Valparaiso, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valparaiso, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Valparaiso had a population of 5,143 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valparaiso: Valpariso.

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Valparaiso, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,143
Daytime Population: Workers 3,770
Daytime Population: Residents 1,913
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,683
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 4,029
Population in Familes 3,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,114
Population Density2 434
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $51,407
Average Household Income $67,723
Per Capita Income $28,558


Total Housing Units 2,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,020 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $207,254
Average Home Value $242,475


Total Households 1,800
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,085
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.98%
Households 0.69% 1.12%
Families 0.71% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2017 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 # 467 49th
Population Density # 737 20th
Diversity Index # 523 43rd
Median Household Income # 368 60th
Per Capita Income # 384 58th

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