Fort Walton Beach, Florida Population 2022

21,206
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Fort Walton Beach is a city located in Okaloosa County Florida. With a 2020 population of 21,206, it is the 196th largest city in Florida and the 2178th largest city in the United States. Fort Walton Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually but its population has decreased by -4.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,144 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Fort Walton Beach has a population density of 2,772 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Walton Beach is $69,810 with a poverty rate of 13.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $991 per month, and the median house value is $202,100. The median age in Fort Walton Beach is 41.7 years, 39.6 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Fort Walton Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Walton Beachwas:

  • White: 74.12%
  • Black or African American: 11.01%
  • Two or more races: 6.92%
  • Asian: 4.89%
  • Other race: 2.93%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Walton Beach, Florida is 21,206 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,144.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida Population 2022

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

Fort Walton Beach Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Fort Walton Beach Population by Race

Fort Walton Beach Population Pyramid 2022

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Fort Walton Beach Median Age

41.4


Total

38.1


Male

44.6


Female

Fort Walton Beach Adults

There are 17,525 adults, (4,293 of whom are seniors) in Fort Walton Beach.

Fort Walton Beach Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Walton Beach Sex Ratio

Female

11,012

49.73%

Male

11,132

50.27%

Fort Walton Beach Population by Age

Fort Walton Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Walton Beach Household Types

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Walton Beach Households and Families

3.11

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Fort Walton Beach Households by Type

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Fort Walton Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Walton Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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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 white people with a rate of 29.11%.

Fort Walton Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,843

Average Earnings

$38,490

Average Male

$27,130

Average Female

Fort Walton Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Walton Beach Language by Age

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Fort Walton Beach Language

86.05% of Fort Walton Beach residents speak only English, while 13.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.51% of the population.

Fort Walton Beach Language

Fort Walton Beach Poverty by Race

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13.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.20%

Male Poverty Rate

14.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Walton Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Walton Beach is Asian, with 38.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Walton Beach is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.90%.

Fort Walton Beach Poverty

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Fort Walton Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Fort Walton Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Walton Beach Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Fort Walton Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Walton Beach Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Walton Beach Marriage

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

Fort Walton Beach Marital Status by Race

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Fort Walton Beach Marital Status

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3,086

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Fort Walton Beach Veterans by War

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Fort Walton Beach Veterans by Age

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Fort Walton Beach Veterans by Race

Fort Walton Beach Veterans by Education

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8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Walton Beach Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Walton Beach Employment by Age

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Fort Walton Beach Employment by Race

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Fort Walton Beach 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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33.11%

Born in Fort Walton Beach

91.67%

Native Born

8.33%

Foreign Born

4.09%

Non Citizen

4.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.67% of Fort Walton Beach residents were born in the United States, with 33.11% having been born in Florida. 4.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Walton Beach Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Fort Walton Beach Population by Year