DeFuniak Springs, Florida Population 2024

7,027

DeFuniak Springs is a city located in Walton County Florida. DeFuniak Springs has a 2024 population of 7,027. It is also the county seat of Walton County.DeFuniak Springs is currently growing at a rate of 3.63% annually and its population has increased by 17.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,967 in 2020.

The average household income in DeFuniak Springs is $69,510 with a poverty rate of 18.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in DeFuniak Springs is 34.3 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

DeFuniak Springs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of DeFuniak Springs was:

  • White: 65.84%
  • Black or African American: 21.82%
  • Two or more races: 7.61%
  • Native American: 2.62%
  • Other race: 2.11%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
13.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
506.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.76% (1,060)
The current population of DeFuniak Springs, Florida is 7,027 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,967.

DeFuniak Springs, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,99865.84%
Black or African American1,32521.82%
Two or more races4627.61%
Native American1592.62%
Other race1282.11%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

DeFuniak Springs Population by Race

DeFuniak Springs Population Pyramid 2024

DeFuniak Springs Median Age

34.3

Total

34.2

Male

36.1

Female

DeFuniak Springs Adults

There are 4,754 adults, (1,005 of whom are seniors) in DeFuniak Springs.

DeFuniak Springs Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

DeFuniak Springs Sex Ratio

Female3,29454.25%
Male2,77845.75%

DeFuniak Springs Population by Age

DeFuniak Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3942.4564.235.8
Non Family9231.468.731.3
Married8863.1274.225.8
Female4883.1540.259.8
Male972.6950.549.5
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

DeFuniak Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

DeFuniak Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeFuniak Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 33.87%.

DeFuniak Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,224

Average Earnings

$33,387

Average Male

$41,890

Average Female

DeFuniak Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeFuniak Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

DeFuniak Springs Language

96.55% of DeFuniak Springs residents speak only English, while 3.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.04% of the population.

DeFuniak Springs Language

DeFuniak Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,74961116.3%
Black1,28534827.08%
Multiple4567215.79%
Hispanic3324012.05%
Native1593220.13%
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18.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.61%

Male Poverty Rate

22.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeFuniak Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeFuniak Springs is Black, with 27.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeFuniak Springs is Hispanic, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.53%.

DeFuniak Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.44%
Some College18.13%
Less Than 9th Grade11.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.15%
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DeFuniak Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed85.19%
Female Employed19.25%
Male Unemployed13.56%
Male Employed3.34%
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DeFuniak Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeFuniak Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

DeFuniak Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

DeFuniak Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

DeFuniak Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

DeFuniak Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

DeFuniak Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

550

Number of Veterans

456

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

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DeFuniak Springs Veterans by War

count

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DeFuniak Springs Veterans by Age

count

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DeFuniak Springs Veterans by Race

DeFuniak Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeFuniak Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

14.4%

Unemployment Rate

DeFuniak Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

DeFuniak Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

DeFuniak Springs Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.18%

Born in DeFuniak Springs

96.08%

Native Born

3.92%

Foreign Born

3.34%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.08% of DeFuniak Springs residents were born in the United States, with 61.18% having been born in Florida. 3.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeFuniak Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,2572463.07%
20288,0112463.17%
20277,7652463.27%
20267,5192463.38%
20257,2732463.5%
20247,0272463.63%
20236,7812463.76%
20226,5352463.91%
20216,2893225.4%
20205,967-1,006-14.43%
20196,9732994.48%
20186,6742453.81%
20176,4292353.79%
20166,1942103.51%
20155,9841803.1%
20145,8041813.22%
20135,6231963.61%
20125,427921.72%
20115,3351442.77%
20105,1911022%
20005,089-31-0.61%
19905,120-443-7.96%
19805,56359712.02%
19704,966-316-5.98%
19605,2822,20571.66%
19503,07750719.73%
19402,570-66-2.5%
19302,636
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DeFuniak Springs Population by Year