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Yulee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, Florida, United States. The population is currently 13,037 as of July 2017.[4] Yulee is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area, which was home to 1,478,212 people in 2017.[5] Today, Yulee is a residential bedroom community for those who commute to Jacksonville, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, or other locations in Southeast Georgia, but is working to diversify its tax base.[6]

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 (As of July 1, 2017)
 • Total 13,037[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 located within 15 miles of Amelia Island and the Jacksonville International Airport and is home to the Florida State College at Jacksonville's Nassau 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.[7] In addition Yulee is provided regional services by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.[8]

Contents

HistoryEdit

A post office called Yulee has been in operation since 1893.[9] The community was named for David Levy Yulee, a United States Senator from Florida.[10]

GeographyEdit

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).[11]

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.

NeighborhoodsEdit

There are more than 10 neighborhoods within Yulee's area.[12]

  • Blackmon/Haddock
  • Heron Isles
  • Hickory Village
  • Hideaway and Pinewood Pointe
  • Lofton Oaks
  • Meadowfield Bluffs
  • Pirate's Wood
  • Plummers Creek
  • River Glen
  • Timber Creek Plantation
  • Blackrock
  • Wilson Neck
  • Yulee Hills
  • Flood Acres

Area codeEdit

Yulee is covered by area code:

ZIP codesEdit

Yulee is covered by two ZIP codes:

  • 32041
  • 32097

DemographicsEdit

 
United States Senator David Levy Yulee, after whom Yulee is named.

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%).[13] The population of Yulee is 2.3% foreign born and 97.7% native born.[14]

In total 4,797 housing units 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.[15] 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%

ClimateEdit

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.[16]

Climate data for Yulee, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 63.0
(17.2)
65.8
(18.8)
71.2
(21.8)
76.8
(24.9)
83.3
(28.5)
88.0
(31.1)
90.6
(32.6)
89.3
(31.8)
85.6
(29.8)
79.2
(26.2)
72.2
(22.3)
64.9
(18.3)
77.5
(25.3)
Daily mean °F (°C) 53.8
(12.1)
56.5
(13.6)
61.9
(16.6)
67.7
(19.8)
75.0
(23.9)
80.4
(26.9)
82.6
(28.1)
82.1
(27.8)
79.2
(26.2)
72.1
(22.3)
63.9
(17.7)
56.3
(13.5)
69.3
(20.7)
Average low °F (°C) 44.5
(6.9)
47.2
(8.4)
52.6
(11.4)
58.6
(14.8)
66.7
(19.3)
72.8
(22.7)
74.6
(23.7)
74.9
(23.8)
72.8
(22.7)
65.0
(18.3)
55.6
(13.1)
47.6
(8.7)
61.1
(16.2)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.42
(86.9)
3.20
(81.3)
3.92
(99.6)
2.82
(71.6)
2.31
(58.7)
5.27
(133.9)
5.52
(140.2)
5.82
(147.8)
6.91
(175.5)
4.59
(116.6)
2.08
(52.8)
2.95
(74.9)
48.81
(1,239.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.1 8.4 8.4 5.9 6.0 11.5 11.9 12.5 11.8 8.1 7.3 8.2 109.1
Source: NOAA (1981-2010 Normals)[17][18]

EconomyEdit

 
St. Mary's River Bridge in Yulee
 
Yulee Sports Complex Gymnasium
 
Yulee Volunteer Fire Department

The average household income is $71,477[19] and the average home value is $234,194.[20] 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.[21]

Yulee has a number of outdoor festivals and events, the most prominent of which is the annual Holiday Festival and Parade.[22] Yulee has numerous restaurants, cafes, and several bars. By night, Yulee offers nightlife frequented by locals, young professionals, students from the nearby college, and tourists. Yulee has a sports complex and gymnasium.[23]

Yulee is home to two world-class golf courses: The Golf Club at North Hampton was designed in part by Arnold Palmer, and is over 7,000 acres, has 18 holes and a 72 par.[24] and the Amelia National Golf & Country Club, designed by Tom Fazio which has 18 holes and a 72 par.[25][26]

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 expand an existing business.[27] The Nassau County Sheriff's Office is also headquartered in Yulee.[28] In November 2017 it was announced that the University of Florida will be building two health and fitness facilities.[29] In January of 2018 the large energy company Florida Public Utilities announced that they will be relocating to Yulee and will be building a new 55,000 square foot corporate headquarters.[30]

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).[31]

RayonierEdit

In March 2016 the Rayonier announced that they would be building a new corporate headquarters in Yulee.[32] 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.[33]

Local GovernmentEdit

Fire and rescueEdit

Yulee is served by its own fire department [34]and two additional regional fire stations, the all-career Nassau County Fire Rescue Stations 30 and 70.[35] The Yulee Volunteer Fire Department is dispatched along with the County department to all fire calls in the Yulee area.[36]

Police servicesEdit

The Nassau County Sheriff's Office provides services for the citizens of Yulee and Nassau County. The Office of the Sheriff has a duty to enforce both the Florida Constitution and Florida state laws and statutes, and to provide for the security, safety and well being of its citizens. This is accomplished through the delivery of law enforcement services, the operation of the Nassau County Jail and Detention Center, and the provision of court security. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office Headquarters is located at 76001 Bobby Moore Cir, Yulee, FL 32097.[37]

Judicial complexEdit

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 contains over 111,000 square feet and cost over $20 million to build.[38]

EducationEdit

Higher EducationEdit

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), a state college in the Florida College System, has a campus named the Nassau Center located in Yulee. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Nassau 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 FSCJ.[39]

Also in the area are the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University in Jacksonville.[40]

K-12 EducationEdit

Public primary and secondary schools in Yulee and Nassau County are administered by Nassau County Public Schools, which is governed by a six-member Nassau County School Board. In total 21 total schools comprise the Nassau County Public Schools and the system currently enrolls 11,155 students.[41]

Public secondary schools:

Public primary schools:

  • Wildlight Elementary School (Kindergarten-5 and ESE)[42]
  • Yulee Elementary (3-5)
  • Yulee Primary (Pre Kindergarten-2)

Private schools:

  • Nassau Christian School (Pre Kindergarten-12)

Continuing EducationEdit

Yulee provides adult education in a variety of subjects at the FSCJ Nassau Center and at the Yulee Public Library.[43]

LibraryEdit

The Nassau County Public Library System has a Yulee Branch Library located within the Florida State College of Jacksonville Nassau Campus in Yulee.[44]

HealthcareEdit

There are 14 hospitals in or near Yulee.[45]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2017 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. ^ 2017 Yulee population
  5. ^ Jacksonville Metro population
  6. ^ About Yulee's tax base
  7. ^ Florida Welcome Center
  8. ^ JTA Services for Yulee
  9. ^ "Nassau County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Hunn, Max (Aug 19, 1956). "Driving through Florida history". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 29. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Neighborhoods in Yulee
  13. ^ 2014 population Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ usacityfacts about Yulee
  15. ^ Yulee racial makeup Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Yulee, Florida Detailed Profile". City-Data.com. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  17. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Station Name: FL YULEE". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  19. ^ data
  20. ^ Average Home Value info
  21. ^ About Yulee housing
  22. ^ About the Holiday Festival and Parade
  23. ^ About the Yulee Sports Complex and Gymnasium
  24. ^ "North Hampton Golf Club Fernandina Beach, FL". Hampton Golf Clubs. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  25. ^ Duane Kennerson. "Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Amelia National Golf & Country Club". Amelianationalgolf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  26. ^ About Amelia National Golf & Country Club
  27. ^ About NCEDB
  28. ^ About the NCSO
  29. ^ UF Health and Fitness facilities
  30. ^ Florida Public Utilities announces new headquarters in Yulee
  31. ^ Promotion Corporation - State of Florida
  32. ^ Wildlight Development District
  33. ^ About the Wildlight Elementary School
  34. ^ About the Yulee fire department
  35. ^ "Station 30." Nassau County. Retrieved on February 14, 2017. "Station 30 Yulee 86028 Pages Dairy Road Yulee, Florida 32097"
  36. ^ About the Yulee Volunteer Fire Department
  37. ^ About the Nassau County Sheriff's Office
  38. ^ About the Robert M. Foster Justice Center
  39. ^ "Betty P. Cook Nassau Center". www.fscj.edu. Florida State College at Jacksonville. 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  40. ^ Reiss, Sarah W. (2009). Insiders' Guide to Jacksonville, 3rd Edition. Globe Pequot. pp. 184–187. ISBN 0-7627-5032-4. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  41. ^ About Nassau County Schools
  42. ^ About Wildlight
  43. ^ About Yulee Continuing Education
  44. ^ About the Yulee Branch Library
  45. ^ List of Hospitals
  46. ^ "Before Vanderpump Rules, Tom Schwartz Was a Fairy on This Popular Vampire Show". Bravo TV Official Site. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 

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