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  7. Jobs
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Niceville is a town in Florida with a population of 14,697. Niceville is in Okaloosa County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Niceville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Niceville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Niceville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Niceville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    134.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,037.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Niceville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,505
National
$55,322
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Niceville Reviews

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I grew up in Niceville, FL and loved it! My family all still lives there and I visit often. It is a great town to grow up and raise a family in. It is also a very safe town and extremely tight knit and family friendly. The school choices are all great schools and would highly recommend Niceville High School for academics and sports. Eglin Air Force Base is right next to it too, so there are a lot of military people and diversity.
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Niceville is an excellent place for families. The school systems are excellent, and the area is relatively safe. There is a small college nearby that allows students in the area to have some unique opportunities, and the air force base nearby creates a strong military community. The environment created by the military base means that Niceville is less closed-minded and more diverse than the surrounding areas.
Niceville is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. It is very family friendly and the local elementary, middle, and high schools are all highly rated within the county (Okaloosa) and state (Florida). Niceville gives the feeling of a small town, but still has the amenities of a larger city. Niceville now has a Starbucks as well as a Publix!