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Okaloosa County, Florida

101 E James Lee Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: (850) 689-5000
Fax: (850) 689-5818
www.co.okaloosa.fl.us

In northwestern FL panhandle, east of Pensacola; organized Jun 13, 1915 from Santa Rosa and Walton counties. Name Origin: From Choctaw Indian name for the Blackwater River, which runs through the county; from oka 'water' and lusa 'black.'

Area (sq mi):: 1082.00 (land 935.63; water 146.37) Population per square mile: 194.70
Population 2005: 182,172 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 6.80%; 1990-2000 18.60% Population 2000: 170,498 (White 81.00%; Black or African American 9.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 2.50%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 5.30%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $20,918; median household $41,474; Population below poverty level: 8.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,977-$30,440
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fort Walton Beach (19,992)
  • Crestview County seat (16,826)
  • Niceville (12,515)
  • Destin (12,162)

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