Valparaiso, Florida

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2017: 4,946 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.8%
Males: 2,813  (56.9%)
Females: 2,133  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

28.8 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 32580.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,953 (it was $39,521 in 2000)
Valparaiso:

$58,953
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,345 (it was $19,934 in 2000)

Valparaiso city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,521 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Valparaiso:

$172,521
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $271,123; detached houses: $280,470; townhouses or other attached units: $227,231

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,120.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valparaiso: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Valparaiso, FL (2017)
    • 3,66069.4%White alone
    • 67712.8%Two or more races
    • 5229.9%Hispanic
    • 3085.8%Black alone
    • 641.2%Asian alone
    • 350.7%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Valparaiso, Florida as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valparaiso is 1,306 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Valparaiso 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)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
2
(33.4)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.5)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(30.9)
9
(139.1)
11
(181.9)
3
(48.2)
8
(133.5)
3
(51.9)
2
(39.2)
6
(116.2)
4
(77.9)
7
(132.7)
4
(76.5)
4
(79.6)
8
(157.4)
8
(162.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(262.4)
17
(262.7)
23
(380.4)
20
(321.3)
11
(183.6)
14
(242.1)
12
(235.1)
11
(213.0)
8
(155.7)
22
(417.1)
14
(267.7)
28
(557.4)
18
(354.3)
22
(445.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
134
(2,068)
61
(942.5)
37
(611.9)
53
(851.5)
21
(350.5)
43
(743.6)
33
(646.4)
35
(677.8)
36
(700.7)
23
(436.0)
30
(573.6)
56
(1,115)
27
(531.4)
17
(344.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
12
(185.4)
4
(66.1)
3
(48.2)
2
(33.4)
1
(17.3)
1
(19.6)
3
(58.1)
4
(77.9)
3
(56.9)
4
(76.5)
9
(179.2)
7
(137.8)
5
(101.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)107.3115.792.882.983.082.751.775.766.683.4109.0119.888.685.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Valparaiso, FL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Florida average:

2.08
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Valparaiso, FL forum
Recent posts about Valparaiso, Florida on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Valparaiso is mentioned 97 times on our forum:
Potential relocation to Gulf Breeze/FWB area  (3 replies)
Would appreciate some advice about Crestview or Niceville areas  (8 replies)
Life in Hammock Bay...?  (12 replies)
Suggestions for move to Eglin Area, Homeowners Ins??  (10 replies)
Best Internet Provider for Valparaiso, FL?  (0 replies)
Niceville vs. Gulf Breeze  (8 replies)

Latest news from Valparaiso, FL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (30.7%), German (9.7%), Irish (8.9%), English (5.2%), Italian (4.4%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 414 people per square mile   (low).

Valparaiso, Florida map

134 residents are foreign born (2.1% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This city:

2.5%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,393 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,443 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 30.51 N, Longitude: 86.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,663 (+164.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,052 (34.4%)

Area code: 850

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

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
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $284,900
  • 2017: 22 buildings, average cost: $282,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Valparaiso, FL residents
Average permit cost in Valparaiso, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Florida:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +285 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Valparaiso, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Public administration (12.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (20.4%)
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Valparaiso, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
  • Engineers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Engineers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)

Average climate in Valparaiso, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Valparaiso, Florida average temperatures Valparaiso, Florida average precipitation Valparaiso, Florida humidity Valparaiso, Florida wind speed Valparaiso, Florida snowfall Valparaiso, Florida sunshine Valparaiso, Florida clear and cloudy days

Valparaiso, Florida environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone 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
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

19.6

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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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).
Valparaiso topographic map

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:

See details about airports located in Valparaiso, FL

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)
See full list of schools located in Valparaiso

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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).

Birthplace of: Mary Brennan - Politician.

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Valparaiso:

Marital status in Valparaiso, FL
  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Valparaiso:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Florida average:

12.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valparaiso, 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.
Florida:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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
Okaloosa County:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Okaloosa County:

9.4%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okaloosa County:

23.5%
Florida:

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

9.3%
Florida:

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

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

  • Current Operations - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,335,000 ($269.92)
    Police Protection: $957,000 ($193.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $616,000 ($124.55)
    General - Other: $477,000 ($96.44)
    Water Utilities: $401,000 ($81.08)
    Sewerage: $371,000 ($75.01)
    Central Staff Services: $345,000 ($69.75)
    Financial Administration: $331,000 ($66.92)
    Regular Highways: $299,000 ($60.45)
    Libraries: $228,000 ($46.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $212,000 ($42.86)
    General Public Buildings: $159,000 ($32.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $139,000 ($28.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $965,000 ($195.11)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $18,000 ($3.64)
    Benefit Payments: $7,000 ($1.42)
    Withdrawals: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $151,000 ($30.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($28.10)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($22.64)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($13.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $61,000 ($12.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($2.43)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($2.43)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($2.02)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($1.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($1.62)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,962,000 ($396.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($22.04)

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

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,405,000 ($284.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $794,000 ($160.53)
    Sewerage: $603,000 ($121.92)
    Other: $104,000 ($21.03)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $63,000 ($12.74)
    Local Employee Contribution: $7,000 ($1.42)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,000 ($1.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000 ($4.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $47,000 ($9.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $107,000 ($21.63)
    Rents: $102,000 ($20.62)
    General Revenue - Other: $62,000 ($12.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($5.46)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($3.84)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $477,000 ($96.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $699,000 ($141.33)
    Other: $87,000 ($17.59)
    Highways: $27,000 ($5.46)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $828,000 ($167.41)
    Property: $708,000 ($143.15)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $162,000 ($32.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $162,000 ($32.75)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $68,000 ($13.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.61)
    Other License: $3,000 ($0.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,361,000 ($1083.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,156,000 ($1042.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $205,000 ($41.45)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,460,000 ($295.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,485,000 ($502.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $552,000 ($111.61)

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 Valparaiso, FL
NameCountNameCount
Domino's Pizza1Kroger1
Goodwill2UPS1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Valparaiso fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 456ft / 139mTotal length
  • $10,067,000Total costs
  • 118,910Total average daily traffic
  • 5,902Total average daily truck traffic
  • 169,903Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Valparaiso, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valparaiso, FL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 30.495778 Lon: -86.547083, Call Sign: WPKD718,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.650 MHz, Grant Date: 01/18/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2022, Certifier: Steve Gerrin, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/2012, Expiration Date: 02/22/2022, Certifier: James Valandingham, Registrant: Data Flow Systems, Inc., 605 N. John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32934, Phone: (321) 259-5009, Fax: (321) 259-4006, Email:
  • LS #8, 110 Bay Street (Lat: 30.504417 Lon: -86.492917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQOX524,
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.775 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 02/24/2022, Certifier: James Valandingham, Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/17/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Gary Eure Odom, 274 Grandview Ave, Valparaiso, FL 32580
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/09/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Rolf T Breier, 413 Lincoln Ave, Valparaiso, FL 32580
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/21/2017

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 in Valparaiso, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valparaiso, 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 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 17 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Valparaiso, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (63.3%), and Outside Fires (18.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Valparaiso, FL
    • 11963.3%Structure Fires
    • 3518.6%Outside Fires
    • 2613.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 84.3%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valparaiso, FL
  • 51.0%Utility gas
  • 44.5%Electricity
  • 4.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valparaiso, FL
  • 72.5%Electricity
  • 27.5%Utility gas


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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly 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+)"
There are 15 pilots and 14 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Anthony Shepherd Bradley, Jr. (2)
  • Anthony Shepherd Bradley, Sr. (2)
  • Brain T. Pridham (1)
  • Harry Robert Estes (1)
  • Arlene Theresa Butler (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.