Eglin, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 12,450.
Males: 6,372  (51.2%)
Females: 6,078  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  22.7 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 32580

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,067 (it was $31,480 in 2000)
Eglin:

$40,067
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,764 (it was $11,406 in 2000)

Eglin CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $253,859 (it was $140,100 in 2000)
Eglin:

$253,859
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $343,668; Detached houses: $449,737; Townhouses or other attached units: $206,412; Mobile homes: $49,381; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $119,502
Eglin races chart
  • White alone - 7,948 (67.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,693 (14.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,175 (10.0%)
  • Two or more races - 462 (3.9%)
  • Asian alone - 335 (2.8%)
  • Other race alone - 68 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 46 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 39 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eglin: 233.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 368.5 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Eglin, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Eglin:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eglin CCD:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 78.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Eglin CCD:  0.9% ($1,284)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
Eglin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (23.8 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (130.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (531.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Eglin AFB, FL (1.6 miles ), Valparaiso, FL (1.7 miles ), Lake Lorraine, FL (2.0 miles ), Shalimar, FL (2.0 miles ), Niceville, FL (2.1 miles ), Ocean City, FL (2.3 miles ), Cinco Bayou, FL (2.5 miles ), Wright, FL (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 30.49 N, Longitude: 86.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Eglin household income distribution Eglin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (56%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Eglin, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Eglin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Eglin place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 tornado 21.7 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eglin-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 61.4 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 293.5 miles away from Eglin 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 288.1 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 205.7 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 170.1 miles away from Eglin 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 281.8 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Eglin:

  • EMERALD POINTE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NICEVILLE, FL)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • RCG - FT WALTON BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • PARTHENON HEALTHCARE OF FORT WALTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • GULF COAST TREATMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • FT WALTON BEACH DEVELOPMENTAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)

Amtrak station near Eglin:

  • 19 miles: CRESTVIEW (101 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eglin:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 6 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • Pensacola State College (about 40 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 41 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 54 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 68 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 70 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 78 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)

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Notable locations in Eglin: Camp Pinchot (A), Sweetgum Landing (B), Gin Hole Landing (C), Carr Landing (D), Mason Landing (E), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station Duke Field 3 (F), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station 2 (G), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station 3 (H), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station Hurlburt Field (I), Fort Walton Beach Fire Department Station 7 (J), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station Camp Rudder (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Carr Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Allison Pond (A), Sigler Lake (B), Bens Lake (C), Green Pond (D), Blue Pond (E), Brown Pond (F), Holley Pond (G), Pine Bluff Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Gobbler Creek (A), Smith Branch (B), Cherry Branch (C), Bens Creek (D), Still Branch (E), Rogue Creek (F), Rocky Creek (G), Turtle Creek (H), Turkey Hen Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Eglin include: Rocky Bayou State Park Aquatic Preserve (1), Eglin Wildlife Management Area (2), Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Recreation Area (3). Display/hide their 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 2012 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.9%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.7%
533 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010

People in group quarters in Eglin in 2000:

  • 622 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 13 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Eglin compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Eglin CCD (based on Okaloosa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.77%
Here: 43.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents46.2%15.4%15.3%5.1%2.9%
Congregations29.0%6.5%3.9%13.5%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2.8%2.4%2.1%1.8%6.2%
Congregations3.9%9.0%1.9%1.9%27.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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 Eglin:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Eglin:

  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCV (100.3 FM; NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • W204BW (88.7 FM; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Eglin:

  • W26BV (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD C. & LISA A. GOETZ)
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WFGX (Channel 35; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: TELEVISION FIT FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EGLIN FLD 6, Eglin Fld 6 (Lat: 30.626278 Lon: -86.735778), Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WLN797, Licensee ID: L00005467
    Assigned Frequencies: 2178.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2011
    Registrant: Embarq Florida, Inc., 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

Eglin on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other health and personal care stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc."
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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