Walton County, FL

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2020 Population
71,049
4.08% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
43.7
1.16% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.6%
12.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$67,390
16% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$245,400
6.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Walton County, FL had a population of 71k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $67,390. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Walton County, FL grew from 68,262 to 71,049, a 4.08% increase and its median household income grew from $58,093 to $67,390, a 16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walton County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.69%), Other (Hispanic) (3.43%), and White (Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in Walton County, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Walton County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walton County, FL are Emerald Coast Technical College (133 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Walton County, FL was $245,400, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Walton County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Walton County, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Walton County, FL is home to a population of 71k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.65% of Walton County, FL residents were born outside of the country (4.73k people).

In 2020, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.7k people) in Walton County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2020 Citizenship
97.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.7% of Walton County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Walton County, FL was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walton County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.7k ± 183
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.27k ± 360
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.62k ± 485
6.28%
Hispanic Population
4.46k people

In 2020, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.7k people) in Walton County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.28% of the people in Walton County, FL are hispanic (4.46k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walton County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.73k people
6.05%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.13k people

As of 2020, 6.65% of Walton County, FL residents (4.73k 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 Walton County, FL was 6.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,379 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,335 ± 309
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,329 ± 339

Walton County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Walton County, FL employs 31.8k people. The largest industries in Walton County, FL are Construction (3,826 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,822 people), and Retail Trade (3,000 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($99,673), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,772), and Information ($62,750).

Occupations

31.8k
2020 Value
± 1,638
4.03%
1 Year growth
± 6.73%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Walton County, FL grew at a rate of 4.03%, from 30.6k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walton County, FL, are Management Occupations (4,859 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,087 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,461 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walton County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.8k
2020 Value
± 1,638
4.03%
1 Year growth
± 6.73%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Walton County, FL grew at a rate of 4.03%, from 30.6k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walton County, FL, are Construction (3,826 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,822 people), and Retail Trade (3,000 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walton County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Walton County, 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

$39,986
Median earning men ± $2,346
$31,740
Median earning women ± $1,572

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($81,827), Information ($75,202), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,538).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($101,592), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,258).

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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. 550
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 549
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 531
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Walton County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.769%).

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 Walton County, FL awarded 133 degrees. The student population of Walton County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 89 male students and 109 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walton County, FL are White (105 and 80.2%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 13%), Asian (4 and 3.05%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.53%).

The largest universities in Walton County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Emerald Coast Technical College (133 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Walton County, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (35 and 26.3%), Phlebotamy Technician (21 and 15.8%), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (17 and 12.8%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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 Walton County, FL was $245,400 in 2020, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $229,500 to $245,400, a 6.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Walton County, FL is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Walton County, FL have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walton County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walton County, FL is $67,390. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walton County, FL was Census Tract 9505.02 with a value of $65,059, followed by Census Tract 9501.02 and Census Tract 9505.01, with respective values of $51,765 and $50,000.

Property

$245,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,687
$21,774
Median Property Taxes
±$1,263

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 Walton County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Walton County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2020
70.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76% of the housing units in Walton County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505.02
  2. Census Tract 9501.02
  3. Census Tract 9505.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walton County, FL was Census Tract 9505.02 with a value of $65,059, followed by Census Tract 9501.02 and Census Tract 9505.01, with respective values of $51,765 and $50,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Walton County, 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.
$67,390
Median Household Income
± $3,803
28.6k
Number of Households
± 1,491

In 2020, the median household income of the 28.6k households in Walton County, FL grew to $67,390 from the previous year's value of $58,093.

The following chart displays the households in Walton 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walton County, 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 (75.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.5%)

In 2020, 75.2% of workers in Walton County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (10.5%).

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

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walton County, FL have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Walton County, 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 Walton County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walton County, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walton County, FL (8k out of 69.1k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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85.6% of the population of Walton County, FL has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 21.9% on non-group plans, and 2.52% 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 Walton County, FL see 1830 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.63% decrease from the previous year (1899 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2179 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1372 patients per year.

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

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

1,830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walton County, FL

Primary care physicians in Walton County, FL see an average of 1,830 patients per year. This represents a 3.63% decrease from the previous year (1,899 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walton County, FL 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 22.1% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% 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

14.4%
Uninsured
34.7%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
21.9%
Non-Group
2.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walton County, FL grew by 11.9% from 12.9% to 14.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.7 in Walton County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.8% in Walton County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.9% in Walton County, FL.

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