Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
278,479
2.36% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.8
0.518% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.9%
4.73% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$65,075
4.69% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$236,800
7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
123,724
3.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL had a population of 278k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $65,075. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew from 272,056 to 278,479, a 2.36% increase and its median household income grew from $62,161 to $65,075, a 4.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), White (Hispanic) (3.61%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.23%).

None of the households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, 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.

96.8% of the residents in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are Northwest Florida State College (1,408 degrees awarded in 2020), Okaloosa Technical College (243 degrees), and Emerald Coast Technical College (133 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was $236,800, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was 2 cars per household.

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL borders Atmore, AL, Dothan, AL, Panama City, FL, and Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is home to a population of 278k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.24% of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL residents were born outside of the country (20.2k people).

In 2020, there were 9.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.8% of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    211k ± 553
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 762
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 1.02k
8.7%
Hispanic Population
24.2k people

In 2020, there were 9.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.7% of the people in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are hispanic (24.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.24%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
20.2k people
6.64%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18.1k people

As of 2020, 7.24% of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL residents (20.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was 6.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    14,774 ± 1,152
  2. Vietnam
    9,548 ± 644
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,000 ± 759

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL employs 124k people. The largest industries in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (15,361 people), Retail Trade (13,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,882 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,080), Wholesale Trade ($56,250), and Utilities ($52,035).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

124k
2020 Value
± 3,156
3.34%
1 Year growth
± 3.27%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 120k employees to 124k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, are Management Occupations (15,233 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,478 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,805 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industries

124k
2020 Value
± 3,156
3.34%
1 Year growth
± 3.27%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 120k employees to 124k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (15,361 people), Retail Trade (13,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, though some of these residents may live in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, 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

$39,993
Median earning men ± $1,393
$29,371
Median earning women ± $1,018

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($63,296), Manufacturing ($57,973), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,648).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($59,132), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,486), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 2,741
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,928
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,885
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.35M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $847k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $613k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

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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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

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. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

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

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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 27 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 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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In 2020, universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL awarded 1,784 degrees. The student population of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,178 male students and 3,482 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are White (1,199 and 67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (146 and 8.25%), Black or African American (142 and 8.02%), and Unknown (127 and 7.18%).

The largest universities in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Florida State College (1,408 and 78.9%), Okaloosa Technical College (243 and 13.6%), and Emerald Coast Technical College (133 and 7.46%).

The most popular majors in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (815 and 45.7%), Registered Nursing (100 and 5.61%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (68 and 3.81%).

The median tuition cost in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,496 for in-state students and $9,552 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 5,660 students enrolled in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, 38.5% men and 61.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,573 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degree-majors awarded
  2. 815 degree-majors awarded
  3. 55 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was Radiation Therapist with 17 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,408 degrees awarded
  2. 243 degrees awarded
  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Florida State College with 1,408 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 762 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, which is 0.746 times less than the 1,022 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,199 degrees mean that there were 8.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 146 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,496) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($637) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was $236,800 in 2020, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $221,300 to $236,800, a 7% increase. The homeownership rate in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is $65,075. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

Property

$236,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,149
$74,047
Median Property Taxes
±$2,249

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 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2020
70.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.6% of the housing units in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

The following map shows all of the counties in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,075
Median Household Income
± $1,828
108k
Number of Households
± 2,697

In 2020, the median household income of the 108k households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew to $65,075 from the previous year's value of $62,161.

The following chart displays the households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, 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 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.04%)

In 2020, 79.1% of workers in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.78%) and those who worked at home (7.04%).

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

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, 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 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (29.6k out of 270k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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87.5% of the population of Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 9.84% on Medicare, 24.3% on non-group plans, and 13.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
9.84%
Medicare
24.3%
Non-Group
13.3%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL grew by 4.13% from 12% to 12.5%.

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

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