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DeFuniak Springs
  • Town in Florida

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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DeFuniak Springs is a town in Florida with a population of 6,448. DeFuniak Springs is in Walton County. Living in DeFuniak Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in DeFuniak Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in DeFuniak Springs are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$746
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    374.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    331.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,074.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    302.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

Working in DeFuniak Springs

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,964
National
$62,843

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