FL

National Population : 333,590,059
Florida State Population : 22,541,935

About Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach, FL is located in Okaloosa County in the state of Florida.

The total City Population for Fort Walton Beach is about 22,521 with about 1,136 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 63,738.

The Average Home Value is $175,200.00, which is roughly 16% lower than the Average Home Value of $207,987.00 for the state of Florida, and roughly 7% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $52,109.00, which is roughly 6% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,343.00 for the state of Florida, and roughly 9% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Fort Walton Beach is about 6.1%.

Florida is ranked #32 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 36.22 out of 100.

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Voting

Okaloosa County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 57.08% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 68.57%
Democratic: 29.43%
Libertarian: 1.62%
Other: 0.23%
Green: 0.16%


Nearby Locations

Okaloosa Is, FL (2.53 mi.)
Shalimar, FL (3.17 mi.)
Hurlburt Fld, FL (4.49 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 32547, 32548
Latitude : 30.467448
Longitude : -86.643616
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 54 ft.
Area Code(s) : 850

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.28
Male Population Estimate : 40.37%
Female Population Estimate : 40.94%
Median Age : 38.9
Male Median Age : 36.7
Female Median Age : 41.0

White Population Estimate : 63.82%
Black Population Estimate : 12.11%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 7.97%
Asian Population Estimate : 4.60%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.39%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.28%
Other Population Estimate : 3.17%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Fort Walton Beach specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Okaloosa County: About 5 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Okaloosa County: About 395 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Okaloosa County is about 16% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 27% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.