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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Santa Rosa County is located in Florida with a population of 166,778. In Santa Rosa County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Santa Rosa County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Santa Rosa County are highly rated.
Population
166,778

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,059
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Santa Rosa 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
    120.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    439.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,452.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Santa Rosa County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,731
National
$55,322

Santa Rosa County Reviews

3 reviews
I recently moved to Santa Rosa County and I love the area. Everyone is friendly and helpful. There is not a lot of stores, but enough to get by. Everything is within minutes distance.
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Santa Rosa County is a beautiful place to live. The housing market is increasing each year and there is very little violence. I would love to see more diversity in the area.
They ignore people will not do their work they refuse to do their work won't answer the phone but expect your tax money won't do anything for homeowners won't do nothing call and call can't get nothing no answers no results no mowing on right aways no potholes filled no drainage is fixed Santa Rosa County is one of the worst and laziest counties in Florida I think they all need to be reviewed maybe some let go and rehired different people they do a terrible terrible job they do not care about their citizens and like I said they just totally ignore people and they refuse to do their job