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Population (year 2000): 6,408. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,365 (-0.7% change)
Males: 3,987 (62.2%), Females: 2,421 (37.8%)

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Median resident age: 33.5 years
Median household income: $39,521 (year 2000)
Median house value: $89,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Valparaiso:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.7%)
  • Black (9.9%)
  • Hispanic (9.2%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.6%), Irish (12.4%), English (11.2%), United States (8.5%), Italian (4.5%), French (4.2%).

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Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles

Valparaiso,

For population 25 years and over in Valparaiso

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valparaiso city

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

6.6% Foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.8% Asia, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +285 (+4.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Pensacola, (49.2 miles pop. 56,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Montgomery, (129.1 miles pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (612.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: FL (1.8 miles Niceville, AFB, FL (5.1 miles Eglin Lorraine, FL (6.8 miles Lake FL (7.3 miles Shalimar, FL Destin, (8.0 miles City, FL (8.9 miles Ocean Bayou, FL (9.7 miles Cinco Walton Beach, FL Fort (10.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $273,200
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $88,300

Latitude: 30.51 N, Longitude: 86.50 W

Area code: 850


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.8%), Public administration (12.4%), Retail trade (12.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,157 (+127.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,280 (43.1%)


 

Crime in Valparaiso by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 31.2 0.0
Robberies 3 0 1 1
    per 100,000 46.8 0.0 15.6 15.6
Assaults 11 6 6 0
    per 100,000 171.7 93.6 93.6 0.0
Burglaries 26 19 14 26
    per 100,000 405.7 296.5 218.5 405.7
Thefts 59 62 62 111
    per 100,000 920.7 967.5 967.5 1732.2
Auto thefts 10 3 5 6
    per 100,000 156.1 46.8 78.0 93.6
126.1 81.9 96.1 109.9


Average climate in Valparaiso, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Valparaiso,

Valparaiso-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Valparaiso city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category 3 tornado 21.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Valparaiso:
  • TWIN CITIES HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; NICEVILLE, FL)
  • FORT WALTON BEACH MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • GULF COAST TREATMENT CENTER (about 11 miles; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Valparaiso:
  • HURLBURT FIELD (about 15 miles; MARY ESTHER, FL; ID: HRT)
  • PENSACOLA REGIONAL (about 48 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; ID: PNS)
  • PANAMA CITY-BAY CO INTL (about 62 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; ID: PFN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Valparaiso:
  • 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 Valparaiso:
  • 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 Government Administration 0 $0   10 $10,386
Police Protection - Officers 9 $22,672 $30,229 2 $1,900
Firefighters 2 $5,789 $34,734 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $28,443 $18,962 0 $0
Sewerage 2 $4,602 $27,612 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $3,446 $20,676 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $5,558 $33,348 0 $0
Water Supply 0 $0   4 $3,277
Local Libraries 4 $7,441 $22,323 2 $1,351
Other and Unallocable 5 $10,829 $25,989 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $7,423 $22,269 1 $562
Totals for Government 48 $96,202 $24,050 19 $17,477


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valparaiso:
  • OKALOOSA-WALTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; NICEVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,374)
  • PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 48 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; FT enrollment: 6,036)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA (about 50 miles; PENSACOLA, FL; FT enrollment: 6,282)
  • GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DOTHAN (about 92 miles; DOTHAN, AL; FT enrollment: 2,703)
  • JAMES H FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 92 miles; BAY MINETTE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA-BALDWIN (about 97 miles; FAIRHOPE, AL; FT enrollment: 5,582)
Public primary/middle schools in Valparaiso:
  • ADDIE R. LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 611; Location: 281 MISSISSIPPI AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VALPARAISO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 497; Location: 379 EDGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)

Notable location: Village Center (A).

Lakes and reservoirs: Kendrick Pond (A), Brooks Pond (B), Jack Lake (C).

Creek: Toms Creek (A).

Park in Valparaiso: Clearwater Park (1).


Valparaiso compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Valparaiso:
  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFSH (1340 AM; 1 kW; VALPARAISO-NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: BAYOU COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFTW (1260 AM; 3 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • 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 Valparaiso:
  • 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.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Valparaiso:
  • W26BV (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD C. & LISA A. GOETZ)
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WFGX (Channel 35; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: TELEVISION FIT FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, 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.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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