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Callahan, Florida

  •   State: 
    Nassau County
      County FIPS: 
    30°33′39″N 81°49′51″W
      Area total: 
    1.81 sq mi (4.69 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.81 sq mi (4.69 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Jacksonville, FL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Callahan, Nassau County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    843.56 residents per square mile of area (325.72/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Callahan is a town in Nassau County, Florida, United States, adjacent to Duval County. The Battle of Alligator Bridge took place around Callahan on June 30, 1778, and was the only major engagement in an unsuccessful campaign to conquer British East Florida during the American Revolutionary War. At the 2000 census there were 962 people, 411 households, and 256 families living in the town. Callahan lies at the intersection of US 1, which is also part of US 23 as well as US 301, the northern terminus of Florida State Road A1A and Florida State. Road 200. US Routes 1 and 23 run together northbound in an overlap from the Grand Park section of Northwest Jacksonville through the St. Mary's River. US 301 joins US 1 and23 from an overlap with hidden State Road 200, that begins as far south as Ocala. CR 108 is known as North Brandies Avenue then becomes Saint George Road as it loops around western Nassau. County then curves to the east while passing through Hillard. The CSX Nahunta Subdivision, a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad line, runs from Jacksonville Terminal in Jacksonville to Savannah, Georgia, and the CSX Subdivision runs south to a junction in Baldwin, Florida. CR 115 has a de-facto extension at the northern edges of town in the form of CR 115 on Kings Road and Old Dixie Highway. The town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all land.


At the 2000 census there were 962 people, 411 households, and 256 families living in the town. The median household income was $25,234 and the median family income was $32,167. The per capita income for the town was $14,710. About 14.8% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of people aged 65 or over. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and was once part of the state of New Mexico. It is located at the junction of the Mississippi River and the Arkansas River. It has a population of 962, with 444 housing units and a population density of 724.9 inhabitants per square mile (279.3/km²) The town was founded in 1883. It was named after the town of New York City, where it was first laid out in 1887. The name of the town is derived from the word "New York City" or "New Orleans" which means "City of the Stars" or "City of Light" in Spanish. The city's name is also the name of a Native American tribe, which was once known as the "Newark Indians" The town's name was first used in the 17th century as a place of business. The current name comes from the town's first inhabitants, the Newark Native Americans, who first came to the area in the 18th century.


Callahan Elementary and Callahan Intermediate Schools serve grades K5, Middle School serves 68, and West Nassau High School has grades 912. Sonshine Christian Academy, a co-ed private school affiliated with the Assembly of God, instructs Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.Nassau County Public Library operates the Callahan Branch Library. The Callahan School District is a part of the Nassau County Board of Education. The school district has been in operation since the 1950s. The district has a history of more than 100 years. It is the oldest school district in New York state. It was founded in 1855 and is located in the town of Callahan, New York. The town has a population of 3,000 and is home to one of the nation's largest high schools, West Hempstead High School. It also has a middle school and high school, serving grades 8-12. The high school has a library, which is open to the public. It has a branch in Callahan that serves grades 7-8 and a branch for grades 9-10 and 9-11. The library also serves grades 5-12 and grades 13-14 and 13-15. It opened in the 1970s and serves grades 6-9 and 12-14. The elementary school was closed in the 1980s. It reopened in the 1990s and is now serving grades 7 and 8. The middle school serves grades 9 and 9. The public library operates a branch that serves 6-8, and the high school serves 9-9.


Callahan lies at the intersection of US 1, which is also part of US 23 as well as US 301. US Routes 1 and 23 run together northbound in an overlap from the Grand Park section of Northwest Jacksonville through the St. Mary's River. Florida State Road 115 runs from the Deercreek section of Southeast Jacksonville and terminates with US1 and 23 south of downtown. CR 108 is known as North Brandies Avenue then becomes Saint George Road as it loops around western Nassau County then curves to the east while passing through Hillard. Two railroad lines exist within Callahan; The CSX Nahunta Subdivision, a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad line which runs from Jacksonville Terminal Subdivision in Jacksonville to the Savannah Subdivision. and the CSX Callahan Subdivision which runs south to a junction in Baldwin that includes the Wildwood Subdivision the former Tallahassee Subdivision and another leg of the Jacksonville Terminal subdivision. Two former SAL lines that extended from the Callahan subdivision were an abandoned segment of the Fernandina subdivision and the Gross Cutoff.       The city is home to the Florida State Museum, which has a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of memorabilia from the Civil War and early days of the American Revolution.   The city also has the Florida International University, which was founded in 1788. The University of Florida has a campus that opened in 1883.


Nassau County Fire Rescue operates Station 50 in Callahan. Station 50 is located in the town of Callahan on the Long Island peninsula. The station was built in the early 1900s. It is located on the former site of a former dairy farm. It was closed in the 1950s and rebuilt in the 1960s. The fire station was closed again in the 1970s and reopened in the 1990s after a fire caused extensive damage to the property.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Callahan = 5.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,526 individuals with a median age of 32.1 age the population grows by 6.65% in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 843.56 residents per square mile of area (325.72/km²). There are average 2.28 people per household in the 450 households with an average household income of $34,053 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.40% of the available work force and has dropped -5.47% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.66%. The number of physicians in Callahan per 100,000 population = 93.3.


The annual rainfall in Callahan = 52.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 114. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 222. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 42.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 29, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 44.29%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 25 years with median home cost = $129,990 and home appreciation of -9.69%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.06 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,798 per student. There are 16.7 students for each teacher in the school, 456 students for each Librarian and 405 students for each Counselor. 3.44% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.92% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.76% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Callahan's population in Nassau County, Florida of 1,690 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,9-fold to 1,526 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.14% female residents and 45.86% male residents live in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida are married and the remaining 51.83% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Callahan require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.27% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.10% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.48% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida, 44.29% are owner-occupied homes, another 47.76% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.96% are vacant.

  • The 46.94% of the population in Callahan, Nassau County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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