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Destin, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Destin had a population of 14,064 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Destin is located at latitude 30.3935 and longitude -86.4958 in Okaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Destin encompass a land area of 7.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.78 sq. miles. Okaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Destin (GNIS ID: 2404223) 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 Destin is located within Fort Walton Beach CCD of Okaloosa County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Destin: Dester.

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Destin, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Destin, FL Housing Affordability Index is 113
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Destin, FL Wealth Index is 131
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 14,064 (100%)
Population in Households 13,953 (99.2%)
Population in Families 10,079 (71.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 111 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 1,829
Diversity Index2 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,691
Average Household Income $105,395
Per Capita Income $45,141
Wealth Index4 131

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,331 (22.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,671 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,574 (58.8%)
Median Home Value $347,124
Housing Affordability Index3 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,001
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,568
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.59% 1.29%
Households 1.5% 1.24%
Families 1.34% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Destin, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Destin to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 258 72nd
Population Density # 424 54th
Diversity Index # 595 35th
Median Household Income # 138 85th
Per Capita Income # 137 85th

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