Walton County Florida

Walton County, Florida

Walton County is located in the Northwest quad section of the Panhandle of Florida.  It reaches from the Alabama State line to the Gulf of Mexico and to the county line to the West in Okaloosa County and to the county line to the East in Bay County.  The highest point in Walton County is Britton Hill which is 345 feet above sea level.  Along the 30A corridor in South Walton the highest point is Blue Mountain Beach.

The County is 1,238 square miles and includes 180 square miles of water.  Eglin Air Force Base covers 20 percent of the County’s Land mass.

The Choctawhatchee River is a vital part of the ecological health of Walton County.  It is the third largest river in the state and feeds into the Choctawhatchee Bay.

The Bay covers 52,000 acres and is an important resource for county residents.  The Bay is used for recreational purposes such as fishing, dolphin watching, boating and commercial fishing.  It is not uncommon to see large barges traveling through the bay carrying cargo through the Intercostal Waterway.  

The water alone accounts for 5,320 Acres in Walton County.

Climate

Average Temperatures

January High 63, Low 40

July High 92, Low 71

Employment

Top Industries, 2009

Leisure and Hospitality – 23.4%

Trade, Transportation, Utilities – 20.3%

Construction – 10.0%

Education and Health Services – 9.7%

Public Administration 9.6%

Professional and Business – 7.6%

Financial Activities – 5.4%

Education

Education Level of Population

High School Graduate or higher – 83.1%

Bachelor’s degree or higher – 29.9%

Average Annual Wage, 2009 – $28,590 Population by Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanict White 85.1%

No-Hispanic Black 5.7%

Hispanic 5.3%

American Indian 0.8%

Asian 0.9%

Two or more races 1.9%

Population, 2010

Total 55,043

 

Households and Families, 2010

Families 65.1%

Non-Family 34.9%

 

Age Distribution

Birth to 14 – 17.1%

15 to 19 – 5.7%

20 to 24 – 5.4%

25 to 34 – 12.6%

35 to 44 – 12.9%

45 to 54 – 15.8%

55 to 59 – 7.2%

60 to 64 – 7.0%

65 to 74 – 9.9%

75 to 84 – 4.7%

85+ – 1.6%

High School Graduation Rate

2009-2010 – 85.1%

Florida Graduation Rate – 80.7%

Home Sales

DeFuniak Springs

Avg. Listing May 2011 – $177,689

Median Sale, Feb-april 2011  $92,500

 

Freeport

Avg. Listing, May 2011  $245,483

Median Sale, Feb-Apr, 2011   $102,050

 

Santa Rosa Beach

Avg. Listing, May 2011  $861,454

Median Sale, Feb-Apr, 2011  #$218,000

Labor Force

Total – 31,064

Private Wage and Salary – 71%

Federal, State, Local Gov’t – 17%

Self-Employed – 12%

About Kelly Klein

Buyers and Listing specialist. Whether it is a condo, a home, a townhome, a duplex, or a lot, I am here to help. You can find me at http://www.KellyKleinSoldMine.com Broker Associate / Sales Professional Berkshire Hathaway Home Services | Pen Fed Realty
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