Walton County, FL

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2022 Population
76,618
4.3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.4
0.226% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.5%
17.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,832
9.87% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$327,000
19.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Walton County, FL had a population of 76.6k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $74,832. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Walton County, FL grew from 73,456 to 76,618, a 4.3% increase and its median household income grew from $68,111 to $74,832, a 9.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walton County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.66%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.68%), White (Hispanic) (2.69%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.38%).

None of the households in Walton County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Walton County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walton County, FL are Emerald Coast Technical College (118 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Walton County, FL was $327,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Walton County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Walton County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Walton County, FL is home to a population of 76.6k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.46% of Walton County, FL residents were born outside of the country (5.71k people).

In 2022, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.7k people) in Walton County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Walton County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Walton County, FL was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walton County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    63.7k ± 322
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.57k ± 550
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.82k ± 507
6.61%
Hispanic Population
5.07k people

In 2022, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.7k people) in Walton County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.61% of the people in Walton County, FL are hispanic (5.07k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walton County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.46%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.71k people
6.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5k people

As of 2022, 7.46% of Walton County, FL residents (5.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walton County, FL was 6.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,256 ± 301
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,925 ± 398
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,314 ± 316

Walton County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Walton County, FL employs 34.4k people. The largest industries in Walton County, FL are Construction (4,089 people), Retail Trade (3,854 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,814 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($250,001), Wholesale Trade ($98,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,845).

Occupations

34.4k
2022 Value
± 1,726
4.32%
1 Year growth
± 6.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walton County, FL grew at a rate of 4.32%, from 33k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walton County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,307 people), Management Occupations (4,924 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,349 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walton County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.4k
2022 Value
± 1,726
4.32%
1 Year growth
± 6.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walton County, FL grew at a rate of 4.32%, from 33k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walton County, FL, are Construction (4,089 people), Retail Trade (3,854 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,814 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walton County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Walton County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,022
Median earning men ± $2,615
$37,844
Median earning women ± $3,006

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($95,985), Wholesale Trade ($90,234), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,177).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($112,783), Information ($73,621), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,009).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 550
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 549
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 531
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Walton County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.769%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Walton County, FL awarded 118 degrees. The student population of Walton County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 97 male students and 86 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walton County, FL are White (98 and 83.8%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 8.55%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 3.42%), and Two or More Races (4 and 3.42%).

The largest universities in Walton County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Emerald Coast Technical College (118 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Walton County, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (31 and 26.3%), Phlebotamy Technician (26 and 22%), and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (11 and 9.32%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walton County, FL was $327,000 in 2022, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $274,500 to $327,000, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Walton County, FL is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Walton County, FL have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walton County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walton County, FL is $74,832. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walton County, FL was Census Tract 9505.02 with a value of $81,468, followed by Census Tract 9501.02 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $65,484 and $59,493.

Property

$327,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,437
$24,482
Median Property Taxes
±$1,333

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walton County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Walton County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Walton County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505.02
  2. Census Tract 9501.02
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walton County, FL was Census Tract 9505.02 with a value of $81,468, followed by Census Tract 9501.02 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $65,484 and $59,493.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Walton County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$74,832
Median Household Income
± $5,234
31.5k
Number of Households
± 1,618

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.5k households in Walton County, FL grew to $74,832 from the previous year's value of $68,111.

The following chart displays the households in Walton County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walton County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.9%)
  3. Carpooled (11.1%)

In 2022, 72.2% of workers in Walton County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.9%) and those who carpooled to work (11.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walton County, FL have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in Walton County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Walton County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walton County, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walton County, FL (7.9k out of 74.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walton County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.5% of the population of Walton County, FL has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 22% on non-group plans, and 3.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Walton County, FL see 2058 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.5% increase from the previous year (1830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2072 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1236 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,058 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walton County, FL

Primary care physicians in Walton County, FL see an average of 2,058 patients per year. This represents a 12.5% increase from the previous year (1,830 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walton County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.9% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
34.6%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
22%
Non-Group
3.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walton County, FL grew by 2.27% from 13.2% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walton County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.3 in Walton County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.7% in Walton County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.4% in Walton County, FL.

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