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Yulee
CCD
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
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Nassau
Area
 • Total 23.18 sq mi (60.04 km2)
 • Land 23.16 sq mi (59.98 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 14,195
 • Density 612.94/sq mi (236.65/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
32041, 32097
Area code(s) 904
FIPS code 12-79175
GNIS feature ID 0293610

Yulee is a Census county division (CCD) in Nassau County, Florida, United States. The population is currently 28,798 as of April 2018. Yulee is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area, which was home to 1,504,980 people in 2017. Today, the Yulee CCD 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.

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. In addition the Yulee CCD is provided regional services by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

History

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

Geography

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).

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.

FL St Marys River US 17 Bridge01
St. Mary's River Bridge in Yulee

Neighborhoods

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

  • Blackmon/Haddock
  • Heron Isles
  • Hickory Village
  • Hideaway and Pinewood Pointe
  • Lofton Oaks
  • Meadowfield Bluffs
  • Pirate's Wood
  • Plummers Creek
  • River Glen
  • Timber Creek Plantation

Area code

Yulee is covered by area code:

  • 904

ZIP codes

Yulee is covered by two ZIP codes:

  • 32041
  • 32097

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 14,195
U.S. Decennial Census
David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy
United States Senator David Levy Yulee, after whom Yulee is named.

According to the Fernandina Observer it stated that the entire Yulee Census County Division had a total population of 28,798 as of April 22, 2018.

The racial makeup of Yulee in 2014 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. 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

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.

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
(17.22)
65.8
(18.78)
71.2
(21.78)
76.8
(24.89)
83.3
(28.5)
88.0
(31.11)
90.6
(32.56)
89.3
(31.83)
85.6
(29.78)
79.2
(26.22)
72.2
(22.33)
64.9
(18.28)
77.5
(25.28)
Daily mean °F (°C) 53.8
(12.11)
56.5
(13.61)
61.9
(16.61)
67.7
(19.83)
75.0
(23.89)
80.4
(26.89)
82.6
(28.11)
82.1
(27.83)
79.2
(26.22)
72.1
(22.28)
63.9
(17.72)
56.3
(13.5)
69.3
(20.72)
Average low °F (°C) 44.5
(6.94)
47.2
(8.44)
52.6
(11.44)
58.6
(14.78)
66.7
(19.28)
72.8
(22.67)
74.6
(23.67)
74.9
(23.83)
72.8
(22.67)
65.0
(18.33)
55.6
(13.11)
47.6
(8.67)
61.1
(16.17)
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)
Avg. 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)

Economy

SB I-95 Florida Welcome Center-6
The Florida Welcome Center in Yulee, off Interstate 95.

The average household income is $71,477 and the average home value is $234,194. 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.

Yulee has a number of outdoor festivals and events, the most prominent of which is the annual Holiday Festival and Parade. 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.

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

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. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office is also headquartered in Yulee. In November 2017 it was announced that the University of Florida will be building two health and fitness facilities. In January 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.

The Florida Welcome Center located in northern 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).

In March 2016, Rayonier announced that they would be building a new corporate headquarters within the Yulee CCD. 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.

Education

Higher Education

FSCJ Administration building
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), a state college in the Florida College System, has a campus named the Nassau Center located within the Yulee CCD. 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.

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

K-12 Education

Yulee High School
Yulee High School

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.

Public secondary schools:

  • Yulee High School (9-12)
  • Yulee Middle (6-8)

Public primary schools:

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

Private schools:

  • Faith Christian Academy (Pre Kindergarten-12)

Continuing Education

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

Library

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

Notable people

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