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Okaloosa County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 196,512 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 170,498 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,404
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,691
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 43,972
Renter-occupied apartments: 25,284 (it was 22,297 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 936 sq. mi.

Water area: 146.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 210 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Okaloosa County: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.0%), Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Okaloosa County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 98,725  (50.2%)
Females: 97,787  (49.8%)

Okaloosa County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Okaloosa County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,139 ($41,474 in 1999)

This county:

$55139
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $814 (lower quartile is $611, upper quartile is $1,063)
This county:

$814
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $184,100 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Okaloosa:

$184,100
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,700 - $276,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $245,668
Here:

$245,668
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,219
Here:

$185,219
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $107,992
Here:

$107,992
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,610
Here:

$85,610
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $260,002
Here:

$260,002
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $71,629
Here:

$71,629
State:

$58,568
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,482
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $402

Institutionalized population: 2,703

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 61
  • Assaults: 302
  • Burglaries: 754
  • Thefts: 2545
  • Auto thefts: 260

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 59
  • Assaults: 307
  • Burglaries: 728
  • Thefts: 2369
  • Auto thefts: 221
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1057 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2001: 1092 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2002: 1438 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2003: 1511 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2004: 1737 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2007: 628 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2008: 351 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2009: 410 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2010: 547 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2011: 747 buildings, average cost: $259,400
  • 2012: 643 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2013: 645 buildings, average cost: $277,700
  • 2014: 582 buildings, average cost: $292,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,447 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,043 (0.7%)

Okaloosa County household income distribution in 2009 Okaloosa County home values distribution Okaloosa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.8%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 1.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.6% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.8%
Okaloosa County:

13.8%
Florida:

17.0%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.5% for American Indian residents, 1.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.0% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Area name: Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Okaloosa County is $558 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $916 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wright, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Eglin, Niceville, Destin, Eglin AFB, Lake Lorraine, Baker, Valparaiso.

Okaloosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32531Baker--2020
32536Crestview--3030
32539Crestview60----
32541Destin190----
32544Hurlburt Field140----
32547Fort Walton Beach250----
32548Fort Walton Beach90150150
32549Fort Walton Beach--1010
32564Holt--1010
32567Laurel Hill--1010
32569Mary Esther60----
32578Niceville3502020
32579Shalimar1301010
32580Valparaiso201010

2012 air pollution in Okaloosa County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Okaloosa County: Bethlehem West Florida Camp Meeting Ground (A), Curry Ferry (B), Sweet Gum Head (C), Swamp Field Landing (D), Bearpen Landing (E), Old Warehouse Landing (F), Holmes County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (G), Holmes County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (H), Pine Log Community Volunteer Fire and Rescue (I), New Hope Fire Department (J), Gritney Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Okaloosa County include: Bethany Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Bethlehem Church (C), Beulah Anna Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Pleasant Ridge Church (F), Otter Creek Church (G), Poplar Head Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Westville Cemetery (1), Still Cemetery (2), Smith Cemetery (3), Selma Cemetery (4), Double Springs Cemetery (5), Merrill Cemetery (6), Curry Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mill Pond (A), Andrews Lake (B), Tucker Pond (C), Slaughter Sand Pond (D), Black Pond (E), Blackburn Pond (F), Blackfish Lake (G), Blue Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bell Branch (A), Bonds Branch (B), Little Gum Creek (C), Still Branch (D), Rolland Branch (E), Catfish Branch (F), Little Reedy Creek (G), Blue Creek (H), Truett Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Okaloosa County: D.D. Eldridge Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Evangeline Parish, Louisiana , Holmes County , St. Landry Parish, Louisiana , Miller County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,816
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,984 (64% naturalized citizens)

Okaloosa County:

5.3%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,345
  • 1990 to 1994: 946
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,085
  • 1980 to 1984: 962
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,082
  • 1970 to 1974: 976
  • 1970 to 1974: 612
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,976

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.2%

Okaloosa County marital status for males Okaloosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 47,749
  • One, attached: 5,049
  • Two: 2,030
  • 3 or 4: 3,745
  • 5 to 9: 3,222
  • 10 to 19: 1,897
  • 20 or more: 8,434
  • Mobile homes: 6,385
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 82

Housing units in Okaloosa County with a mortgage: 26,540 (3,059 second mortgage, 2,081 home equity loan, 89 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,565

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Okaloosa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,236156
Mainline Protestant20,41426
Catholic9,0856
Other7,66622
Black Protestant1,65210
Orthodox3372
None94,432-
Okaloosa County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

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
Okaloosa County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 175
This county:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Okaloosa County:

9.4%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Okaloosa County:

23.5%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Okaloosa County:

Average size of farms: 119 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,065
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $332.92
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,036
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.48%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,199
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.34%
Corn for grain: 236 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4279 harvested acres
Vegetables: 134 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 194 acres

Tornado activity:

Okaloosa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 8242927.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/25/1972, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okaloosa County-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 93% 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 53.7 miles away from Okaloosa County 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 303.8 miles away from the county 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 195.4 miles away from the county 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 293.8 miles away from the county 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 160.6 miles away from Okaloosa County 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 271.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaSevere Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to May 5, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1831): April 21, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • FloridaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 31, 2008 to September 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1806): October 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1806, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 24, 2005 to September 6, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1602): August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1602, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 7, 2005 to July 20, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1595): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1595, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1551): September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaTropical Storm, Incident Period: September 21, 2000 to October 4, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1344): October 3, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1344, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaHurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 2, 1998, Emergency Declared (EM-3131): September 25, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3131, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (15%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Okaloosa County (%):

  • United States or American (16%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Okaloosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 68,046 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 9,596 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 98 (0%)
  • Taxi: 154 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 276 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 411 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,225 (1%)
  • Other means: 652 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,690 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Okaloosa County, Florida in 2000:

  • 1,320 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 979 people in state prisons
  • 954 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 925 people in nursing homes
  • 489 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 219 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 216 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 111 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 81 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 71 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 70 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 62 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 40 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Okaloosa County, Florida in 2010:

  • 2,053 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,253 people in state prisons
  • 641 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 502 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 170 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 79 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 58 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,141.

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%

3.08% relocated from other counties in Florida ($10,640 average AGI)
6.92% relocated from other states ($27,834 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

6.92%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Bay County, FL  0.18% ($46,542)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.12% ($43,404)
from Bexar County, TX  0.12% ($50,489)
from El Paso County, CO  0.11% ($42,481)


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%

3.52% relocated to other counties in Florida ($12,266 average AGI)
6.00% relocated to other states ($25,541 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

6.00%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.18% ($43,273)
to Bay County, FL  0.17% ($40,873)
to Orange County, FL  0.13% ($34,646)
to Leon County, FL  0.12% ($25,057)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Okaloosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Okaloosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Okaloosa County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Okaloosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Okaloosa County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 27,040 (23,140 aged, 3,900 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,309 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Okaloosa County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1874)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1481)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1450)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1347)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (713)
  • Unspecified dementia (619)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (579)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (432)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (395)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (377)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13605.2
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 260.660
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63368.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1625.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 800.340
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.94
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.02

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.88

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 32.1. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 87.5
  • Poisoning - 27.3
  • Suffocation - 24.9
  • Other - 8.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 175,939
  • In family households: 145,551 (34,137 male householders, 14,320 female householders)
    36,624 spouses, 47,307 children (42,992 natural, 1,215 adopted, 3,100 stepchildren), 3,671 grandchildren, 1,250 brothers or sisters, 1,319 parents, 1,733 other relatives, 4,194 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,388 (12,072 male householders (8,943 living alone)), 11,850 female householders (9,958 living alone)), 6,466 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,883 (2,703 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,619 2-persons, 11,633 3-persons, 8,668 4-persons, 3,643 5-persons, 1,244 6-persons, 650 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,901 1-person, 4,046 2-persons, 663 3-persons, 211 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

29,030 married couples with children.
9,423 single-parent households (2,223 men, 7,200 women).

92.1% of residents of Okaloosa County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,766,738,000 ($15247 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,921,647,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $886,222,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $166,356,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,565,000
Federal grants: $112,439,000
Federal procurement contracts: $945,819,000 ($923,284,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $652,337,000 ($617,508,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $983,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $270,619,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,685,630,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,086
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,474
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,045
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,230
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Okaloosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.97 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,091
  • 2000 to 2004: 19,474
  • 1990 to 1999: 19,406
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,774
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,289
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,545
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,365
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,434
  • 1939 or earlier: 579
Rooms in houses/apartments in Okaloosa County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 56
  • 2 rooms: 391
  • 3 rooms: 1,372
  • 4 rooms: 3,515
  • 5 rooms: 10,218
  • 6 rooms: 11,894
  • 7 rooms: 8,609
  • 8 rooms: 4,865
  • 9+ rooms: 3,052
  • 1 room: 508
  • 2 rooms: 1,812
  • 3 rooms: 3,239
  • 4 rooms: 5,999
  • 5 rooms: 5,149
  • 6 rooms: 3,214
  • 7 rooms: 1,593
  • 8 rooms: 524
  • 9+ rooms: 259
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Okaloosa County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 190
  • 1 bedroom: 927
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,048
  • 3 bedrooms: 26,593
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,148
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,066
  • no bedroom: 634
  • 1 bedroom: 3,771
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,110
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,099
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,520
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
Cars and other vehicles available in Okaloosa County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 882
  • 1 vehicle: 11,921
  • 2 vehicles: 21,956
  • 3 vehicles: 7,070
  • 4 vehicles: 1,751
  • 5+ vehicles: 392
  • no vehicle: 1,830
  • 1 vehicle: 10,355
  • 2 vehicles: 8,388
  • 3 vehicles: 1,411
  • 4 vehicles: 255
  • 5+ vehicles: 58

48% of Okaloosa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in Florida.

Okaloosa County:

48.4%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 48588
  • Northeast: 17967
  • Midwest: 22994
  • South: 52088
  • West: 13223

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Okaloosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (59.2%)
  • Utility gas (37.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (70.0%)
  • Utility gas (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,464
Here:

7.6%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 488
Here:

4.9%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 782
Here:

9.3%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Okaloosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $23,094,000
    Regular Highways: $17,631,000
    Financial Administration: $13,689,000
    General - Other: $13,545,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,175,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,158,000
    Water Utilities: $9,215,000
    Sewerage: $9,215,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,980,000
    Health - Other: $8,345,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,535,000
    Air Transportation: $5,228,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,420,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,220,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,307,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,989,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,643,000
    Libraries: $1,567,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $584,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $160,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,340,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,051,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,500,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,045,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $505,000
    General - Other: $483,000
    Financial Administration: $465,000
    Health - Other: $325,000
    Transit Utilities: $260,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $59,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,689,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $950,000

Okaloosa County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $26,192,000
    Toll Highways: $14,912,000
    Sewerage: $10,494,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,112,000
    Air Transportation: $5,911,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,552,000
    Parks and Recreation: $863,000
    Regular Highways: $238,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,102,000
    Highways: $1,099,000
    Transit Utilities: $964,000
    Health and Hospitals: $223,000
    Air Transportation: $197,000
    Public Welfare: $79,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,665,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,589,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,849,000
    Rents: $851,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $494,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $288,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,494,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,947,000
    Highways: $5,092,000
    All Other: $2,273,000
    Transit Utilities: $910,000
    Public Welfare: $104,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,632,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,361,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,948,000
    Other License: $2,375,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,842,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $443,000

Okaloosa County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,221,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,648,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,213,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $640,000

Okaloosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,612,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,046,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,574,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,242
  • Number of aged recipients: 182
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,060
  • Number of recipients under 18: 417
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,471
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 354
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 785
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 993
Okaloosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Okaloosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,353$184,950772$233,1903,055$188,644119$56,3038$1,987,750580$247,04746$71,739
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$158,93068$365,206238$198,3829$126,0000$068$321,9264$69,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED155$165,839190$225,3421,161$202,94586$54,4300$0304$238,63552$64,904
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN143$181,070170$233,765810$200,09317$113,2941$20,638,000167$250,88018$121,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$157,40027$200,185219$197,42910$139,2000$036$163,7226$107,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$231,73926$232,6920$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$199,23113$249,4624$231,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$244,58317$229,9410$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$279,6677$258,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$225,8572$382,5002$220,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Okaloosa County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James79470.9 years
John77073.1 years
William72971.4 years
Mary62677.3 years
Robert61469.6 years
Charles42071.7 years
George34973.0 years
Thomas25369.2 years
Joseph24374.2 years
Dorothy23076.3 years
Most common last names in Okaloosa County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32773.2 years
Johnson22773.4 years
Davis21974.7 years
Jones19073.5 years
Williams18674.1 years
Brown16974.9 years
Miller13473.9 years
Adams12374.6 years
King11375.1 years
Taylor11374.8 years
Businesses in Okaloosa County, FL
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kmart2
AT&T6Kohl's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger24
Abercrombie Kids1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware5Lane Furniture6
Advance Auto Parts4LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza5
American Eagle Outfitters2Lowe's2
Ann Taylor1Marriott1
Applebee's2Marshalls1
Arby's5MasterBrand Cabinets6
Ashley Furniture2Maurices1
AutoZone4Mazda1
Avenue1McDonald's12
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins3Nike11
Bath & Body Works2Nissan1
Baymont Inn1Office Depot2
Bebe1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy2
Best Western1Olive Garden2
Blockbuster3Outback1
Brookstone1Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental2Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread2
Burger King10Papa John's Pizza5
CVS8Payless3
Cache1Penske4
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chevrolet2Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A3Pizza Hut5
Chico's1Popeyes2
Church's Chicken1Publix Super Markets5
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality3
ColorTyme1Quiznos4
Comfort Inn2RadioShack5
Cracker Barrel2Ramada1
Curves2Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid1
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry2Rue212
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza6SONIC Drive-In6
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears5
FedEx30Sephora1
Finish Line1Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker1Staples1
Forever 211Starbucks8
GNC6Subaru1
GameStop4Subway15
Gap1Super 82
Goodwill6T-Mobile8
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's2
H&R Block9T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell6
Havertys Furniture1Talbots1
Haworth1Target2
Hilton4The Room Place1
Holiday Inn5Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot2True Value1
Honda1U-Haul12
Hot Topic1UPS32
Hyundai1Vans1
IHOP2Verizon Wireless4
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Johnny Rockets1Waffle House11
Jones New York1Walgreens6
Journeys2Walmart3
Justice2Wet Seal1
KFC3Wingate1
Kincaid1YMCA3

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