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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    A-
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C-
Santa Rosa County is located in Florida with a population of 170,442. Santa Rosa County is one of the best places to live in Florida. 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
170,442

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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

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
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    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
    8%
    13%

Working in Santa Rosa County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,242
National
$55,322

Santa Rosa County Reviews

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One of the better places that I have had the pleasure of living in recent years. Living and real estate are affordable, the pace of the town is very focused on a mature/family-oriented lifestyle, and the easy-going nature of this southern town is a delight. Only points of critique are the lack of school diversity (due to zoning there are only a couple to choose from for miles for high schools and even less for middle and elementary schools) and the "family-oriented " lifestyle of the town extending to its designated curfews as well.
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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.
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.