Income/capita 34%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 37%
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Income per capita$40,065$27,598$29,829
Median household income$68,078$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,926$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$55,439$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$36,162$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$30,663$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level6.6%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Destin is 34% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Destin is 23% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Destin is 37% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Destin is 57% lower than the national average

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      Destin employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.1%2.7%
      Manufacturing sector5.1%1.4%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services16.9%15.2%
      Public administration7.2%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.7%
      Education, health & social services4.6%24.7%

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      Miramar Beach, FL7,389$59,0876.8%
      Destin, FL13,312$68,07823.1%

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      Destin, FL13,312$68,07823.1%
      Source: The Destin, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).