Callahan, Florida

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Callahan, Florida
Town
Downtown Callahan
Downtown Callahan
Location in Nassau County and the state of Florida
Location in Nassau County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°33′39″N 81°49′51″W / 30.56083°N 81.83083°W / 30.56083; -81.83083Coordinates: 30°33′39″N 81°49′51″W / 30.56083°N 81.83083°W / 30.56083; -81.83083
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Nassau
Area[1]
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.77 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.77 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,123
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,279
 • Density 879.64/sq mi (339.62/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32011
Area code(s) 904
FIPS code 12-09700[3]
GNIS feature ID 0279841[4]

Callahan is a town in Nassau County, Florida, United States, adjacent to Duval County. The population was 962 at the 2000 census. It is one location of the Northeast Florida Fair.

Geography[edit]

Callahan is located at 30°33′39″N 81°49′51″W / 30.56083°N 81.83083°W / 30.56083; -81.83083 (30.560702, -81.830850).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 511
1930 637 24.7%
1940 685 7.5%
1950 722 5.4%
1960 782 8.3%
1970 772 −1.3%
1980 869 12.6%
1990 946 8.9%
2000 962 1.7%
2010 1,123 16.7%
Est. 2016 1,279 [2] 13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 962 people, 411 households, and 256 families residing in the town. The population density was 724.9 inhabitants per square mile (279.3/km²). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 334.6 per square mile (128.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.86% White, 10.60% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

There were 411 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 78.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,234, and the median income for a family was $32,167. Males had a median income of $27,422 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,710. About 14.8% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Nassau County Fire Rescue operates Station 50 in Callahan.[7]

Education[edit]

Callahan Elementary and Callahan Intermediate Schools serve grades K-5, Callahan Middle School serves 6-8, and West Nassau High School has grades 9-12. Sonshine Christian Academy, a co-ed private school affiliated with the Assembly of God, instructs Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade

Nassau County Public Library operates the Callahan Branch Library.[8]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Station 50." Nassau County. Retrieved on February 14, 2017. "Station 50 Callahan 542310 US Hwy 1 Callahan, Florida 32011"
  8. ^ "Callahan Branch Library." Nassau County Public Library. Retrieved on February 10, 2017. "Callahan Library Branch 450077 State Rd. 200 Suite 15 Callahan, FL 32011"