The City of Fort Walton Beach had a population of 21,048 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Fort Walton Beach is located at latitude 30.4058 and longitude -86.6188 in Okaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Walton Beach 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Walton Beach: Camp Walton.
|Total Population||21,048 (100%)|
|Population in Households||20,786 (98.8%)|
|Population in Families||15,294 (72.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||262 ( 1.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,162|
|Average Household Income||$69,385|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$30,511|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||10,313 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,859 (47.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,181 (40.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,273 (12.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$204,056|
|Average Home Value||$260,170|
|Housing Affordability Index3||156|
|Average Household Size||2.3|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.48%|
|Per Capita Income||1.1%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.84%|
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, 2020 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||# 194||79th|
|Population Density||# 293||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 488||47th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 455||50th|
|Per Capita Income||# 404||56th|
|Diversity Index||# 359||61st|
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