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Fort Walton Beach city, Florida

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Fort Walton Beach city, Florida
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 22,521
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 22,521
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 19,635
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 20,922
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 19,507
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,290
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 8.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 59.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $185,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,472
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $466
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $988
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 9,380
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 78.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 13.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 27.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 55.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 104,353
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 223,791
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 610,515
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $30,085
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 20.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $54,330
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $31,359
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 2,396
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,228
Women-owned firms, 2012 835
Minority-owned firms, 2012 530
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,669
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 382
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,825
Population per square mile, 2010 2,606.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.48
FIPS Code 1224475
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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