Niceville, Florida

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Population in 2017: 15,249 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.5%
 
Males: 7,450  (48.9%)
Females: 7,799  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 32578, 32580.

Niceville Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,147 (it was $45,685 in 2000)
Niceville:

$68,147
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,724 (it was $20,175 in 2000)

Niceville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $222,371 (it was $102,600 in 2000)
Niceville:

$222,371
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $286,770; detached houses: $291,282; townhouses or other attached units: $467,281; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,281; mobile homes: $87,015

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,005.

March 2019 cost of living index in Niceville: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 1.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Niceville, FL (2017)
    • 11,29976.1%White alone
    • 1,1537.8%Black alone
    • 9356.3%Two or more races
    • 7925.3%Hispanic
    • 6494.4%Asian alone
    • 210.1%American Indian alone
    • 140.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Niceville, Florida as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Niceville is 421 to 1.


Crime rates in Niceville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(23.4)
1
(7.8)
5
(40.5)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.2)
3
(24.7)
2
(15.5)
2
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(39.1)
4
(32.4)
5
(40.7)
4
(32.3)
1
(8.2)
4
(31.0)
2
(15.2)
2
(14.4)
2
(13.9)
2
(13.5)
3
(19.8)
1
(6.5)
2
(12.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(78.1)
14
(109.4)
33
(267.1)
20
(162.7)
11
(88.9)
13
(107.0)
15
(116.1)
10
(76.2)
17
(122.5)
12
(83.3)
15
(101.2)
18
(118.9)
14
(91.0)
21
(134.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(156.3)
35
(273.6)
53
(429.0)
35
(284.8)
31
(250.6)
49
(403.5)
27
(208.9)
20
(152.5)
38
(273.8)
51
(354.0)
51
(343.9)
60
(396.2)
46
(299.1)
19
(121.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(703.3)
120
(937.9)
140
(1,133)
162
(1,318)
143
(1,156)
171
(1,408)
136
(1,052)
172
(1,311)
128
(922.2)
114
(791.3)
164
(1,106)
184
(1,215)
196
(1,274)
162
(1,037)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(109.4)
18
(140.7)
9
(72.9)
8
(65.1)
10
(80.9)
15
(123.5)
9
(69.6)
6
(45.7)
8
(57.6)
10
(69.4)
11
(74.2)
13
(85.9)
8
(52.0)
6
(38.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)82.2107.8176.7129.1110.7138.1107.298.889.588.4103.9112.9101.483.8

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City-data.com crime index in Niceville, FL

Crime rate in Niceville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (40.5%), German (6.3%), English (5.6%), Irish (4.8%), European (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 51 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,396 people per square mile   (low).

Niceville, Florida map

799 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

This city:

5.4%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,693 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,371 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (28.1 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (128.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (535.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Valparaiso, FL (1.3 miles ),
Eglin, FL (2.1 miles ),
Eglin AFB, FL (2.5 miles ),
Lake Lorraine, FL (2.8 miles ),
Shalimar, FL (2.9 miles ),
Destin, FL (2.9 miles ),
Ocean City, FL (3.1 miles ),
Cinco Bayou, FL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 30.52 N, Longitude: 86.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +223 (+1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,784 (25.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Distribution of median household income in Niceville, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Niceville, FL in 2017
Niceville satellite photo by USGS

Niceville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2002: 100 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2004: 128 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2005: 101 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2006: 83 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $264,000
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $257,800
  • 2010: 67 buildings, average cost: $251,900
  • 2011: 85 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2012: 132 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2013: 125 buildings, average cost: $260,400
  • 2014: 93 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2015: 83 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2016: 65 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2017: 57 buildings, average cost: $249,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Niceville, FL residents
Average permit cost in Niceville, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Niceville, FL
Historical housing units in Niceville, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +525 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Niceville, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Niceville, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Niceville, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Niceville, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 28.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Niceville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Niceville city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 tornado 17.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Niceville-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 63.4 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 295.2 miles away from the city 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 292.4 miles away from Niceville 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 205.0 miles away from Niceville 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 170.8 miles away from the city 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 279.5 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 7, Tropical Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Fire: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Niceville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Niceville:

  • TWIN CITIES HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 2190 HWY 85 N)
  • EMERALD POINTE (115 HART STREET)
  • MANOR AT BLUE WATER BAY, THE (1500 NORTH WHITE POINT ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Niceville:

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Amtrak station near Niceville:

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

College/University in Niceville:

  • Northwest Florida State College (Full-time enrollment: 5,052; Location: 100 College Blvd; Public; Website: www.nwfsc.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Niceville:

  • Pensacola State College (about 44 miles; Pensacola, FL; Full-time enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 45 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 50 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 66 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 72 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 82 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 82 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)

Public high schools in Niceville:

Private high school in Niceville:

  • ROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 649, Location: 2101 PARTIN DR N, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Niceville:

See full list of schools located in Niceville

Library in Niceville:

  • OKALOOSA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY COOPERATIVE (Operating income: $3,846,898; Location: 206 N. PARTIN DR.; 261,528 books; 15,279 audio materials; 18,914 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 587 print serial subscriptions; 7 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Okalooosa Walton Community College is now Okaloosa Walton College
  • Colleges/Universities in Niceville: Okaloosa-Walton Community College changed its name to Okaloosa-Walton College a few years ago. Also web site is www.owc.edu. Public high schools in Niceville: OWCC COLLEGIATE CHARTER H.S. is now OWC COLLEGIATE H.S.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Niceville: Palm Plaza (A), Bayou Plaza (B), Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (C), Niceville Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Niceville: Pinecrest Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Early Cemetery (1), Rocky Cemetery (2), Sweeney Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Pine Lake (A), Anderson Pond (B), Plew Lake (C), Brandt Pond (D), Trout Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Fox Head Branch (B), Mill Creek (C), Bass Branch (D), Anderson Branch (E), Shaw Still Branch (F), Juniper Creek (G), Sanders Branch (H), Bolton Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Niceville (101 Highway 85 North), Comfort Inn (101 Highway 85 North).

Birthplace of: Jason Craig - Artist, Julian Pittman - Football player.

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

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

FOREST GREEN SUBDIVISION (Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.9%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Niceville in 2000:

  • 76 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Niceville (2011 data):

  • Synovus Bank: Niceville Branch at 1001 John Sims Parkway, branch established on 1975/11/26; Bluewater Bay Branch at 4300 Highway 20 East, branch established on 1984/09/24. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bluewater Bay Branch at 4500 East Highway 20, branch established on 1984/07/02; Niceville Branch at 701 John Sims Parkway, branch established on 1964/12/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • FNBT.COM BANK: Niceville Branch at 1065 John Sims Parkway East, branch established on 1994/05/16. 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.
  • Beach Community Bank: Niceville Branch at 100 Armstrong Avenue, branch established on 2008/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $610.6 mil, Deposits: $531.5 mil, headquarters in Fort Walton Beach, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Beach Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Niceville Branch at 1130 John Sims Parkway, branch established on 1951/08/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Niceville Branch at 750 John Sims Pkwy E, branch established on 2007/11/05. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation
  • BankTrust: Niceville Branch at 799 East John Sims Parkway, branch established on 2004/01/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,083.8 mil, Deposits: $1,812.7 mil, headquarters in Mobile, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Banctrust Financial Group, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank: at 1020 John Sims Parkway, branch established on 1986/06/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.4 mil, Deposits: $100.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bankshares Corporation Of Niceville
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Niceville Branch at 4526 Highway 20 East, branch established on 1994/08/15. 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
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Niceville:

Marital status in Niceville, FL
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Niceville:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Niceville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Niceville, FL (based on Okaloosa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Okaloosa County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okaloosa County:

23.5%
State:

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

9.3%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.2%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.2%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Niceville:

9.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Niceville:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Niceville:

34.4%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

61.5%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Niceville:

80.6%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Niceville, 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
Water Supply 25$68,840$33,0431$1,177
Parks and Recreation 23$63,521$33,14113$12,590
Police Protection - Officers 20$61,017$36,6102$896
Other and Unallocable 19$58,298$36,8202$1,671
Solid Waste Management 11$25,155$27,4421$2,518
Local Libraries 9$23,262$31,01611$12,206
Financial Administration 7$23,778$40,7620$0
Firefighters 7$18,885$32,3740$0
Other Government Administration 5$35,036$84,0860$0
Police - Other 5$14,799$35,5186$4,493
Streets and Highways 4$11,459$34,3771$1,860
Fire - Other 1$2,915$34,9800$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 136$406,965$35,90937$37,411

Niceville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,243,000 ($147.09)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($6.82)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,501,000 ($164.01)
    Water Utilities: $2,127,000 ($139.48)
    Sewerage: $1,828,000 ($119.88)
    General - Other: $1,636,000 ($107.29)
    Police Protection: $1,506,000 ($98.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,230,000 ($80.66)
    Central Staff Services: $932,000 ($61.12)
    Libraries: $839,000 ($55.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $786,000 ($51.54)
    Regular Highways: $256,000 ($16.79)
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000 ($12.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $181,000 ($11.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $88,000 ($5.77)
    Financial Administration: $72,000 ($4.72)
    Health - Other: $51,000 ($3.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($8.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $370,000 ($24.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000 ($6.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($6.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000 ($4.26)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($3.28)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($1.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,657,000 ($305.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $586,000 ($38.43)

Niceville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,188,000 ($209.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,645,000 ($173.45)
    Other: $362,000 ($23.74)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($3.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($2.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($1.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $110,000 ($7.21)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($0.79)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $936,000 ($61.38)
    Interest Earnings: $202,000 ($13.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000 ($3.48)
    Rents: $29,000 ($1.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000 ($1.84)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,710,000 ($243.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,004,000 ($131.42)
    Other: $65,000 ($4.26)
  • Tax - Property: $2,645,000 ($173.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,300,000 ($85.25)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,271,000 ($83.35)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $297,000 ($19.48)
    Other License: $119,000 ($7.80)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000 ($3.67)

Niceville government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,494,000 ($1147.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,129,000 ($1123.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,258,000 ($279.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,893,000 ($255.30)

Niceville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,880,000 ($320.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,607,000 ($892.32)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,840,000 ($186.24)

10.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.49%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.53% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,513 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

0.53%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Walton County, FL  0.71% ($61,538 average AGI)
from Santa Rosa County, FL  0.65% ($47,156)
from Escambia County, FL  0.28% ($33,941)


9.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,630 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.46% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,162 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

0.46%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Santa Rosa County, FL  0.95% ($40,019 average AGI)
to Walton County, FL  0.90% ($74,710)
to Escambia County, FL  0.31% ($32,561)
Businesses in Niceville, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware2Nike2
Advance Auto Parts1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS2Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Subway3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House2
Kroger3Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Niceville:

  • 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)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Niceville:

  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCV (100.3 FM; NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Niceville:

  • 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.)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Niceville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 883ft / 269mTotal length
  • $173,000Total costs
  • 476,374Total average daily traffic
  • 24,793Total average daily truck traffic
  • 762,470Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Niceville, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 322010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Niceville, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Niceville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Niceville, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 284 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Niceville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 76 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Niceville)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$213,21525$203,221121$191,7712$122,76510$135,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$147,6051$319,3307$261,1811$99,3501$264,660
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$140,8113$245,21030$195,8131$11,8405$131,754
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$235,5406$243,49033$189,0481$166,3102$80,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$210,2056$175,8570$01$137,100

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00 , 0211.01, 0211.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$256,4101$447,0800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$260,1000$01$183,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00 , 0211.01, 0211.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Niceville, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Niceville, FL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 113. The highest number of fires - 178 took place in 2008, and the least - 77 in 2016. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Niceville, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.8%), and Outside Fires (25.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Niceville, FL
    • 1,03753.8%Structure Fires
    • 48125.0%Outside Fires
    • 28214.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1266.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Niceville, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Niceville, Florida:

  • Seminole Motel, Hwy 20, Niceville, Florida 32578
  • Quality Inn at Eglin Air Force Base, 101 Hwy 85 N, Niceville, Florida 32578 , Phone: (850) 678-8077, Fax: (850) 729-1254
  • Hampton Inn - Niceville, 4400 Ansley Dr, Niceville, Florida 32578 , Phone: (850) 897-4675, Fax: (850) 897-4837
  • Comfort Suites-Niceville, 148 John Sims Pkwy W, Niceville, Florida 32578 , Phone: (850) 279-6547
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Niceville, Florida
Most common first names in Niceville, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11872.8 years
Robert11172.5 years
William10772.9 years
James10370.8 years
Mary8679.2 years
Charles6975.0 years
George5773.4 years
Dorothy4477.9 years
Joseph3878.1 years
Richard3669.5 years
Most common last names in Niceville, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4774.8 years
Williams3373.5 years
Jones2675.7 years
Brown2473.3 years
Davis2277.1 years
Allen2069.6 years
Johnson1969.6 years
Phillips1879.2 years
Wright1778.6 years
Thomas1775.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Niceville, FL
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 42.6%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Niceville, FL
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 36.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Niceville compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Niceville on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #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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