Fernandina Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,339 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Fernandina Beach is the 190th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Fernandina Beach are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Fernandina Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fernandina Beach is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fernandina Beach who work in management occupations (10.48%), office and administrative support (10.28%), and maintenance occupations (9.18%).
One of the nice things about Fernandina Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Fernandina Beach are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.32% of adults in Fernandina Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fernandina Beach in 2010 was $33,032, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,128 for a family of four. However, Fernandina Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fernandina Beach is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fernandina Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fernandina Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fernandina Beach include German, Irish, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fernandina Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.