Nassau County, Florida
Nassau County is in the northeastern region of Florida, along with Baker, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St John's, and Flagler counties. It is situated in the northeastern corner of Florida, along the border with Georgia and just north of Jacksonville. Incorporated municipalities include Fernandina Beach, Callahan, and Hilliard. The county?s population is over 70,000.
The largest industries in Nassau County are trade, transportation and utilities; leisure and hospitality; and education and health services. Major private sector employers include Amelia Island Plantation, Ritz Carlton, Smurfit-Stone, Wal-Mart, and Baptist Medical Center - Nassau. Top private sector employers are Nassau County School Board, Nassau County Government, Federal Aviation Administration, and City of Fernandina Beach.
Nassau County has a diverse economy, with a lot of agriculture activity, mostly tree farms, in the west and a variety of activities near Amelia Island. With over 7,000 head of cattle, Nassau County has the 43rd-highest population of cattle and calves in the state. The Nassau Wildlife Management Area and Four Creeks State Forest in the central portion of the county provide outdoor recreational opportunities.
Amelia Island is a popular tourist destination and contains two upscale hotels. High profile people such as President Bill Clinton have vacationed at the exclusive White Oak Plantation. The largest city in Nassau and the county seat, Fernandina Beach, is located on Amelia Island. Not just a tourist destination, a Rayonier pulp mill in the city processes the timber that is collected in the western portions of the county.
Nassau County Florida Cities
There are 5 cities in Nassau County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Nassau County has a population of approximately 74,629 people. The population increased 1.8% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Nassau County is 648.64 square miles and had a population density of 113 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 35,286 housing units in Nassau County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Nassau County has a 79.9% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Nassau County's medium household income in 2011 was $58,933, which is higher than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
9.4% of the population in Nassau County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Nassau County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Nassau County
Nassau County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Nassau County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $1,614 million, Nassau County's economic activity represents 0.26% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$287||17.8%|
Nassau County Regional Comparisons
Nassau County is located in Northeastern Florida. This region is responsible for 8.7% of Florida's economic activity. Nassau County represents 3.0% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|St. Johns County||202,188||$3,952||6.4%||$64,153||91,348||$279,700|
Nassau Real Estate
There are 35,498 properties in Nassau County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||29||$250,000||$76||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||83||0.23||1||$100,000||$10||February 1st, 2013||February 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||895||$179,000||$86||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Nassau County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Nassau County are classified as Commercial. 29 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $14,169,642. The median sales price was $250,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Nassau County was $256 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $76/ft and C Class $29/ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Nassau County, Florida
83( .23%) of the properties in Nassau County are classified as Miscellaneous. 1 of them sold between February 1st, 2013 and February 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $100,000. The median sales price was $100,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Nassau County was $10 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Nassau County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Nassau County are classified as Residential. 895 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $231,816,820. The median sales price was $179,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Nassau County was $204 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $86/ft and C Class $36/ft.
Nassau Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||56||2,054,430|
|Sports & Entertaining||44||325,516|