StatisticFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Population21,23821,477,737328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,81941091
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Fort Walton Beach is 588% 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
  • In Fort Walton Beach 3.37% of the population is Asian

Compare Fort Walton Beach, FL Demographics

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      Fort Walton Beach population breakdown by race

      RaceFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
      White77.72%75.90%73.35%
      Black11.24%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).