Destin, Florida Population 2024

14,301

Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County Florida. Destin has a 2024 population of 14,301. Destin is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 2.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,937 in 2020.

The average household income in Destin is $125,808 with a poverty rate of 8.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Destin is 43 years, 42.5 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Destin Demographics

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

  • White: 86.23%
  • Two or more races: 6.81%
  • Black or African American: 3.87%
  • Other race: 2.18%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
7.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,908.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.61% (364)
The current population of Destin, Florida is 14,301 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,937.

Destin, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,00686.23%
Two or more races9486.81%
Black or African American5393.87%
Other race3032.18%
Asian1130.81%
Native American140.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Destin Population by Race

Destin Population Pyramid 2024

Destin Median Age

43

Total

42.5

Male

43.7

Female

Destin Adults

There are 11,396 adults, (2,621 of whom are seniors) in Destin.

Destin Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Destin Sex Ratio

Female6,61747.53%
Male7,30652.47%

Destin Population by Age

Destin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3282.1766.333.7
Non Family2,8211.359.240.8
Married2,7882.7277.622.4
Female3993.2155.644.4
Male3203.7844.755.3

2.79

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Destin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3803.53%
9th to 12th Grade1621.51%
High School Graduate1,83517.05%
Some College2,52623.47%
Associates Degree9608.92%
Bachelors Degree3,31830.83%
Graduate Degree1,58014.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Destin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Destin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,0028,8644,352
2+ Races740491252
Hispanic683544202
Black35934446
Other Race28223246
Asian959155
Native American14149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 64.29%.

Destin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,328$60,350$34,429
Less Than 9th Grade$20,976$0$17,727
High School Graduate$41,421$47,440$20,592
Some College$40,413$50,069$32,966
Bachelors Degree$61,140$82,180$40,677
Graduate Degree$84,453$101,827$66,528

$47,328

Average Earnings

$60,350

Average Male

$34,429

Average Female

Destin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Destin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Destin Language

83.67% of Destin residents speak only English, while 16.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.42% of the population.

Destin Language

Destin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,2837156.34%
Hispanic1,10929926.96%
Black53911721.71%
Other30311337.29%
Multiple941404.25%
Asian1131715.04%
Native14535.71%

8.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.89%

Male Poverty Rate

8.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Destin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Destin is Other, with 37.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Destin is Multiple, with 4.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.78%.

Destin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.49%
Less Than 9th Grade18.55%
Some College7.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.36%

Destin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.84%
Female Employed6.88%
Male Employed5.17%
Male Unemployed0%

Destin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Destin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$86,777$125,808
Families$108,224$151,402
Married Families$114,219$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,223$91,557

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Destin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Destin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Destin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Destin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Destin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,614

Number of Veterans

1,378

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War652
First Gulf War586
Vietnam416
Korea57
World War II0

Destin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54582
65 to 74349
55 to 64312
75+227
18 to 34144

Destin Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,47415.57%
Hispanic678.91%
2+ Races526.85%
Black328.33%
Other Race3111.23%
Asian2526.32%

Destin Veterans by Race

Destin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Destin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Destin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Destin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Destin 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

26.51%

Born in Destin

87.22%

Native Born

12.78%

Foreign Born

8.22%

Non Citizen

4.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.22% of Destin residents were born in the United States, with 26.51% having been born in Florida. 8.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Destin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,756910.62%
202814,665910.62%
202714,574910.63%
202614,483910.63%
202514,392910.64%
202414,301910.64%
202314,210910.64%
202214,1191030.73%
202114,016790.57%
202013,937-352-2.46%
201914,2891961.39%
201814,0934273.12%
201713,6662461.83%
201613,4201451.09%
201513,2751811.38%
201413,094790.61%
201313,0153853.05%
201212,6303632.96%
201112,2671080.89%
201012,1591,0409.35%
200011,1193,03937.61%
19908,0804,408120.04%
19803,67200%

Destin Population by Year