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 (2014)
 • Total 11,609[1]
 • 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[2]
GNIS feature ID 0293610[3]

Yulee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,609[4] during a 2014 census study.

Yulee is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area and is located within 15 miles of Amelia Island and the Jacksonville International Airport. Yulee is home to the Florida State College at Jacksonville's Betty Cook Center, two renown golf courses, the Nassau Wildlife Management Area, Four Creeks State Forest, the Yulee Branch Library, and the White Oak Conservation. In addition Yulee is provided regional services by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.[5]

History[edit]

A post office called Yulee has been in operation since 1893.[6] The community was named for David Levy Yulee, a Senator from Florida.[7]

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).[8]

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]

The United States Census in 2014 stated that Yulee had a total population of 11,609, and of which 5,564 were male (47.9%) and 6,045 were female (52.1%).[9] In total 4,797 housing unites were within the CDP. The median household income in 2014 was $54,715 and the median house or condo value in 2014 was $162,900.[10]

The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.2% White, 7.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.[11] 77.9% of the population was 18 years of age or older.

Age Range as of 2014 Percentage
Under 5 years 6.4%
5 to 9 years 6.4%
10 to 14 years 4.5%
15 to 19 years 6.5%
20 to 24 years 5.3%
25 to 34 years 14.9%
35 to 44 years 13.5%
45 to 54 years 14.6%
55 to 59 years 7.9%
60 to 64 years 5.2%
65 to 74 years 9.9%
75 to 84 years 2.8%
85 years and over 2.0%

Climate[edit]

Like much of the south Atlantic region of the United States, Yulee has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with mild weather during winters and hot and humid weather during summers. Seasonal rainfall is concentrated in the warmest months from May through September, while the driest months are from November through April. Due to Yulee's low latitude and proximity to the coast it allows for very little cold weather, and winters are typically mild and sunny.[12]

Economy[edit]

Yulee is home to two world-class golf courses: The Golf Club at North Hampton was designed in part by Arnold Palmer which is over 7,000 acres, has 18 holes and a 72 par.[13] and the Amelia National Golf & Country Club, designed by Tom Fazio which has 18 holes and a 72 par.[14][15]

Fire protection[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Florida State College at Jacksonville, a state college in the Florida College System, has a campus in Nassau County in Yulee called the Betty Cook Center. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The center offers courses, certificates, and degree programs in various fields and includes an Outdoor Education Center, which is a 16-acre natural space owned by the College.[16]

K-12 Education[edit]

Yulee is in the Nassau County School District[17]

High schools (1)[edit]

Middle schools (1)[edit]

  • Yulee Middle (6-8)

Elementary schools (2)[edit]

  • Yulee Elementary (3-5)
  • Yulee Primary (PreK-2)

Library[edit]

The Nassau County Public Library System has a Yulee Branch Library located within the Florida State College of Jacksonville Nassau Campus in Yulee.[18]

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 population
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ 2014 population
  5. ^ JTA Services for Yulee
  6. ^ "Nassau County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Hunn, Max (Aug 19, 1956). "Driving through Florida history". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 29. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ 2014 population
  10. ^ Yulee 2014 US Census household income data
  11. ^ Yulee racial makeup
  12. ^ "Yulee, Florida Detailed Profile". City-Data.com. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  13. ^ "North Hampton Golf Club Fernandina Beach, FL". Hampton Golf Clubs. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  14. ^ Duane Kennerson. "Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Amelia National Golf & Country Club". Amelianationalgolf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  15. ^ About Amelia National Golf & Country Club
  16. ^ "Betty P. Cook Nassau Center". www.fscj.edu. Florida State College at Jacksonville. 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ http://www.edline.net/pages/Nassau_County_School_District
  18. ^ About the Yulee Branch Library

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