Okaloosa County, FL

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Population

197,591

0.916% growth

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$59,955

3.99% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

85,823

0.669% growth

Median Property Value

$198,700

3.6% growth

About

In 2017, Okaloosa County, FL had a population of 198k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $59,955. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Okaloosa County, FL grew from 195,798 to 197,591, a 0.916% increase and its median household income grew from $57,655 to $59,955, a 3.99% increase.

The population of Okaloosa County, FL is 74.5% White Alone, 9.49% Black or African American Alone, and 8.66% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Okaloosa County, FL speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Okaloosa County, FL are Northwest Florida State College (1,471 degrees awarded in 2016) and Okaloosa Technical College (139 degrees).

The median property value in Okaloosa County, FL is $198,700, and the homeownership rate is 63.3%. Most people in Okaloosa County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Okaloosa County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Okaloosa County, FL employs 85.8k people. The largest industries in Okaloosa County, FL are Retail Trade (10,870 people), Accommodation & Food Services (10,144 people), and Public Administration (9,478 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,917), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,848).

Median household income in Okaloosa County, FL is $59,955. Males in Okaloosa County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Okaloosa County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,955

2017 value

± $1,565

3.99%

1 Year Growth

± 3.18%

Households in Okaloosa County, FL have a median annual income of $59,955, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,655 in 2016, which represents a 3.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Okaloosa County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 209

  2. Census Tract 210.01

  3. Census Tract 210.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Okaloosa County, FL was Census Tract 209 with a value of $110,250, followed by Census Tract 210.01 and Census Tract 210.02, with respective values of $94,167 and $91,615.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Okaloosa County, FL (22k out of 192k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,551 ± 945

  2. Black

    2,995 ± 436

  3. Hispanic

    2,651 ± 412

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

85.8k

2017 Value

± 2,172

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 3.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Okaloosa County, FL grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 85.3k employees to 85.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Okaloosa County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,454 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,402 people), and Management Occupations (10,095 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Okaloosa County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Okaloosa County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,454 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,402 people), and Management Occupations (10,095 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Okaloosa County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.63 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Okaloosa County, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,720), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,927), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,147).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

85.8k

2017 Value

± 2,172

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 3.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Okaloosa County, FL grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 85.3k employees to 85.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Okaloosa County, FL, are Retail Trade (10,870 people), Accommodation & Food Services (10,144 people), and Public Administration (9,478 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Okaloosa County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Okaloosa County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Okaloosa County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (10,870 people), Accommodation & Food Services (10,144 people), and Public Administration (9,478 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Okaloosa County, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.37 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.04 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Okaloosa County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,917), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,848).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.4% of the population of Okaloosa County, FL has health coverage, with 27.4% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 7.55% on Medicare, 23.3% on non-group plans, and 18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Okaloosa County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Okaloosa County, FL see 1242 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.94% decrease from the previous year (1293 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1281 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 680 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,242 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Okaloosa County, FL see an average of 1,242 patients per year. This represents a 3.94% decrease from the previous year (1,293 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.6%

Uninsured

27.4%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

7.55%

Medicare

23.3%

Non-Group

18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Okaloosa County, FL grew by 1.02% from 13.4% to 13.6%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Okaloosa County, FL is home to a population of 198k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.78% of Okaloosa County, FL residents were born outside of the country (13.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Okaloosa County, FL is composed of 147k White Alone residents (74.5%), 18.8k Black or African American Alone residents (9.49%), 17.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.66%), 7.17k Two or More Races residents (3.63%), 5.6k Asian Alone residents (2.84%), 1.11k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.559%), 343 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.174%), and 282 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.143%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Okaloosa County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Okaloosa County, FL was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Okaloosa County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Okaloosa County, FL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.4k people

6.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.8k people

As of 2017, 6.78% of Okaloosa County, FL residents (13.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Okaloosa County, FL was 6.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Okaloosa County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Okaloosa County, FL was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    147k ± 174

  2. Black or African American Alone

    18.8k ± 474

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17.1k ± 1.44k

In 2017, there were 7.85 times more White Alone residents (147k people) in Okaloosa County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.8k Black or African American Alone and 17.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Okaloosa County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Okaloosa County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Okaloosa County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Okaloosa County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    13,140 ± 799

  2. Vietnam

    7,540 ± 494

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,522 ± 566

Okaloosa County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Okaloosa County, FL awarded 1,610 degrees. The student population of Okaloosa County, FL is skewed towards women, with 2,537 male students and 3,406 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Okaloosa County, FL are White (1,129 and 70.3%), followed by Unknown (131 and 8.15%), Black or African American (127 and 7.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (111 and 6.91%).

The largest universities in Okaloosa County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Florida State College (1,471 and 91.4%) and Okaloosa Technical College (139 and 8.63%).

The most popular majors in Okaloosa County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (816 and 50.7%), Registered Nursing (92 and 5.71%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (78 and 4.84%).

The median tuition costs in Okaloosa County, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,486 and $9,425 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 816 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Okaloosa County, FL was Operations Management & Supervision with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Okaloosa County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,471 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

$2,486

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Okaloosa County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Florida State College with 1,471 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

681

Degrees Awarded to Men

929

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 681 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Okaloosa County, FL, which is 0.733 times less than the 929 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,129 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    131 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    127 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Okaloosa County, FL were to White students. These 1,129 degrees mean that there were 8.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 131 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Okaloosa County, FL was $198,700 in 2017, which is 0.913 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $191,800 to $198,700, a 3.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Okaloosa County, FL is 63.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Okaloosa County, FL have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Okaloosa County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,955

Median Household Income

± $1,565

76.6k

Number of Households

± 1,961

In 2017, the median household income of the 76.6k households in Okaloosa County, FL grew to $59,955 from the previous year's value of $57,655.

The following chart displays the households in Okaloosa 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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Housing

Property Value

$198,700

2017 Median

± $3,718

$191,800

2016 Median

± $4,268

In 2017, the median property value in Okaloosa County, FL grew to to $198,700 from the previous year's value of $191,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Okaloosa County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Okaloosa County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Okaloosa County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Okaloosa County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.3%

2017 Homeownership

63.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.3% of the housing units in Okaloosa County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Okaloosa County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Okaloosa County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Okaloosa County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Okaloosa County, FL have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Okaloosa County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Okaloosa County, FL was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.59%) and those who Worked At Home (3.54%).

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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