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Fort Walton Beach
  • Town in Florida

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

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Fort Walton Beach is a town in Florida with a population of 22,144. Fort Walton Beach is in Okaloosa County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Fort Walton Beach offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Walton Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Fort Walton Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fort Walton Beach are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$202,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$991
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Fort Walton Beach Rankings

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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
    240.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    56.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    17.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    389.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,416.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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