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Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Walton Beach had a population of 20,845 as of July 1, 2019.

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.

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Fort Walton Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Walton Beach, FL Housing Affordability Index is 138
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

Fort Walton Beach, FL Wealth Index is 79
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 20,845
Population in Households 20,595
Population in Families 15,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 250
Population Density 2,734
Diversity Index1 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,983
Average Household Income $72,303
Per Capita Income $31,868
Wealth Index3 79

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,959 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,004 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,320 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $202,331
Housing Affordability Index2 138
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,962
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 5,188
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.71% 0.91%
Households 0.69% 0.9%
Families 0.38% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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

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, 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 # 193 79th
Population Density # 287 69th
Diversity Index # 366 60th
Median Household Income # 424 54th
Per Capita Income # 338 63rd

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