Fort Walton Beach demographics profile

StatisticFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Population21,23819,934,451318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,81929491
Median age40.041.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%38%43%
Speak English89%72%79%
Speak Spanish5%21%13%
Fort Walton Beach, FL has a population of 21,238 and is the 2,049th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,819 per sq mi which is 860% higher than the Florida average and 3012% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Walton Beach is 40 which is approximately 4% lower than the Florida average of 42. In Fort Walton Beach, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 32% of Fort Walton Beach residents were born in Florida, 57% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fort Walton Beach is 860% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in Fort Walton Beach is 4% lower than Florida.
  • In Fort Walton Beach 77.72% of the population is White.
  • In Fort Walton Beach 11.24% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fort Walton Beach 3.37% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Walton Beach population breakdown by race

RaceFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
White77.72%75.90%73.35%
Black or African American11.24%16.14%12.63%
Asian3.37%2.61%5.22%
American Indian0.15%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.52%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.92%2.48%3.06%
Other race3.08%2.54%4.75%
In Fort Walton Beach, 9.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fort Walton Beach, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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