Valparaiso, Florida

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Population in 2014: 5,188 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.0%
Males: 3,187  (61.4%)
Females: 2,001  (38.6%)
Median resident age:  26.5 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 32580.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,246 (it was $39,521 in 2000)
Valparaiso:

$58,246
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,673 (it was $19,934 in 2000)

Valparaiso city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $188,144 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Valparaiso:

$188,144
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: $1,058.

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  • Races in Valparaiso, FL (2010)

    Valparaiso races chart
    • 4,06980.8%White alone
    • 2785.5%Black alone
    • 2795.5%Hispanic
    • 1953.9%Two or more races
    • 1733.4%Asian alone
    • 300.6%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Valparaiso: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.0%), United States (12.0%), English (10.2%), Irish (8.8%), French (6.0%), Scottish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 435 people per square mile   (low).

Valparaiso,FL real estate house value index trend

Valparaiso, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Valparaiso:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valparaiso city:

  • Never married: 45.0%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

143 residents are foreign born (2.1% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% North America, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.7%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,293 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,471 (0.7%)

Valparaiso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (26.6 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (128.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (533.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Niceville, FL (1.3 miles ), Eglin, FL (1.7 miles ), Eglin AFB, FL (2.2 miles ), Lake Lorraine, FL (2.5 miles ), Shalimar, FL (2.6 miles ), Destin, FL (2.8 miles ), Ocean City, FL (2.8 miles ), Cinco Bayou, FL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $273,200
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $328,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $389,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $222,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.51 N, Longitude: 86.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,428 (+120.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,243 (42.5%)

Area code: 850

Valparaiso household income distribution Valparaiso home values distribution

Crime rates in Valparaiso by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0200101210000
per 100,000 0.030.70.00.015.50.016.133.417.30.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0110100020111
per 100,000 0.015.315.40.015.50.00.00.034.60.019.419.519.0
Assaults 66029113832647
per 100,000 89.592.10.030.9139.1181.948.2133.551.939.2116.277.9132.7
Burglaries 1914261717232011141211822
per 100,000 283.5214.8400.1262.4262.7380.4321.3183.6242.1235.1213.0155.7417.1
Thefts 6262111134613753214333353623
per 100,000 925.2951.41,708.02,068.2942.5611.9851.5350.5743.6646.4677.8700.7436.0
Auto thefts 35601243211343
per 100,000 44.876.792.30.0185.466.148.233.417.319.658.177.956.9
Arson 1000100000000
per 100,000 14.90.00.00.015.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 57.678.579.678.985.168.260.961.060.838.055.748.961.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Valparaiso detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 16 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Florida average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +285 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Valparaiso, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Valparaiso-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 4.7 miles away from the Valparaiso city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valparaiso-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 62.7 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 294.6 miles away from Valparaiso 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 290.9 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 205.3 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 170.6 miles away from Valparaiso 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 280.4 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).
Valparaiso topographic map

Birthplace of: Mary Brennan - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Valparaiso:

  • EMERALD POINTE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NICEVILLE, FL)
  • MANOR AT BLUE WATER BAY, THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NICEVILLE, FL)
  • HUMANA HOSPITAL DESTIN (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DESTIN, FL)
  • DESTIN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DESTIN, FL)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • RCG - FT WALTON BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • PARTHENON HEALTHCARE OF FORT WALTON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)

airports located in Valparaiso:

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Amtrak station near Valparaiso:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valparaiso:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 3 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • Pensacola State College (about 42 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 44 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 52 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 68 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 70 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 80 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)

Public elementary/middle schools in Valparaiso:

  • ADDIE R. LEWIS SCHOOL (Students: 1,019, Location: 281 MISSISSIPPI AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • OKALOOSA STEMM CENTER (Location: 379 EDGE AVE, Grades: 6-8)
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Notable locations in Valparaiso: Village Center (A), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station 1 (B), Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Brooks Pond (A), Kendrick Pond (B), Jack Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Toms Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Valparaiso: Clearwater Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Heritage Museum Association Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 115 Westview Avenue), Historical Society Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 115 Westview Avenue).

Hotel: Budget Inn (79 South John Sims Parkway).

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 11.5 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 9.8 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 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.7%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 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:  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: 0.1% of all households
1,247 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010

People in group quarters in Valparaiso in 2000:

  • 954 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 692 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 208 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Valparaiso, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Valparaiso (2011 data):

  • Synovus Bank: Valparaiso Branch at 23 John Sims Parkway, branch established on 1922/01/01. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Florida average:

12.2

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

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Religion statistics for Valparaiso 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:
This city:

52.2%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Valparaiso:

52.3%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Valparaiso:

28.1
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Valparaiso:

9.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Valparaiso:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Valparaiso:

31.5%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

60.9%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Valparaiso:

81.6%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valparaiso, 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$12,767$51,0681$1,690
Other Government Administration 7$13,634$23,3730$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$45,949$42,4143$1,723
Police - Other 5$15,827$37,9850$0
Firefighters 1$6,383$76,59611$6,666
Streets and Highways 3$5,525$22,1000$0
Solid Waste Management 13$20,209$18,6540$0
Sewerage 2$6,256$37,5360$0
Parks and Recreation 4$6,680$20,0400$0
Water Supply 4$15,021$45,0633$1,766
Local Libraries 3$11,383$45,5327$6,545
Other and Unallocable 3$9,448$37,7921$759
Totals for Government 61$169,082$33,26226$19,149

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $646,000 ($124.52)
    General - Other: $634,000 ($122.21)
    Water Utilities: $553,000 ($106.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $544,000 ($104.86)
    Financial Administration: $492,000 ($94.83)
    Libraries: $174,000 ($33.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $154,000 ($29.68)
    Fire Protection: $145,000 ($27.95)
    Regular Highways: $127,000 ($24.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($2.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($1.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($19.47)
    General - Other: $80,000 ($15.42)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($12.53)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($12.14)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($9.83)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($4.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($1.73)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.96)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.58)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,584,000 ($305.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($13.88)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $582,000 ($112.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $568,000 ($109.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,000 ($0.58)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $188,000 ($36.24)
    Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($9.25)
    Rents: $13,000 ($2.51)
    Property Sale Other: $11,000 ($2.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $672,000 ($129.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $287,000 ($55.32)
    Highways: $47,000 ($9.06)
    All Other: $25,000 ($4.82)
    Public Welfare: $16,000 ($3.08)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $548,000 ($105.63)
    Total General Sales: $423,000 ($81.53)
    Property: $379,000 ($73.05)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $77,000 ($14.84)
    NEC: $48,000 ($9.25)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,418,000 ($273.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,371,000 ($264.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($9.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,688,000 ($325.37)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $338,000 ($65.15)

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 Valparaiso:

  • 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)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • 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 Valparaiso:

  • 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.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING 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)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 Valparaiso:

  • 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.)
  • WPCT (Channel 46; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
Valparaiso fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Valparaiso fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 88m289ftTotal length
  • $10,014,000Total costs
  • 46,150Total average daily traffic
  • 1,896Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75,344Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Valparaiso)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 30.495778 Lon: -86.547083, Call Sign: WPKD718
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.650 MHzGrant Date: 01/18/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2022, Certifier: Steve GerrinRegistrant: Delta Air Lines Inc., 7208 34th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55450, Phone: (612) 266-4213, Fax: (612) 266-4203, Email:
  • WELL #5, 440 Marquette St (Lat: 30.520472 Lon: -86.510056), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQOX290
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.775 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2012, Expiration Date: 02/22/2022, Certifier: James ValandinghamRegistrant: Data Flow Systems, Inc., 605 N. John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32934, Phone: (321) 259-5009, Fax: (321) 259-4006, Email:
  • CTU, 600 Valastics Ave (Lat: 30.511083 Lon: -86.508500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQOX524
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.775 MHzGrant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 02/24/2022, Certifier: James ValandinghamRegistrant: Data Flow Systems, Inc., 605 N. John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32934, Phone: (321) 259-5009, Fax: (321) 259-4006, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valparaiso)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-LA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23970 , Serial Number: L-6299, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Rolf T Breier, 413 Lincoln Ave, Valparaiso, FL 32580
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RAVEN S52A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 9141H , Serial Number: S52A-3012, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Gary Eure Odom, 274 Grandview Ave, Valparaiso, FL 32580

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED23$153,8576$187,58062$172,3322$4,2203$108,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$112,7831$149,1302$111,1400$01$84,410
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$122,5526$130,68020$167,9311$154,7505$97,354
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$146,6272$262,61014$185,5700$02$200,240
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$120,0500$03$188,2073$68,4670$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$137,4001$390,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Valparaiso

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valparaiso, FL
Most common first names in Valparaiso, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2575.2 years
William2572.1 years
James2273.1 years
Mary2175.5 years
Charles1772.1 years
Robert1676.1 years
George1472.1 years
Dorothy1172.8 years
Helen975.1 years
Thomas968.5 years
Most common last names in Valparaiso, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1073.1 years
Williams864.9 years
Davis771.4 years
Wilson571.1 years
Miller572.0 years
Johnson573.4 years
Thompson581.2 years
Adams460.3 years
Hudson471.2 years
Allen464.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
Businesses in Valparaiso, FL
NameCountNameCount
Domino's Pizza1Kroger1
Goodwill2UPS1

Valparaiso compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Valparaiso on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 1,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 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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