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De Funiak Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of De Funiak Springs had a population of 6,067 as of July 1, 2020. De Funiak Springs 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 De Funiak Springs is located at latitude 30.721 and longitude -86.1152 in Walton County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Funiak Springs encompass a land area of 13.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Walton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.

The City of De Funiak Springs (GNIS ID: 2404200) 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 De Funiak Springs is located within De Funiak Springs CCD of Walton County.


De Funiak Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,067 (100%)
Population in Households 5,753 (94.8%)
Population in Families 4,503 (74.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 314 ( 5.2%)
Population Density 437
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $43,196
Average Household Income $68,216
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $27,620
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,466 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,067 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 699 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $190,034
Average Home Value $218,281
Housing Affordability Index3 144


Total Households 2,533
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,573
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.53% 1.66%
Households 1.53% 1.69%
Families 1.65% 1.65%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
Owner Occupied HU   1.8%


De Funiak Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Funiak Springs 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 429 53rd
Population Density # 743 19th
Median Household Income # 665 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 374 41st
Per Capita Income # 499 46th
Diversity Index # 325 65th

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