Latest Data (2016)
Population 21,971
Nationwide Rank 1674

Quick Facts

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is the 1,674th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a city.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Fort Walton Beach had its largest population ever.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1664 Anniston, Alabama 22,112 -8.8%
1665 Christiansburg, Virginia 22,088 29.8%
1666 Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 22,086 44.2%
1667 Darien, Illinois 22,085 -3.8%
1668 Edgewater, Florida 22,077 16.8%
1669 Bloomingdale, Illinois 22,075 1.4%
1670 Lathrop, California 22,073 97.0%
1671 North Plainfield, New Jersey 22,073 1.4%
1672 Summit, New Jersey 22,019 4.1%
1673 Pascagoula, Mississippi 21,981 -15.9%
1674 Fort Walton Beach, Florida 21,971 9.7%
1675 Del City, Oklahoma 21,950 -0.8%
1676 Clarksville, Indiana 21,920 2.2%
1677 Alliance, Ohio 21,900 -5.5%
1678 Waynesboro, Virginia 21,887 11.6%
1679 Villa Park, Illinois 21,882 -1.9%
1680 Geneva, Illinois 21,880 10.6%
1681 Naples, Florida 21,845 1.5%
1682 South Holland, Illinois 21,817 -1.8%
1683 Jenks, Oklahoma 21,812 124.9%
1684 Prairie Village, Kansas 21,805 -1.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
858 North Miami Beach 43,891 5.1%
864 North Lauderdale 43,699 13.2%
866 Altamonte Springs 43,492 5.3%
896 Ormond Beach 42,162 15.3%
902 Winter Garden 41,988 170.0%
946 Greenacres 40,013 40.2%
960 Hallandale Beach 39,500 14.9%
968 Oviedo 39,337 48.7%
977 Winter Haven 38,953 42.0%
1000 Plant City 38,200 26.4%
1006 Royal Palm Beach 38,006 72.9%
1010 Lake Worth 37,812 6.1%
1014 Aventura 37,724 49.3%
1018 Panama City 37,635 2.2%
1048 Dunedin 36,381 0.3%
1075 Winter Springs 35,599 14.3%
1078 Cooper City 35,405 24.5%
1095 Lauderdale Lakes 34,790 11.3%
1112 Riviera Beach 34,244 14.5%
1131 Clermont 33,549 221.4%
1181 Estero 32,140
1195 DeLand 31,569
1198 Parkland 31,507 119.2%
1202 Dania Beach 31,422 14.8%
1223 Miami Lakes 30,873 36.2%
1252 Winter Park 30,208 8.3%
1378 Rockledge 27,068 32.8%
1379 Casselberry 27,053 10.5%
1384 Key West 26,990 6.1%
1404 Temple Terrace 26,515 21.2%
1444 New Smyrna Beach 25,796 25.3%
1504 Tarpon Springs 24,867 16.2%
1511 Sebastian 24,772 52.5%
1523 Palmetto Bay 24,570 3.1%
1556 Palm Springs 24,051 46.5%
1567 Hialeah Gardens 23,837 23.4%
1582 Crestview 23,567 57.3%
1584 Haines City 23,454 61.1%
1591 Jacksonville Beach 23,387 11.3%
1648 Venice 22,465 21.5%
1652 Leesburg 22,419 35.8%
1666 Sunny Isles Beach 22,086 44.2%
1668 Edgewater 22,077 16.8%
1674 Fort Walton Beach 21,971 9.7%
1681 Naples 21,845 1.5%
1715 West Melbourne 21,293 107.2%
1746 Lynn Haven 20,850 66.7%
1752 Eustis 20,768 30.0%
1757 Sweetwater 20,701 45.6%
1781 DeBary 20,394 30.7%
1844 Bartow 19,499 23.9%
1847 Pinecrest 19,444 2.0%
1878 Belle Glade 19,130 11.6%
1909 Punta Gorda 18,796 29.4%
1950 Seminole 18,334 -1.7%
1967 Cocoa 18,102 5.9%
1992 Marco Island 17,847 19.3%
2009 Safety Harbor 17,606 1.4%
2017 Maitland 17,519 20.7%
2075 Vero Beach 16,751 -5.2%
2090 Stuart 16,623 13.4%
2112 Opa-locka 16,457 10.1%
2143 Lake Mary 16,198 39.7%
2144 New Port Richey 16,167 0.8%
2168 Tavares 15,922 55.3%
2176 Lake Wales 15,860 42.4%
2205 Auburndale 15,540 30.6%
2234 Callaway 15,269 6.6%
2250 West Park 15,112 6.2%
2261 Longwood 15,011 8.3%
2262 Lady Lake 14,974 24.2%
2263 Niceville 14,974 26.4%
2273 Zephyrhills 14,907 31.5%
2322 Miami Springs 14,431 5.4%
2327 Oldsmar 14,397 16.5%
2341 St. Augustine 14,280 21.3%
2397 Mount Dora 13,818 36.5%
2420 Destin 13,654 21.7%
2450 Atlantic Beach 13,452 0.7%
2452 Palmetto 13,446 4.1%
2509 Key Biscayne 13,019 24.1%
2512 North Palm Beach 12,993 7.3%
2548 South Daytona 12,789 -6.1%
2551 Panama City Beach 12,776 65.2%
2563 Wilton Manors 12,682 -0.1%
2594 Groveland 12,493 314.4%
2599 Fernandina Beach 12,459 16.2%
2611 Gulfport 12,407 -2.3%
2633 Lake City 12,285 18.0%
2642 South Miami 12,207 14.1%
2654 Holly Hill 12,142 -0.5%
2671 Florida City 12,078 54.2%
2715 Cocoa Beach 11,761 -5.8%
2776 Orange City 11,403 43.5%
2813 Lantana 11,221 19.1%
2827 Lighthouse Point 11,143 3.2%
2841 Minneola 11,078 96.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 21,971 1,674
2015 21,817 1,675
2014 21,558 1,673
2013 20,597 1,719
2012 20,293 1,734
2011 19,694 1,758
2010 19,507 1,753
2009 18,585 1,804
2008 18,858 1,780
2007 19,111 1,752
2006 19,499 1,698
2005 19,945 1,653
2004 20,079 1,636
2003 19,943 1,632
2002 20,037 1,609
2001 19,942 1,606
2000 20,014 1,590
1990 21,258 1,298