Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County and Walton County Florida. With a 2020 population of 14,257, it is the 263rd largest city in Florida and the 3098th largest city in the United States. Destin is currently growing at a rate of 1.16% annually but its population has decreased by -1.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,482 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Destin has a population density of 1,854 people per square mile.
The average household income in Destin is $104,472 with a poverty rate of 9.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,587 per month, and the median house value is $346,000. The median age in Destin is 42.3 years, 42.6 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Destinwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 75.56%.
82.46% of Destin residents speak only English, while 17.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.41% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Destin is Native, with 26.47% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Destin is Multiple, with 3.94% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.82%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Destin
86.13% of Destin residents were born in the United States, with 22.74% having been born in Florida. 9.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.