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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the neighborhood where it is located. The rent burden for Fort Walton Beach is about 16.5% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Fort Walton Beach is about $166,454 and the median cost for rent is around $963 a month.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Fort Walton Beach 25.4% have a college degree, 10.3% have a graduate degree, and 26.8% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Fort Walton Beach, 14.3% have some form of disability, 17.7% do not have health insurance, 8.8% are widowed, and 64.8% participate in the labor force. The total population of Fort Walton Beach consists of 21,895 people. Fort Walton Beach has a population density of 1,108 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 51.1% are male and 48.9% are female. The median age of Fort Walton Beach is 41 years old. Racially, the population of Fort Walton Beach is 3.1% Asian, 78.9% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% other or not specified, 9.4% Hispanic, 4.2% mixed race, and 11.5% black. In Fort Walton Beach, 18.2% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Florida
Overall, Florida ranks 13th out of all states in quality of life and 29th in healthcare. In total, Florida has 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center. Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Florida has a cost of living index rating of 99, a grocery index rating of 104, and a housing index rating of 95.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 48% of Florida residents voted Democrat and 49% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 35% of Florida's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 15,611 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. The state of Florida ranks 8th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82Â°F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95Â°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66Â°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60Â°F. The average high winter temperature is around 79Â°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36Â°F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Florida is around 75%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of September.The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. The average air quality index rating in Florida is 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Florida
The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of cypresses, sand pines, orchid, and southern magnolia.While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the shortnose sturgeon, the pelicans, the wild turkey, or the gray fox.The state animal of Florida is the florida panther.