Destin, Florida Population 2020

14,569
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Destin is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 14,569, it is the 143rd largest city in Florida and the 2346th largest city in the United States. Destin is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 18.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,305 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Destin has a population density of 1,895 people per square mile.

The average household income in Destin is $98,459 with a poverty rate of 8.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,404 per month, and the median house value is $317,200. The median age in Destin is 41.8 years, 42.1 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.3 males.

Destin Demographics

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

  • White: 88.08%
  • Other race: 5.40%
  • Black or African American: 2.50%
  • Asian: 1.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.72%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Destin, Florida is 14,569, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,077.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,305.

Destin, Florida Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020292,0146,6852.29%
2019285,3296,6852.34%
2018278,6446,6852.40%
2017271,9596,2892.31%
2016265,6704,7831.80%
2015260,8875,0711.94%
2014255,8163,9331.54%
2013251,8834,9361.96%
2012246,9478,2693.35%
2011238,6782,7521.15%
2010235,9260.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,86488.08%
Some Other Race7275.40%
Black or African American3372.50%
Asian2561.90%
Two or More Races2321.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.39%
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Destin Population Pyramid 2020

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Destin Median Age

41.8


Total

42.1


Male

40.7


Female

Destin Adults

There are 10,937 adults, (2,350 of whom are seniors) in Destin.

Destin Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Destin Sex Ratio

Female

6,725

49.93%

Male

6,744

50.07%

Destin Households and Families

Destin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Destin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All66.5%33.5%
Male60%40%
Non Family52.1%47.9%
Female50.8%49.2%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7242.3366.5
Married2,7652.9881.6
Non Family2,3501.3952.1
Female4193.0550.8
Male1902.7960

2.88

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Destin Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2192.20%
9th to 12th Grade1861.87%
High School Graduate2,28022.92%
Some College2,29023.02%
Associates Degree9319.36%
Bachelors Degree2,56825.81%
Graduate Degree1,47514.83%
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Destin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,7238,5623,653
Hispanic789605204
Other Race47130846
Black21917444
Asian14411889
Multiple Races11611662
Native American282822

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 78.57%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,558$47,853$32,351
Less Than High School$19,113$22,893$11,541
High School Grad$30,230$31,673$23,875
Some College$31,779$37,563$27,813
Bachelors Degree$48,097$73,245$37,160
Graduate Degree$70,549$84,348$51,350

$37,558

Average Earnings

$47,853

Average Male

$32,351

Average Female

Destin Language

Destin Language by Age

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Destin Language

86.72% of Destin residents speak only English, while 13.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.01% of the population.

Destin Poverty

Destin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,3168007.07%
Hispanic1,24818614.90%
Other72711115.27%
Asian25110039.84%
Multiple232125.17%
Black323113.41%

8.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.87%

Male Poverty Rate

8.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Destin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Destin is Asian, with 39.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Destin is Black, with 3.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.61%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.45%
High School13.68%
Some College5.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.70%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.70%
Male Unemployed15.07%
Female Employed8.77%
Male Employed3.79%

Destin Income

Destin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,486$98,459
Families$93,093$119,705
Married Families$97,022-
Non Families$52,000$65,639
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Destin Marital Status

Destin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Destin Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Destin Veterans

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1,730

Number of Veterans

1,470

Male Veterans

260

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War625
Second Gulf War619
Vietnam506
Korea83
World War II22
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54595
65 to 74353
18 to 34287
75+271
55 to 64224
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,63517.05%
Hispanic465.45%
Black3815.02%
2 or More3326.61%
Asian2412.12%

Destin Veterans by Education

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5.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Destin Employment Status

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69%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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25.91%

Born in Florida

89.69%

Native Born

10.31%

Foreign Born

6.56%

Non Citizen

3.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.69% of Destin residents were born in the United States, with 25.91% having been born in Florida. 6.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,5692461.72%
201914,3232461.75%
201814,0774443.26%
201713,6332461.84%
201613,3871451.10%
201513,2421821.39%
201413,060770.59%
201312,9833843.05%
201212,5993582.92%
201112,2411050.87%
201012,1361,0170.88%
200011,1193,0393.24%
19908,0804,4088.21%
19803,6720.00%