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Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County.
The community was named after the fort, which was named after Col. George Walton.
The latitude of Fort Walton Beach is 30.405N. The longitude is -86.618W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,936.
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15% of Fort Walton Beach residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Walton Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Walton Beach was $21,085, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Fort Walton Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fort Walton Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $803.
Libraries in Fort Walton Beach include Fort Walton Beach Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Walton Beach include Northwest Florida Daily News
TV stations in Fort Walton Beach include WAWD, WFGX, WPAN.
Okaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Walton Beach political report.
The average commute time for Fort Walton Beach workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Walton Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Fort Walton Beach include Best Inn Fort Walton Beach, Best Western, Cayo Grande Suites, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Fort Walton Beach, Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach, Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Quality Inn, Ramada Plaza Beach Resort ... More hotels.
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