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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Okaloosa County is located in Florida with a population of 197,591. Okaloosa County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Okaloosa County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Okaloosa County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Okaloosa County are highly rated.
Population
197,591

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,060
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Okaloosa County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    221.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    515.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,925.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Okaloosa County

Okaloosa County Reviews

2 reviews
Great place to raise a family but not much to do in the young adult phases. Okay music scene but not much original work. Surrounding area is highly touristy.
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We have been living here for 5 1/2 years. We love it. There are so many close knit communities where you can become a member of their family.