Statewide Claims to Fame

Fort Walton Beach is 13th in Florida out of 453 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Fort Walton Beach is 17th in Florida out of 206 other cities in Retail sales per capita

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Current population (2012) 20,293 108th 19,317,568 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.5 229th 53,624.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,606.8 196th 350.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Residents younger than 5 5.0% 295th 5.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.1% 307th 20.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 18.8% 167th 18.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.8% 167th 85.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.3% 258th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Race - White 77.7% 259th 78.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 12.3% 182nd 16.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 34th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.2% 105th 2.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 13th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.7% 52nd 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.9% 306th 23.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 73.0% 184th 57.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Female residents 50.5% 357th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.8% 281st 19.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Housing units 9,592 165th 9,026,965 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.8% 187th 29.9% 25.9%
Households 8,164 159th 7,140,096 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.3% 311th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $173,200 236th $188,600 $186,200
People per household 2.4 302nd 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Income per capita $26,015 202nd $26,733 $27,915
Income per household $47,282 215th $47,827 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.8% 253rd 14.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fort Walton Beach Rank Florida US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,779 134th 2,009,589 27,092,908
Retail sales $861,557 56th $262,341,127 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $45,082 17th $14,353 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $84,651 80th $41,922,059 $613,795,732

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