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    A
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
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Okaloosa County is located in Florida with a population of 200,737. Okaloosa County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Okaloosa County, 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
200,737

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,101
National
$949
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

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
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 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

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,048
National
$55,322

Okaloosa County Reviews

3 reviews
Great place to grow up! The beaches are beautiful and fun. There could be more activities for teens that are affordable and fun. I feel that I have been challenged within the public school system and like the fact that I can dual enroll in college while still taking high school classes. It is nice when family comes into town that there is a variety of activities and attractions. It is also convenient that Panama City and Pensacola are not too far away. We are able to
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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.
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.