Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 32547: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Acceptable Alternative
Ft Walton Bch, FL 32547

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32547

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,086
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,247
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,088
  • County: Okaloosa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.446, Longitude -86.626
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,576
Population in Households 32,071
Population in Familes 23,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 505
Population Density1 2,302
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 13,818
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 8,206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,391 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,427 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,867 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $181,985
Average Home Value $230,175


Median Household Income $46,401
Average Household Income $62,399
Per Capita Income $27,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 1.06%
Households 0.73% 1.06%
Families 0.49% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 32547 to the other 965 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 194 80th
Population Density1 # 322 67th
Diversity Index2 # 282 71st
Median Household Income # 476 51st
Per Capita Income # 392 59th

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