Destin, Florida Population 2022

14,859
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Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County and Walton County Florida. Destin has a 2020 population of 14,859. Destin is currently growing at a rate of 1.39% annually and its population has increased by 22.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,137 in 2010.

The average household income in Destin is $104,472 with a poverty rate of 7.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,440 per month, and the median house value is $332,000. The median age in Destin is 42.3 years, 42.6 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Destin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Destinwas:

  • White: 86.66%
  • Other race: 5.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Black or African American: 2.61%
  • Asian: 1.94%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Destin, Florida is 14,859 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,859.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,137.

Destin, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021299,0957,1432.39%
2020291,9527,1432.45%
2019284,8097,1432.51%
2018277,6666,1672.22%
2017271,4996,0072.21%
2016265,4924,6781.76%
2015260,8145,0131.92%
2014255,8013,9201.53%
2013251,8814,9291.96%
2012246,9528,2483.34%
2011238,7042,7721.16%
2010235,9320.00%

Destin Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,87486.66%
Some Other Race7485.46%
Two or More Races3952.88%
Black or African American3582.61%
Asian2661.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native610.45%
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Destin Population by Race

Destin Population Pyramid $2022

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Destin Median Age

42.3


Total

42.6


Male

41.9


Female

Destin Adults

There are 10,998 adults, (2,564 of whom are seniors) in Destin.

Destin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Destin Sex Ratio

Female

6,925

50.54%

Male

6,777

49.46%

Destin Population by Age

Destin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Destin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family55.9%44.1%
Female59%41%
Male66.8%33.2%
All69.9%30.1%
Married83.6%16.4%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Destin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7782.3569.9
Married2,7872.9583.6
Non Family2,3341.3955.9
Female4463.1859
Male2113.1966.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Destin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1791.77%
9th to 12th Grade2122.10%
High School Graduate2,12821.08%
Some College2,36023.38%
Associates Degree1,01710.07%
Bachelors Degree2,65626.31%
Graduate Degree1,54315.28%
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Destin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Destin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,7198,5503,746
Hispanic851688205
Other Race53038948
Black22118047
Asian164139122
2+ Races14314369
Native American383820

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 asian people with a rate of 74.39%.

Destin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,865$52,060$32,237
Less Than 9th Grade$22,537$23,235$
High School Graduate$30,164$32,596$22,575
Some College$34,028$39,746$29,850
Bachelors Degree$50,433$76,500$37,614
Graduate Degree$72,759$88,167$62,821

$39,865

Average Earnings

$52,060

Average Male

$32,237

Average Female

Destin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Destin Language by Age

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Destin Language

84.73% of Destin residents speak only English, while 15.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.94% of the population.

Destin Language

Destin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,2417236.43%
Hispanic1,29914411.09%
Asian2628833.59%
Other55NaN%
Multiple395153.80%
Black349144.01%
Native611118.03%

7.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.97%

Male Poverty Rate

7.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Destin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Destin is Asian, with 33.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Destin is Multiple, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.25%.

Destin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.67%
High School14.43%
Some College4.33%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%

Destin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed29.33%
Male Unemployed17.14%
Female Employed8.19%
Male Employed3.05%

Destin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Destin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,000$104,472
Families$94,508$128,704
Married Families$98,933-
Non Families$55,063$67,281
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Income by Household Type

Destin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

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 45-54.

Destin Marital Status by Race

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Destin Marital Status

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1,741

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War623
Second Gulf War565
Vietnam553
Korea92
World War II13

Destin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54573
65 to 74444
75+274
18 to 34231
55 to 64219

Destin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,64617.23%
Black4115.13%
Hispanic343.82%
Asian3416.35%
2+ Races2013.07%

Destin Veterans by Race

Destin Veterans by Education

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3.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Destin Veterans by Education

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68.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Destin Employment by Age

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Destin Employment by Race

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Destin Employment by Education

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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24.94%

Born in Destin

89.86%

Native Born

10.14%

Foreign Born

6.42%

Non Citizen

3.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.86% of Destin residents were born in the United States, with 24.94% having been born in Florida. 6.42% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202214,8592041.39%
202114,6552041.41%
202014,4512041.43%
201914,2472041.45%
201814,0434283.14%
201713,6152391.79%
201613,3761381.04%
201513,2381781.36%
201413,060770.59%
201312,9833833.04%
201212,6003582.92%
201112,2421050.87%
201012,1371,0180.88%
200011,1193,0393.24%
19908,0804,4088.21%
19803,6720.00%

Destin Population by Year