27,321 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,618. 8.8% of the population and 5.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.3% are under the age of 18 and 5.8% are 65 or older.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Atlantic Beach city, Florida".
  4. ^ "The History of Atlantic Beach". coab.us. City of Atlantic Beach. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Continental Hotel". beachesmuseum.org. Beaches Museum. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Atlantic Beach city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 10, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Atlantic Beach city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Atlantic Beach city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2020: Atlantic Beach city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  13. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Atlantic Beach city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.

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