Fort Walton Beach employment information

IndexFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Income per capita$27,049$26,499$28,555
Median household income$49,552$47,212$53,482
Median income owner occupied$60,528$57,046$68,142
Median income renter occupied$35,988$32,605$33,219
Median earnings male$27,049$31,136$36,116
Median earnings female$22,278$24,898$25,692
Unemployment rate5.9%6.5%5.8%
Poverty level16.5%16.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fort Walton Beach is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Walton Beach is 7% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Walton Beach is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fort Walton Beach is 6% higher than the national average.

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Fort Walton Beach employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.0%1.5%
Manufacturing sector6.9%1.9%
Financial & insurance services1.9%3.7%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%17.5%
Public administration9.8%6.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.7%2.2%
Education, health & social services5.2%24.4%

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Niceville, FL13,562$62,53817%
Valparaiso, FL5,109$60,59113%
Fort Walton Beach, FL20,320$49,5527%

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Portsmouth, OH20,320$30,11444%
Mountlake Terrace, WA20,318$61,47715%
Sapulpa, OK20,308$39,96925%
Wilsonville, OR20,335$58,75710%
Pittsburg, KS20,336$32,65539%
Fort Walton Beach, FL20,320$49,5527%
Source: The Fort Walton Beach, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.