Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 32548: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Acceptable Alternative
Ft Walton Bch, FL 32548
Okaloosa Is, FL 32548
Okaloosa Island, FL 32548

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548
West Destin, FL 32548

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,295
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,966
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,240
  • County: Okaloosa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.411, Longitude -86.614
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,169
Population in Households 21,984
Population in Familes 16,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density1 1,661
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 9,873
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 5,661
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,229 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,644 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,936 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $178,202
Average Home Value $241,122


Median Household Income $45,832
Average Household Income $62,185
Per Capita Income $27,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.37%
Households 1.09% 1.36%
Families 0.85% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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 32548 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 32548 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 # 408 58th
Population Density1 # 398 59th
Diversity Index2 # 380 61st
Median Household Income # 493 49th
Per Capita Income # 366 62nd

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