Yulee, Florida

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Yulee, Florida
CDP
Images from top, left to right: Railroad in Yulee, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, Yulee High School, Tributary of the Nassau River
Images from top, left to right: Railroad in Yulee, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, 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 (2016)
 • Total 12,702[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]
United States Senator David Levy Yulee which Yulee is named after.

Yulee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, Florida, United States. The population is currently 12,702 as of July 2016.[4]

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, the White Oak Conservation, two renown golf courses, the Nassau Wildlife Management Area, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, Four Creeks State Forest, the Yulee Branch Library, Nassau County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, and the Florida Welcome Center on Interstate 95.[5] In addition Yulee is provided regional services by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Yulee has been in operation since 1893.[7] The community was named for David Levy Yulee, a United States Senator from Florida.[8]

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).[9]

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%).[10] The population of Yulee is 2.3% foreign born and 97.7% native born.[11]

In total 4,797 housing unites were within the CDP. 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.[12] 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.[13]

Economy[edit]

The average household income is $71,477[14] and the average home value is $234,194.[15] In total there are 5,242 total housing units and of which 3,493 are owner occupied, 1,323 are renter occupied, and 426 units are vacant.[16]

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.[17] and the Amelia National Golf & Country Club, designed by Tom Fazio which has 18 holes and a 72 par.[18][19]

Yulee is the headquarters for the Nassau County Economic Development Board which represents all of Nassau County as a desirable place to relocate a business or to grow and expand an existing business.[20] The Nassau County Sheriff's Office is also headquartered in Yulee.[21]

The Florida Welcome Center located in Yulee is a "tourist information house", located near the Florida/Georgia state line on I-95. This center provides incoming visitors with a variety of information on travel, highways, sports, climate, accommodations, cities, outdoor recreation, and attractions. In tribute to the citrus industry (which historically has been a major part of Florida's economy), every visitor is offered a free cup of Florida citrus juice (orange or grapefruit).[22]

The Robert M. Foster Justice Center (previously known as the Nassau County, Florida Judicial Complex) is located in Yulee. The facility was opened in 2004 to augment the historic Nassau County Courthouse located in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This facility is over 111,000-square-foot and cost over $20 million to build.[23]

Rayonier[edit]

See also: Rayonier

In March 2016 the Rayonier announced that they would be building a new corporate headquarters in Yulee.[24] Rayonier also plans to develop a 24,000 acre pine forest in Yulee into a community complete with housing, offices, medical facilities, shopping centers, light industrial facilities and schools. The development, starting with 4,200 acres and is called Wildlight. Rayonier is also working with Nassau County to develop the Wildlight Elementary School at a cost of $26 million which is scheduled to open for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year with 600 students.[25]

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.[26]

K-12 Education[edit]

Yulee is in the Nassau County School District[27]

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.[28]

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2016 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. ^ 2016 population
  5. ^ Florida Welcome Center
  6. ^ JTA Services for Yulee
  7. ^ "Nassau County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Hunn, Max (Aug 19, 1956). "Driving through Florida history". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 29. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ 2014 population Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ usacityfacts about Yulee
  12. ^ Yulee racial makeup Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Yulee, Florida Detailed Profile". City-Data.com. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  14. ^ data
  15. ^ Average Home Value info
  16. ^ About Yulee housing
  17. ^ "North Hampton Golf Club Fernandina Beach, FL". Hampton Golf Clubs. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  18. ^ Duane Kennerson. "Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Amelia National Golf & Country Club". Amelianationalgolf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  19. ^ About Amelia National Golf & Country Club
  20. ^ About NCEDB
  21. ^ About the NCSO
  22. ^ Promotion Corporation - State of Florida
  23. ^ About the Robert M. Foster Justice Center
  24. ^ Wildlight Development District
  25. ^ About the Wildlight Elementary School
  26. ^ "Betty P. Cook Nassau Center". www.fscj.edu. Florida State College at Jacksonville. 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  27. ^ http://www.edline.net/pages/Nassau_County_School_District
  28. ^ About the Yulee Branch Library

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