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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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Median household income
Local
$53,042
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Destin demographic reports
Destin is in the Florida Panhandle.
In a 2006 study, AllBusiness named Fort Walton Beach - Crestview - Destin as the No. 9 best metro for women entrepreneurs.

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Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Destin Seafood Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Destin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Henderson Beach State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Destin Fishing Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Destin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Okaloosa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Walton Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32541 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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31% of Destin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Destin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $678.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,154.


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Libraries in Destin include Destin Library ... View libraries

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Okaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Destin political report.

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Destin restaurants taking online reservations include Beach Walk Crystal Beach, Copper Grill - Destin, Zampieri's Harbor Grille ... View restaurants

Traffic

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.

Travel

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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