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Population (year 2000): 11,684. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,582 (+7.7% change)
Males: 5,763 (49.3%), Females: 5,921 (50.7%)

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Median resident age: 39.4 years
Median household income: $45,685 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Niceville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.1%)
  • Black (4.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Korean (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (14.5%), Irish (13.0%), United States (13.0%), English (11.5%), French (3.6%), Italian (3.4%).

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Elevation: 51 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles

Niceville,

For population 25 years and over in Niceville

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Niceville city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

6.4% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.8% Europe, 1.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +525 (+4.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Pensacola, (51.0 miles pop. 56,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Montgomery, (128.3 miles pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (614.5 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: FL (1.8 miles Valparaiso, AFB, FL (6.8 miles Eglin FL Destin, (8.5 miles Lorraine, FL (8.5 miles Lake FL (9.0 miles Shalimar, City, FL (10.7 miles Ocean Bayou, FL (11.5 miles Cinco Walton Beach, FL Fort (12.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 74 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2002: 100 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2004: 128 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2005: 101 buildings, average cost: $181,100

Latitude: 30.52 N, Longitude: 86.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.2%), Retail trade (12.7%), Public administration (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -989 (-8.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,461 (24.9%)


 

Crime in Niceville by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 3 4 4
    per 100,000 0.0 8.6 25.7 34.2 34.2
Robberies 2 4 5 1 6
    per 100,000 17.1 34.2 42.8 8.6 51.4
Assaults 31 23 17 13 5
    per 100,000 265.3 196.9 145.5 111.3 42.8
Burglaries 59 23 41 27 82
    per 100,000 505.0 196.9 350.9 231.1 701.8
Thefts 137 123 110 107 99
    per 100,000 1172.5 1052.7 941.5 915.8 847.3
Auto thefts 23 8 12 9 11
    per 100,000 196.9 68.5 102.7 77.0 94.1
156.2 114.4 122.6 97.5 128.2


Average climate in Niceville, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Niceville,

Niceville-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Niceville city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category 3 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Niceville:
  • TWIN CITIES HOSPITAL (2190 HIGHWAY 85 NORTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Niceville:
  • FORT WALTON BEACH MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • GULF COAST TREATMENT CENTER (about 13 miles; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • NORTH OKALOOSA MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; CRESTVIEW, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Niceville:
  • HURLBURT FIELD (about 17 miles; MARY ESTHER, FL; ID: HRT)
  • PENSACOLA REGIONAL (about 50 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; ID: PNS)
  • PANAMA CITY-BAY CO INTL (about 60 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; ID: PFN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Niceville:
  • DESTIN-FORT WALTON BEACH (about 8 miles; DESTIN, FL; ID: DTS)
  • EGLIN AF AUX NR 3 DUKE (about 10 miles; VALPARAISO, FL; ID: EGI)
  • BOB SIKES (about 18 miles; CRESTVIEW, FL; ID: CEW)

Amtrak station near Niceville:
  • 18 miles: CRESTVIEW (101 N. MAIN ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 11 $24,988 $27,259 1 $2,790
Local Libraries 5 $12,313 $29,551 9 $7,516
Water Supply 19 $44,666 $28,210 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $34,493 $27,594 5 $3,676
Solid Waste Management 7 $12,694 $21,761 1 $1,355
Health 1 $2,161 $25,932 0 $0
Streets and Highways 4 $8,721 $26,163 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,179 $26,148 0 $0
Firefighters 3 $7,830 $31,320 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $10,293 $24,703 6 $3,145
Police Protection - Officers 20 $51,270 $30,762 1 $350
Other Government Administration 9 $37,616 $50,154 0 $0
Financial Administration 8 $18,558 $27,837 0 $0
Totals for Government 108 $267,782 $29,753 23 $18,832


Colleges/Universities in Niceville:
  • OKALOOSA-WALTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,374; Location: 100 COLLEGE BLVD; Public; Website: www.owcc.cc.fl.us)
  • BEAUTY CAREERS TRAINING CENTER (Location: 864 JOHN SIMS PKY; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Niceville:
  • PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 50 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,036)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA (about 52 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; FT enrollment: 6,282)
  • GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DOTHAN (about 90 miles; DOTHAN, AL; FT enrollment: 2,703)
  • JAMES H FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 93 miles; BAY MINETTE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • TROY STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 96 miles; TROY, AL; FT enrollment: 9,143)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA-BALDWIN (about 98 miles; FAIRHOPE, AL; FT enrollment: 5,582)
Public high schools in Niceville:
  • NICEVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,292; Location: 800 E JOHN SIMS PARKWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OWCC COLLEGIATE CHARTER H.S. (Students: 240; Location: 100 COLLEGE BOULEVARD; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Niceville:
  • C. W. RUCKEL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 898; Location: 201 NORTH PARTIN DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JAMES E. PLEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 687; Location: 220 PINE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BLUEWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 681; Location: 4545 RANGE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LULA J. EDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 497; Location: 300 N HIGHWAY 85; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Niceville:
  • AGAPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 801 JOHN SIMS PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 5)

Notable locations in Niceville: Palm Plaza (A), Bayou Plaza (B).

Church in Niceville: Pinecrest Community Church (A).

Cemeteries: Early Cemetery (1), Sweeney Cemetery (2), Rocky Cemetery (3).

Lakes and reservoirs: Pine Lake (A), Trout Lake (B), Plew Lake (C), Anderson Pond (D), Brandt Pond (E).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fox Head Branch (A), Bass Branch (B), Turkey Creek (C), Anderson Branch (D), Mill Creek (E), Sanders Branch (F), Shaw Still Branch (G).


Niceville 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.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Niceville:
  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFSH (1340 AM; 1 kW; VALPARAISO-NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: BAYOU COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFTW (1260 AM; 3 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNE (980 AM; 3 kW; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: MEDIA ONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Niceville:
  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCV (100.3 FM; NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Niceville:
  • W26BV (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD C. & LISA A. GOETZ)
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WFGX (Channel 35; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: TELEVISION FIT FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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