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Resort community, known for its fishing
Destin is a city in Okaloosa County, in the Fort Walton Beach metro area.
The community was named after Capt. Leonard Destin.
The latitude of Destin is 30.393N. The longitude is -86.495W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,769.
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16% of Destin residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Destin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Destin was $32,048, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Destin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Destin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $678. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,154.
Libraries in Destin include Destin Library ... View libraries
Okaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Destin political report.
Destin restaurants taking online reservations include Beach Walk Crystal Beach, Copper Grill - Destin, Zampieri's Harbor Grille ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Destin workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Destin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 7.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Destin include Amalfi Coast Resort, Bay Club of Sandestin, Best Western Summerplace Inn, Comfort Inn Destin, Country Inn and Suites, Days Inn, Destin Inn & Suites, Embassy Suites Destin, Grand Caribbean East, Hampton Suites ... More hotels.
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