Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Fort Walton Beach is 20,879. Fort Walton Beach, Florida is the 1,809th largest city in the US.
Fort Walton Beach is located entirely in Okaloosa County.
The peak population of Fort Walton Beach was in 1990, when its population was 21,258. In 1990, Fort Walton Beach was the 1,298th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,809th largest city in the US. Fort Walton Beach is currently 1.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Fort Walton Beach has grown 4.3% since the 2000. Fort Walton Beach, Florida's growth is below average. 68% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 17,223. The voting age population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.3% of the residents of Fort Walton Beach are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Fort Walton Beach are 75.8% White, 11.6% Black, 5.3% Two or more races, 4.5% Asian, 2.6% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 10.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Fort Walton Beach, 13.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.9%. On a per-household basis, 9.2% of families are below the poverty line in Fort Walton Beach.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.8% of Fort Walton Beach residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.9% of Fort Walton Beach residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.1% have a bachelor's degree and 10.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Fort Walton Beach residents aged 5 and older, 13.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Fort Walton Beach is 5.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Fort Walton Beach, 17.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Fort Walton Beach is $54,330.
In Fort Walton Beach, 59.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 40.9% of housing units in Fort Walton Beach.
Of all the housing units in Fort Walton Beach, 0.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Fort Walton Beach, 8.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 920 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Fort Walton Beach is $988.
In Fort Walton Beach, 80.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|1801||South Holland, Illinois||21,015||-5.4%|
|1808||Mill Creek, Washington||20,902||49.3%|
|1809||Fort Walton Beach, Florida||20,879||4.3%|
|1810||North Liberty, Iowa||20,875||280.7%|
|1813||West St. Paul, Minnesota||20,822||6.6%|
|1817||Glassboro, New Jersey||20,786||9.0%|
|1819||Lockport, New York||20,738||-6.6%|
|1016||Royal Palm Beach||39,043||77.6%|
|1269||New Smyrna Beach||31,120||51.2%|
|1729||Sunny Isles Beach||22,064||44.1%|
|1809||Fort Walton Beach||20,879||4.3%|
|2025||Panama City Beach||18,294||136.6%|
|2152||New Port Richey||16,966||5.8%|
|2591||North Palm Beach||13,103||8.2%|
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