Destin, Florida

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Population in 2014: 13,355 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.1%
 
Males: 6,800  (50.9%)
Females: 6,555  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 32541.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,280 (it was $53,042 in 2000)
Destin:

$64,280
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,597 (it was $32,048 in 2000)

Destin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $249,207 (it was $151,000 in 2000)
Destin:

$249,207
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $230,211; Detached houses: $245,668; Townhouses or other attached units: $185,219; In 2-unit structures: $107,992; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,610; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $260,002; Mobile homes: $71,629

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,222.

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  • Races in Destin, FL (2013)

    Destin races chart
    • 10,91682.9%White alone
    • 1,38310.5%Hispanic
    • 2541.9%Two or more races
    • 1621.2%Asian alone
    • 1401.1%Black alone
    • 1010.8%American Indian alone
    • 310.2%Other race alone

Races in Destin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Destin: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.2%), German (10.6%), Irish (9.5%), English (9.0%), Italian (4.6%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 7.53 square miles.

Population density: 1,774 people per square mile   (low).

Destin,FL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Destin:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Destin city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

1,315 residents are foreign born (6.4% Latin America, 2.3% Europe).

This city:

10.0%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,231 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,115 (0.9%)

Destin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (28.5 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (136.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (534.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Eglin AFB, FL (2.5 miles ), Lake Lorraine, FL (2.6 miles ), Miramar Beach, FL (2.7 miles ), Shalimar, FL (2.7 miles ), Valparaiso, FL (2.8 miles ), Eglin, FL (2.8 miles ), Cinco Bayou, FL (2.9 miles ), Ocean City, FL (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 343 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 1998: 205 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 1999: 188 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2000: 159 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2001: 147 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2002: 151 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2003: 166 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2004: 244 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2005: 135 buildings, average cost: $293,500
  • 2006: 166 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $359,100
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $504,300
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $574,000
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $422,000
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $417,600
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $293,100
  • 2013: 64 buildings, average cost: $364,700
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $416,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.39 N, Longitude: 86.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,095 (+38.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,328 (47.7%)

Area code: 850

Destin household income distribution Destin home values distribution

Destin tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3,015 (+37.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Destin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Destin, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Destin-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Destin city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 tornado 21.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Destin-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.7 miles away from Destin center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 287.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 213.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 178.1 miles away from Destin center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 287.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Okaloosa County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 6, Tropical Storms: 5, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Destin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Destin:

  • HUMANA HOSPITAL DESTIN (provides emergency services, 996 AIRPORT ROAD)
  • PLAN B-ADULT CARE SOLUTIONS LLC (12671 EMERALD COAST PKWY STE 204)
  • DESTIN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (195 MATTIE M KELLY BLVD)

Airports and heliports located in Destin:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Destin:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 10 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • Pensacola State College (about 44 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 46 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 47 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 71 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 74 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 84 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)

Public elementary/middle schools in Destin:

Private elementary/middle school in Destin:

  • DESTIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 201 BEACH DR, Grades: KG-5)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Area Hospital: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast( approximately 6 miles east of Destin City limit)
  • Local Hospitals in Destin: Sacred Heart Hospital Local Clinics: White Wilson Medical Center, Destin Emergency Center

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Notable locations in Destin: Palmetto Plaza (A), Moreno Plaza (B), Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services Station 10 (C), Destin Fire Control District Station 10 (D), Destin Fire Control District Headquarters Station 9 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Shores Shopping Center (1), Shoreline Village Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Four Prong Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Destin History & Fishing Museum (8 Stahlman Avenue) (1), Big Kahuna's (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1007 Highway 98 East) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: B C Land Corporation (100 Calhoun Avenue) (1), Chans' Market Cafe (1002 Highway 98 East) (2), Coastal Catering (4000 South Sandestin Boulevard) (3), Club Destin Resort (1085 Highway 98 East) (4), Beachside Inn (2931 Scenic Highway 98) (5), Best Western Summerplace Inn (14047 Emerald Coast Parkway) (6), Comfort Inn Destin (19001 Emerald Coast Parkway) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Okaloosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 52.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.3%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.1% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.2%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
111 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
112 people in nursing homes in 2000

Destin, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Destin (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Destin Main Branch, Kelly Plantation Branch, Sandestin Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Destin Branch at 34877 Emerald Coast, branch established on 1995/05/15; Sandestin Branch at 9435 Us Highway 98 West, branch established on 1984/06/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • FNBT.COM BANK: Highway 98 West Branch at 11490 Us Highway 98 West, branch established on 1999/10/21; Destin Branch at 415 Highway 98, branch established on 1978/09/15. Info updated 2009/06/29: Bank assets: $355.4 mil, Deposits: $293.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Walton Beach, FL, positive income, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southern National Banks, Inc.
  • First Florida Bank: at 125 Main Street, branch established on 2006/11/27; Destin East Branch at 9461 Emerald Coast Parkway, branch established on 2010/08/09. Info updated 2010/05/24: Bank assets: $174.0 mil, Deposits: $149.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Destin Branch at 34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy, branch established on 2003/06/09. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Destin Midbay Branch at 34910 Emerald Coast Parkway, branch established on 1997/06/23. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Hancock Bank: Destin Branch at 14075 Emerald Coast Parkway, branch established on 1992/12/14. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Union State Bank: Destin at 978 Airport Road, branch established on 2004/08/13. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $274.5 mil, Deposits: $250.5 mil, headquarters in Pell City, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Inc.
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Destin Branch at 4507 Furling Lane, Suites 115 And 116, branch established on 2006/09/01. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • 10 other banks with 10 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Florida average:

12.2

Destin travel time to work - commute Destin mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Destin city (based on Okaloosa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,236156
Mainline Protestant20,41426
Catholic9,0856
Other7,66622
Black Protestant1,65210
Orthodox3372
None94,432-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Okaloosa County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Okaloosa County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 84
Okaloosa County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 175
Here:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okaloosa County:

23.5%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Destin:

52.1%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.3%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Destin:

21.2%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Destin:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

58.1%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Destin:

77.8%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Destin, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$13,891$55,5640$0
Other Government Administration 12$54,834$54,8342$1,884
Streets and Highways 13$47,477$43,8250$0
Parks and Recreation 16$45,033$33,77511$8,176
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$53,016$57,8360$0
Local Libraries 5$16,426$39,4224$3,252
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$793
Totals for Government 60$230,677$46,13520$14,105

Destin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,232,000 ($92.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $202,000 ($15.13)
    Regular Highways: $160,000 ($11.98)
    General: $24,000 ($1.80)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,239,000 ($92.77)
    General Public Buildings: $1,156,000 ($86.56)
    Police Protection: $835,000 ($62.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $737,000 ($55.19)
    Financial Administration: $671,000 ($50.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $601,000 ($45.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $338,000 ($25.31)
    Libraries: $156,000 ($11.68)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($11.61)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $31,000 ($2.32)
    Health Services - Other: $25,000 ($1.87)
    Welfare - Other: $14,000 ($1.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $769,000 ($57.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $227,000 ($17.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,040,000 ($152.75)

Destin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $220,000 ($16.47)
    All Other: $76,000 ($5.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $227,000 ($17.00)
    Highways: $10,000 ($0.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $144,000 ($10.78)
    All Other: $24,000 ($1.80)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($1.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $572,000 ($42.83)
    General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($2.10)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($0.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $745,000 ($55.78)
    Highways: $263,000 ($19.69)
  • Tax - Property: $3,773,000 ($282.52)
    Public Utilities: $1,167,000 ($87.38)
    NEC: $386,000 ($28.90)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $238,000 ($17.82)

Destin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,817,000 ($959.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $12,466,000 ($933.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $351,000 ($26.28)

Destin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($4.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,808,000 ($584.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $694,000 ($51.97)

10.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.67%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.67% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,578 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

0.67%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Rosa County, FL  0.79% ($34,435 average AGI)
from Walton County, FL  0.71% ($37,367)
from Escambia County, FL  0.27% ($31,658)


10.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.12%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,445 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

0.60%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Rosa County, FL  0.96% ($35,173 average AGI)
to Walton County, FL  0.74% ($38,565)
to Escambia County, FL  0.32% ($29,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Destin:

  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFTW (1260 AM; 3 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFSH (1340 AM; 1 kW; VALPARAISO-NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: BAYOU COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNE (980 AM; 3 kW; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: MEDIA ONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCOA (1370 AM; 5 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Destin:

  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNCV (100.3 FM; NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Destin:

  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • W26BV (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD C. & LISA A. GOETZ)
  • WFGX (Channel 35; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: TELEVISION FIT FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WPCT (Channel 46; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • W17CG (Channel 17; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Destin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 195m640ftTotal length
  • 44,000Total average daily traffic
  • 1,760Total average daily truck traffic
  • 76,340Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Destin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Destin, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Destin)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Destin)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 68 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED42$174,976110$341,709152$270,2874$70,2651$382,770148$342,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$152,01314$518,28315$320,9541$140,3400$018$432,695
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$191,30631$315,954108$312,5554$110,0850$087$315,417
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$161,73028$300,31446$327,0651$101,7300$042$343,281
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$163,8104$219,90311$349,3680$00$010$177,161
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0233.01 , 0233.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$203,4551$112,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$173,8900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$160,8500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$200,7900$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0233.01 , 0233.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Destin and their reported violations in the past:

DESTIN WATER USERS, INC. (Population served: 28,802, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
RED BAY GROCERY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 120
  • Hazardous Condition: 110
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Destin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Destin, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Destin, Florida:

  • Inn On Destin Harbor, 402 Hwy 98 E, Destin, Florida 32541 , Phone: (850) 837-7326, Fax: (850) 837-5741
  • Rob Roy Lodge & Marina Motel, Hwy 98, Destin, Florida 32541
  • Beach Side Inn, 2931 E Hwy 98, Destin, Florida 32541 , Phone: (850) 650-9099, Fax: (800) 337-8901
  • Days Inn, 1029 Hwy 98 E, Destin, Florida 32541 , Phone: (850) 225-8768
  • Kokomo Motel & Marina, 500 E Hwy 98, Destin, Florida 32541 , Fax: (850) 654-3738
  • Sleep Inn, 5000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, Florida 32541 , Phone: (850) 654-7022
  • Comfort Inn Destin, 19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, Florida 32541 , Phone: (850) 654-8611, Fax: (850) 654-8815
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 39 Old Hwy 98, Destin, Florida 32541 , Phone: (850) 837-2378
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Destin, Florida
Most common first names in Destin, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9173.1 years
William6172.5 years
Robert5972.5 years
Mary5978.2 years
James5470.0 years
Charles4772.0 years
Richard3274.2 years
Margaret2879.2 years
Joseph2776.9 years
Thomas2770.2 years
Most common last names in Destin, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2580.4 years
Jones2375.9 years
Smith2276.9 years
Marler1973.7 years
Miller1575.4 years
Martin1573.5 years
Wilson1284.2 years
Taylor1182.1 years
Williams1169.6 years
Wells968.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (88%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
Businesses in Destin, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ann Taylor3McDonald's2
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic2Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Bebe1Nike6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy1
Brookstone1Olive Garden1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K2Payless1
Clarks1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Publix Super Markets1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx10Sephora1
Finish Line1Skechers USA1
Forever 211Sleep Inn1
GNC3Soma Intimates1
GameStop1Starbucks5
Gap1Subway3
Goodwill1T-Mobile2
Gymboree2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton4Talbots2
Holiday Inn3Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
IHOP1UPS12
IZOD1Vans1
J.Crew3Verizon Wireless2
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Johnny Rockets1Waffle House3
Jones New York1Walgreens2
Journeys2Walmart1
Juicy Couture1Wet Seal1
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kroger3YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Destin compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Destin on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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