Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
288,639
2.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.2
1.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,279
9.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$301,500
19.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
128,945
2.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL had a population of 289k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $74,279. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew from 282,686 to 288,639, a 2.11% increase and its median household income grew from $67,623 to $74,279, a 9.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%), White (Hispanic) (3.14%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.94%).

None of the households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are Northwest Florida State College (1,209 degrees awarded in 2022), Okaloosa Technical College (209 degrees), and Emerald Coast Technical College (118 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was $301,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was 2 cars per household.

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL borders Atmore, AL, Dothan, AL, Panama City, FL, and Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL.

Population & Diversity

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is home to a population of 289k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.79% of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL residents were born outside of the country (22.5k people).

In 2022, there were 9.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (215k people) in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    215k ± 911
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.5k ± 961
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.37k
9.14%
Hispanic Population
26.4k people

In 2022, there were 9.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (215k people) in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.14% of the people in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are hispanic (26.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.5k people
7.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.3k people

As of 2022, 7.79% of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL residents (22.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was 7.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    15,635 ± 1,156
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,601 ± 735
  3. Vietnam
    8,496 ± 640

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL employs 129k people. The largest industries in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (15,327 people), Retail Trade (14,270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,693 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,698), Wholesale Trade ($68,461), and Public Administration ($60,636).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

129k
2022 Value
± 3,254
2.11%
1 Year growth
± 3.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 126k employees to 129k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, are Management Occupations (16,245 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,764 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,788 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

129k
2022 Value
± 3,254
2.11%
1 Year growth
± 3.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 126k employees to 129k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (15,327 people), Retail Trade (14,270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,693 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, though some of these residents may live in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,784
Median earning men ± $1,646
$34,123
Median earning women ± $1,089

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($73,289), Public Administration ($71,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,485).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($68,006), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,361), and Public Administration ($46,926).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,741
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,928
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,885
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL awarded 1,536 degrees. The student population of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,214 male students and 3,140 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are White (1,004 and 66%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (158 and 10.4%), Black or African American (112 and 7.36%), and Unknown (96 and 6.31%).

The largest universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Florida State College (1,209 and 78.7%), Okaloosa Technical College (209 and 13.6%), and Emerald Coast Technical College (118 and 7.68%).

The most popular majors in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (713 and 46.4%), Registered Nursing (105 and 6.84%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (77 and 5.01%).

The median tuition cost in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,496 for in-state students and $9,552 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,354 students enrolled in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,439 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 713 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 713 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,209 degrees awarded
  2. 209 degrees awarded
  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Florida State College with 1,209 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 617 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, which is 0.671 times less than the 919 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,004 degrees mean that there were 6.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 158 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,496) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was $301,500 in 2022, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $252,800 to $301,500, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is $74,279. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

Property

$301,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,398
$80,513
Median Property Taxes
±$2,320

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
71.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$74,279
Median Household Income
± $2,128
115k
Number of Households
± 2,875

In 2022, the median household income of the 115k households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew to $74,279 from the previous year's value of $67,623.

The following chart displays the households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.7%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (9.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.85% of the workforce in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (28.9k out of 281k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88% of the population of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 24.6% on non-group plans, and 11.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
30.7%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
24.6%
Non-Group
11.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL declined by 2.43% from 12.3% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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