This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Fort Walton Beach has a very low population density. Fort Walton Beach is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Fort Walton Beach, FL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Fort Walton Beach has a population density of 2,637, with 19,631 current residents.
Out of the 19,631 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 55% of the residents are married and 45% are single.
- 62% Sun
- 66% Rain
- 0% Snow
64°F average temperature
- 38 years Median home age
- $157,510 Median home price
- -9.79% Home appreciation rate
- 7.79% Annual property tax
As for living in Fort Walton Beach, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 62% sunny, 66% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 64°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Fort Walton Beach, you should know that 58.8% of homes are owned while 34% of homes are rented, and 7.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $157,510, the median age of homes is 38 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.79% and the annual property tax is 7.79%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Fort Walton Beach, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Fort Walton Beach’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Fort Walton Beach is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 27.01% Democratic, 71.82% Republican, and 1.17% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
89%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
7%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Fort Walton Beach, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.40% of residents are unemployed in Fort Walton Beach (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Fort Walton Beach residents: 12.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.20% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.7% are in the customer service field, 27.3% are in the sales field, 0.07% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 10.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.10%, 8.29% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.93% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.32% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Fort Walton Beach, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Fort Walton Beach have a few different options. 84% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.