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Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, in the Jacksonville metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the name honors early landholder, Domingo Fern?ndez; another says it recalls the early name of Cuba

The latitude of Fernandina Beach is 30.669N. The longitude is -81.462W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,059.


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Median household income
Local
$40,893
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fernandina Beach demographic reports
Fernandina Beach is on Amelia Island, north of Jacksonville
Tories took refuge on the island when the British lost control of the colonies

This was a smuggler's port for African slaves after it became illegal to bring slaves into the country

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: shrimp
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach attractions: Palace Saloon
Historic sites and museums: Amelia Island Museum of History
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Fernandina Beach residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fernandina Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fernandina Beach was $24,517, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Fernandina Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fernandina Beach include Fernandina Beach Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fernandina Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,111.


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Libraries in Fernandina Beach include Fernandina Beach Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fernandina Beach include Fernandina Beach News Leader

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Nassau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fernandina Beach political report.

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Fernandina Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Beech Street Grill ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Fernandina Beach workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fernandina Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Fernandina Beach include Best Western Inn at Amelia Island, Comfort Suites Fernandina Beach, Hampton Inn Amelia Island, Hampton Suites Amelia Island.

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