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Total population: 21,558 (Urban population: 20,289, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 10,330 (8,942 occupied: 4,957 owner occupied, 3,959 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

36%

Housing density: 1,388 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $207,237.

Median contract rent in 2016: $482 (lower quartile is $378, upper quartile is $572)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,044


Median gross rent in Fort Walton Beach, FL in 2016: $586

Housing units in Fort Walton Beach with a mortgage: 2,703 (59 second mortgage, 212 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,281

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $82,366

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,350

Median monthly housing costs: $915


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Fort Walton Beach, Florida Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $179,158 (it was $87,300 in 2000)
Fort Walton Beach:

$179,158
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,476 - $253,388
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,820
  • In family households: 16,173 (2,862 male householders, 2,134 female householders)
    3,571 spouses, 5,169 children (4,604 natural, 134 adopted, 367 stepchildren), 904 grandchildren, 248 brothers or sisters, 127 parents, 530 other relatives, 777 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,097 (2,283 male householders (1,598 living alone)), 1,713 female householders (1,505 living alone)), 1,099 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 607

Size of family households: 2,519 2-persons, 1,124 3-persons, 786 4-persons, 322 5-persons, 154 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,105 1-person, 880 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 30 4-persons.

1,867 married couples with children.
1,433 single-parent households (525 men, 908 women).

87.9% of residents of Fort Walton Beach speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
4.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 1,539 (7.1%)
(54.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fort Walton Beach, Florida:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 4582 bedrooms
  • 2,9743 bedrooms
  • 1,3484 bedrooms
  • 1355+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Walton Beach, Florida:

  • 299no bedroom
  • 9081 bedroom
  • 1,5132 bedrooms
  • 1,1753 bedrooms
  • 2004 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Walton Beach in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 78no vehicle
  • 1,2991 vehicle
  • 2,4062 vehicles
  • 8883 vehicles
  • 1754 vehicles
  • 1005+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population

Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Walton Beach in renter-occupied apartments

  • 397no vehicle
  • 2,0751 vehicle
  • 1,2382 vehicles
  • 1983 vehicles
  • 634 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fort Walton Beach, Florida:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 413 rooms
  • 3184 rooms
  • 8575 rooms
  • 1,2656 rooms
  • 9937 rooms
  • 8188 rooms
  • 6989+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Walton Beach, Florida:

  • 3041 room
  • 2152 rooms
  • 6533 rooms
  • 7334 rooms
  • 1,0975 rooms
  • 7946 rooms
  • 1817 rooms
  • 548 rooms
  • 329+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Fort Walton Beach, FL household income distribution

  • Fort Walton Beach, FL household income distribution
  • 456Less than $10,000
  • 649$10,000 to $14,999
  • 365$15,000 to $19,999
  • 486$20,000 to $24,999
  • 432$25,000 to $29,999
  • 720$30,000 to $34,999
  • 281$35,000 to $39,999
  • 546$40,000 to $44,999
  • 367$45,000 to $49,999
  • 723$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,096$60,000 to $74,999
  • 961$75,000 to $99,999
  • 679$100,000 to $124,999
  • 448$125,000 to $149,999
  • 364$150,000 to $199,999
  • 241$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 33$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 14$20,000 to $24,999
  • 4$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $49,999
  • 81$50,000 to $59,999
  • 55$60,000 to $69,999
  • 23$70,000 to $79,999
  • 143$80,000 to $89,999
  • 189$90,000 to $99,999
  • 499$100,000 to $124,999
  • 736$125,000 to $149,999
  • 471$150,000 to $174,999
  • 505$175,000 to $199,999
  • 709$200,000 to $249,999
  • 488$250,000 to $299,999
  • 390$300,000 to $399,999
  • 175$400,000 to $499,999
  • 134$500,000 to $749,999
  • 54$750,000 to $999,999
  • 26$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 24$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 17$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • 120Less than $100
  • 56$100 to $149
  • 8$150 to $199
  • 44$200 to $249
  • 169$250 to $299
  • 101$300 to $349
  • 46$350 to $399
  • 32$400 to $449
  • 48$450 to $499
  • 334$500 to $549
  • 74$550 to $599
  • 329$600 to $649
  • 315$650 to $699
  • 178$700 to $749
  • 343$750 to $799
  • 778$800 to $899
  • 359$900 to $999
  • 209$1,000 to $1,249
  • 73$1,250 to $1,499
  • 156$1,500 to $1,999
  • 70$2,000 to $2,499
  • 4$2,500 to $2,999
  • 20$3,000 to $3,499
  • 32$3,500 or more
  • 107No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1492010 or later
  • 3742000 to 2009
  • 3021990 to 1999
  • 2441980 to 1989
  • 2721970 to 1979
  • 416Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Fort Walton Beach population
Fort Walton Beach commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 522
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,896
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,894
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,162
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,188
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 351
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,111
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 230
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 273
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 528
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 246
  • 90 or more minutes: 90
Fort Walton Beach, FL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.5%
Number of people working at home: 343 (3.0% of all workers)

Fort Walton Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 15,914 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,540 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Taxi: 251 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 109 (1%)
  • Walked: 178 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 343 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 4,227
 Irish: 699
 English: 699
 German: 580
 Italian: 303
 European: 225
 French (except Basque): 206
 Polish: 165
 Scottish: 143
 Russian: 133
 Scotch-Irish: 122
 Norwegian: 81
 British: 61
 African: 58
 French Canadian: 56
 Greek: 46
 Danish: 40
 Swedish: 39
 Dutch: 36
 Armenian: 31
 Welsh: 31
 Northern European: 17
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 17
 Eastern European: 14
 Croatian: 13
 Scandinavian: 12
 Finnish: 12
 Iranian: 9
 Hungarian: 9
 British West Indian: 8
 Czech: 8
 Slavic: 6
 Austrian: 6
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 6
 Portuguese: 5
 Ukrainian: 5
 Nigerian: 3

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

  • 20%Mexico
  • 11%Philippines
  • 8%Thailand
  • 7%Korea
  • 5%India
  • 5%Germany
  • 4%Russia

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

  • This state: 7,008
  • Other state: 12,206
  • Northeast: 1,964
  • Midwest: 2,809
  • South: 5,681
  • West: 1,723

80% of Fort Walton Beach residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Florida.

Fort Walton Beach:

80.2%
State average:

84.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 47
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 18
  • 5th and 6th grade: 31
  • 7th and 8th grade: 55
  • 9th grade: 120
  • 10th grade: 176
  • 11th grade: 189
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 68
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,229
  • Less than 1 year of college: 459
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,492
  • Associate degree: 762
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,116
  • Master's degree: 690
  • Professional school degree: 153
  • Doctorate degree: 200

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 92
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 8
  • 5th and 6th grade: 39
  • 7th and 8th grade: 105
  • 9th grade: 138
  • 10th grade: 94
  • 11th grade: 241
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 157
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,190
  • Less than 1 year of college: 713
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,362
  • Associate degree: 657
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,154
  • Master's degree: 406
  • Professional school degree: 79
  • Doctorate degree: 69

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.9%Males
  • 3.9%Females
Fort Walton Beach marital status for males
Fort Walton Beach marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,559
  • One, attached: 482
  • Two: 245
  • 3 or 4: 816
  • 5 to 9: 878
  • 10 to 19: 424
  • 20 to 49: 327
  • 50 or more: 550
  • Mobile homes: 102

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,419

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Fort Walton Beach:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fort Walton Beach
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.8%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Electricity (84.4%)
  • Utility gas (14.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 56
Here:

3.8%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 80
Here:

9.0%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

9.0%
Florida:

20.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)