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Walton County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 65,889 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 40,601 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,204
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,990
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,072
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,107 (it was 3,476 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 1058 sq. mi.

Water area: 180.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Walton County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (42.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Walton County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 34,195  (51.9%)
Females: 31,694  (48.1%)
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Walton County,FL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Walton County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,246 ($32,407 in 1999)

This county:

$56,246
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $774 (lower quartile is $541, upper quartile is $1,251)
This county:

$774
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,000 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Walton:

$224,000
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,300 - $425,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $358,841
Here:

$358,841
State:

$297,126

Townhouses or other attached units: $414,490
Here:

$414,490
State:

$218,328

In 2-unit structures: $167,683
Here:

$167,683
State:

$199,072

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $232,384
Here:

$232,384
State:

$188,397

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $939,389
Here:

$939,389
State:

$280,732

Mobile homes: $90,360
Here:

$90,360
State:

$77,364

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,744
Here:

$37,744
State:

$82,282
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,363
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 2,017

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 126
  • Burglaries: 193
  • Thefts: 544
  • Auto thefts: 50

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 117
  • Burglaries: 242
  • Thefts: 623
  • Auto thefts: 68
Walton County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 903 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2001: 913 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2002: 1117 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2003: 1280 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2004: 1682 buildings, average cost: $292,300
  • 2005: 1644 buildings, average cost: $356,200
  • 2006: 1032 buildings, average cost: $527,200
  • 2007: 723 buildings, average cost: $466,000
  • 2008: 423 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2009: 210 buildings, average cost: $375,700
  • 2010: 299 buildings, average cost: $351,600
  • 2011: 552 buildings, average cost: $360,600
  • 2012: 861 buildings, average cost: $325,700
  • 2013: 1149 buildings, average cost: $362,600
  • 2014: 982 buildings, average cost: $431,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,223 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $981 (0.6%)

Walton County household income distribution in 2013 Walton County home values distribution in 2013 Walton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.8%
Walton County:

11.8%
Florida:

14.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.5% for American Indian residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.9 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.0 years old, Black residents: 34.7 years old, American Indian residents: 44.8 years old, Asian residents: 59.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.2 years old, Other race residents: 21.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walton County is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paxton-Darlington, De Funiak Springs, Redbay, Miramar Beach, Freeport, Paxton.

Walton 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 (%)
32433Defuniak Springs104040
32435Defuniak Springs--1010
32439Freeport10----

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Neighboring counties: Bastrop County, Texas , Jackson County, Mississippi , Echols County, Georgia , Vernon Parish, Louisiana , Lee County, Georgia , Jeff Davis County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,108
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,538 (63.9% naturalized citizens)

Walton County:

5.4%
Whole state:

20.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 4822010 or later
  • 1,0622000 to 2009
  • 7061990 to 1999
  • 2481980 to 1989
  • 1731970 to 1979
  • 462Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.3%

Walton County marital status for males Walton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,511
  • One, attached: 950
  • Two: 627
  • 3 or 4: 920
  • 5 to 9: 2,181
  • 10 to 19: 1,541
  • 20 to 49: 2,315
  • 50 or more: 5,264
  • Mobile homes: 6,368
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 279

Housing units in Walton County with a mortgage: 9,902 (148 second mortgage, 668 home equity loan, 157 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,932

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,13381
Catholic3,6384
Mainline Protestant3,32420
Black Protestant1,26610
Other8765
None32,806-
Walton 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: 12
Walton County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Walton County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This county:

13.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Walton County:

9.5%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Walton County:

26.2%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Walton County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,139
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $361.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,817
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,615
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.87%
Corn for grain: 242 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2008 harvested acres
Vegetables: 129 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 488 acres

Earthquake activity:

Walton County-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 74.3 miles away from Walton 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 304.9 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 201.9 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 312.4 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 174.1 miles away from Walton 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 268.5 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:

  • Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 06, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4177: May 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4177, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 02, 2013 to July 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4138: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4138, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to May 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1831: April 21, 2009, FEMA Id: 1831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Black Creek Fire, Incident Period: May 07, 2007 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 2690, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 24, 2005 to September 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1602: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 1602, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 07, 2005 to July 20, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1595: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1595, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1551: September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: 1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane 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: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walton County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • England (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walton County


  • American (47%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Walton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,306 (81.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,733 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 67 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 565 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 168 (0.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,705 (6.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,328 people in state prisons
  • 324 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,521 people in state prisons
  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 223 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,339.

10.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.82%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($677 average AGI)
Walton County:

0.14%
Florida average:

0.11%

5.44% relocated from other counties in Florida ($20,675 average AGI)
5.23% relocated from other states ($36,170 average AGI)
Walton County:

5.23%
Florida average:

3.71%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Okaloosa County, FL  2.89% ($38,565 average AGI)
from Bay County, FL  0.56% ($52,771)
from Holmes County, FL  0.23% ($26,977)
from Santa Rosa County, FL  0.22% ($53,122)
from Escambia County, FL  0.18% ($37,324)
from Leon County, FL  0.17% ($-17,906)
from Covington County, AL  0.13% ($21,500)


10.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Walton County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

5.44% relocated to other counties in Florida ($19,930 average AGI)
4.55% relocated to other states ($18,464 average AGI)
Walton County:

4.55%
Florida average:

2.87%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Okaloosa County, FL  2.79% ($37,367 average AGI)
to Bay County, FL  0.61% ($42,956)
to Holmes County, FL  0.28% ($20,000)
to Santa Rosa County, FL  0.19% ($31,800)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.18% ($20,909)
to Escambia County, FL  0.16% ($45,600)
to Covington County, AL  0.16% ($32,690)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Walton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Walton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Walton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Walton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Walton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Walton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Walton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Walton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Walton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,349 (6,881 aged, 1,468 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,386 (21%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (901)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (620)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (520)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (402)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (218)
  • Unspecified dementia (181)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (155)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (138)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (125)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (123)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,643
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59,146

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,198
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,079
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 161.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 105.8
  • Other - 56.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,889
  • In family households: 52,051 (11,169 male householders, 6,816 female householders)
    14,050 spouses, 16,046 children (13,833 natural, 248 adopted, 1,965 stepchildren), 1,167 grandchildren, 847 brothers or sisters, 503 parents, 559 other relatives, 894 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,805 (4,223 male householders (3,513 living alone)), 4,999 female householders (4,220 living alone)), 2,583 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,033

Size of family households: 9,133 2-persons, 2,886 3-persons, 2,343 4-persons, 1,068 5-persons, 409 6-persons, 298 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,341 1-person, 1,047 2-persons, 335 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

7,587 married couples with children.
3,322 single-parent households (721 men, 2,601 women).

91.4% of residents of Walton speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $603,858,000 ($12,457 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $374,543,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $126,598,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,717,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,054,000
Federal grants: $77,113,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,273,000 ($238,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $357,103,000 ($352,177,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,093,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,242,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,201,473,000

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

Births: 2,583
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,308
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +273
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,252
Here:

+184 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Walton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built in Walton County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 1,4772014 or later
  • 1,3582010 to 2013
  • 17,2042000 to 2009
  • 12,9971990 to 1999
  • 8,3411980 to 1989
  • 3,7591970 to 1979
  • 1,7911960 to 1969
  • 1,3931950 to 1959
  • 5551940 to 1949
  • 1,0811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walton County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walton County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 891 room
  • 5882 rooms
  • 6563 rooms
  • 1,9814 rooms
  • 3,7955 rooms
  • 4,7936 rooms
  • 2,7757 rooms
  • 1,8138 rooms
  • 2,3449+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walton County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 4311 room
  • 4212 rooms
  • 1,4193 rooms
  • 1,7944 rooms
  • 1,8385 rooms
  • 1,7476 rooms
  • 1847 rooms
  • 3858 rooms
  • 1549+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walton County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walton County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 199no bedroom
  • 7871 bedroom
  • 3,1862 bedrooms
  • 10,5403 bedrooms
  • 3,1554 bedrooms
  • 9675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walton County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 431no bedroom
  • 1,2391 bedroom
  • 2,0992 bedrooms
  • 3,9233 bedrooms
  • 6814 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Walton County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Walton County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 603no vehicle
  • 4,2541 vehicle
  • 10,0192 vehicles
  • 2,9013 vehicles
  • 8504 vehicles
  • 2075+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Walton County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Walton County population
  • 1,210no vehicle
  • 3,3441 vehicle
  • 3,0942 vehicles
  • 5233 vehicles
  • 2024 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.1% of Walton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Florida.

Walton County:

84.1%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 24,728
  • Other state: 36,210
  • Northeast: 4,547
  • Midwest: 7,210
  • South: 21,364
  • West: 3,089
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 87.4%Electricity
  • 6.4%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 93.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 533
Here:

9.2%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 232
Here:

7.8%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 193
Here:

10.3%
Florida:

20.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Walton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $146,000
    General - Other: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $18,397,000
    Police Protection: $17,191,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,190,000
    General - Other: $14,190,000
    Health - Other: $5,931,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,542,000
    Financial Administration: $5,422,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,842,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,537,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $949,000
    Local Fire Protection: $929,000
    Parks and Recreation: $883,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $723,000
    Libraries: $575,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $501,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $368,000
    Correctional Institutions: $240,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $545,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $724,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,397,000
    Solid Waste Management: $830,000
    Financial Administration: $706,000
    Local Fire Protection: $575,000
    General - Other: $557,000
    Central Staff Services: $526,000
    Health - Other: $251,000
    Libraries: $174,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,131,000

Walton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,564,000
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,972,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,704,000
    Public Welfare: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
    Highways: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,338,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,357,000
    Sale of Property: $1,195,000
    Special Assessments: $318,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $212,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $183,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,039,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,423,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,313,000
    Public Welfare: $57,000
    Highways: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $40,344,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,695,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,730,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,889,000
    Other License: $1,760,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $244,000

Walton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,370,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,790,000

Walton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,950,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,622,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,150,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 923
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 845
  • Number of recipients under 18: 124
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 632
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 167
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 376
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 414
Walton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
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Walton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Most common first names in Walton County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John27673.1 years
James23370.4 years
William22272.8 years
Mary20378.0 years
Robert17570.5 years
Charles12372.0 years
George9074.7 years
Joseph7473.6 years
Thomas7271.1 years
Richard6768.8 years
Most common last names in Walton County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9375.5 years
Smith7874.0 years
Davis7574.0 years
Brown7371.2 years
Jones7276.4 years
Miller6873.7 years
Campbell5674.2 years
Williams5670.4 years
Jackson4877.2 years
Garrett4577.6 years
Businesses in Walton County, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
Ann Taylor2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Banana Republic1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike8
Brooks Brothers2Pac Sun1
Burger King2Panera Bread1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Publix Super Markets3
Chico's1Quiznos1
Clarks1RadioShack1
Coldwater Creek1Ramada1
ColorTyme1SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn1Sears1
Eddie Bauer1Skechers USA1
FedEx12Sleep Inn1
GNC1Starbucks4
Gap1Subway5
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Talbots1
Hilton3The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
IZOD1U-Haul5
J.Crew3UPS9
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Waffle House2
KFC2Walgreens1
Kroger11Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2