The City of Fort Walton Beach had a population of 20,793 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Fort Walton Beach is located at latitude 30.4243 and longitude -86.6194 in Okaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Walton Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Okaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Fort Walton Beach (GNIS ID: 2403650) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Walton Beach is located within Fort Walton Beach CCD of Okaloosa County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Walton Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Walton Beach: Camp Walton.
|Population in Households||20,523|
|Population in Familes||15,160|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||270|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||10,319 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,938 (47.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,037 (39.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,344 (13.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$176,912|
|Average Home Value||$234,528|
|Median Household Income||$44,812|
|Average Household Income||$62,734|
|Per Capita Income||$28,167|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.81%|
|Per Capita Income||1.87%|
The table below compares Fort Walton Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 189||80th|
|Population Density1||# 271||71st|
|Diversity Index2||# 364||61st|
|Median Household Income||# 466||49th|
|Per Capita Income||# 349||62nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.