Valparaiso, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Valparaiso, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Valparaiso had a population of 5,113 as of July 1, 2018. Valparaiso ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Valparaiso is located at latitude 30.4901 and longitude -86.5148 in Okaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valparaiso (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.88 sq. miles. Okaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Valparaiso (GNIS ID: 2405636) 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 Valparaiso is located within Niceville-Valparaiso CCD of Okaloosa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valparaiso population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valparaiso: Valpariso.

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Valparaiso, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,113
Population in Households 3,934
Population in Familes 2,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,179
Population Density2 432
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $51,528
Average Household Income $70,044
Per Capita Income $29,270


Total Housing Units 1,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 755 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $217,350
Average Home Value $254,428


Total Households 1,760
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,058
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.18% 0.63%
Households 0.34% 0.72%
Families 0.31% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Valparaiso, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valparaiso to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 470 49th
Population Density # 739 20th
Diversity Index # 523 43rd
Median Household Income # 402 56th
Per Capita Income # 392 57th

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