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Population (year 2000): 19,973. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,817 (-0.8% change)
Males: 9,795 (49.0%), Females: 10,178 (51.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $40,153 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Fort Walton Beach:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.5%)
  • Black (13.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Filipino (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (14.2%), English (12.5%), Irish (9.9%), United States (9.4%), French (3.0%), Italian (2.7%).Walton Beach, Florida

Elevation: 18 feet

Land area: 7.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Walton Beach

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Walton Beach city

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

5.7% Foreign born (2.2% Europe, 2.1% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,390 (-6.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Pensacola, (40.7 miles pop. 56,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Montgomery, (136.3 miles pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (604.0 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bayou, FL (0.5 miles Cinco City, FL (1.5 miles Ocean FL (2.2 miles Wright, FL (2.9 miles Shalimar, Esther, FL (3.0 miles Mary Lorraine, FL (3.5 miles Lake AFB, FL (5.2 miles Eglin FL Destin, (9.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 45 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $47,800
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $157,800

Latitude: 30.42 N, Longitude: 86.62 W

Area code: 850


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.7%), Educational,health and social services (14.6%), Retail trade (14.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,728 (+23.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,192 (31.7%)


 

Crime in Fort Walton Beach by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 5.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 8 4 11 16 6
    per 100,000 40.1 20.0 55.1 80.1 30.0
Robberies 21 25 15 19 20
    per 100,000 105.1 125.2 75.1 95.1 100.1
Assaults 66 71 83 87 64
    per 100,000 330.4 355.5 415.6 435.6 320.4
Burglaries 162 190 130 116 123
    per 100,000 811.1 951.3 650.9 580.8 615.8
Thefts 669 622 594 598 574
    per 100,000 3349.5 3114.2 2974.0 2994.0 2873.9
Auto thefts 51 52 46 58 46
    per 100,000 255.3 260.4 230.3 290.4 230.3
329.8 333.7 310.6 331.3 282.6

Average climate in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Walton Beach-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Fort Walton Beach city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category 3 tornado 31.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Ralpheal Ousley - College football player (Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders).


Hospitals/medical centers in Fort Walton Beach:
  • FORT WALTON BEACH MEDICAL CENTER (1000 MAR WALT DRIVE)
  • GULF COAST TREATMENT CENTER (1015 MAR WALT DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Walton Beach:
  • TWIN CITIES HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; NICEVILLE, FL)
  • NORTH OKALOOSA MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; CRESTVIEW, FL)
  • GULF BREEZE HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; GULF BREEZE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Walton Beach:
  • HURLBURT FIELD (about 5 miles; MARY ESTHER, FL; ID: HRT)
  • PENSACOLA REGIONAL (about 40 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; ID: PNS)
  • PANAMA CITY-BAY CO INTL (about 68 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; ID: PFN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Walton Beach:
  • DESTIN-FORT WALTON BEACH (about 11 miles; DESTIN, FL; ID: DTS)
  • FORT WALTON BEACH (about 14 miles; NAVARRE, FL; ID: 1J9)
  • EGLIN AF AUX NR 3 DUKE (about 18 miles; VALPARAISO, FL; ID: EGI)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Walton Beach:
  • OKALOOSA-WALTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; NICEVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,374)
  • PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 40 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; FT enrollment: 6,036)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA (about 43 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; FT enrollment: 6,282)
  • GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • JAMES H FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; BAY MINETTE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA-BALDWIN (about 88 miles; FAIRHOPE, AL; FT enrollment: 5,582)
  • BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 102 miles; MOBILE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,758)
Public high schools in Fort Walton Beach:
  • FORT WALTON BEACH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,972; Location: 400 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD S; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHOCTAWHATCHEE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,806; Location: 110 RACETRACK ROAD NW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OKALOOSA APPLIED TECH CENTER (Students: 202; Location: 1976 LEWIS TURNER BOULEVA; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • CHOCTAWATCHEE ACADEMY (Students: 118; Location: 110 RACETRACK ROAD, NW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FORT WALTON BEACH SUCCESS ACADEMY (Students: 55; Location: 400 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD,; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fort Walton Beach:
  • MAX BRUNER, JUNIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,050; Location: 322 HOLMES BOULEVARD, NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • W. C. PRYOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 807; Location: 201 RACETRACK ROAD NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ELLIOTT POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 638; Location: 301 HUGHES AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LIZA JACKSON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 631; Location: 546 MARY ESTHER CUT OFF; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 305 LANG ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • KENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 553; Location: 15 EAGLE STREET, NE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ANNETTE P. EDWINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 472; Location: 7 WRIGHT PARKWAY SW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OCEAN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 720 ESSEX ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OKALOOSA ACADEMY (Students: 201; Location: 81 ROBERTS BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • W. E. COMBS SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 720 LOVEJOY ROAD, NW; Grades: PK - PK)

Notable locations in Fort Walton Beach: Miracle Mart (A), Fort Walton Beach Public Library (B).

Shopping Center: Towncrest Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Fort Walton Beach include: Oakland Church (A), Holy Trinity Church (B).

Cemetery: Beal Cemetery (1).

Lake: Earl, Lake (A).

Park in Fort Walton Beach: Jet Stadium (1).


Fort Walton Beach compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Walton Beach:
  • WFTW (1260 AM; 3 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WFSH (1340 AM; 1 kW; VALPARAISO-NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: BAYOU COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WRNE (980 AM; 3 kW; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: MEDIA ONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCOA (1370 AM; 5 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Walton Beach:
  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCV (100.3 FM; NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W204BW (88.7 FM; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Fort Walton Beach:
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WFGX (Channel 35; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: TELEVISION FIT FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • W26BV (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD C. & LISA A. GOETZ)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)

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