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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is 4.00%, with job growth of 0.62%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.24%.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida Taxes
Fort Walton Beach, Florida,sales tax rate is 6.00%. Income tax is 0.00%.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $27,049, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $49,552.

  ECONOMYFort Walton Beach, FloridaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  4.00%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  0.62%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  37.24%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  6.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  0.00%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $27,049$28,555
  Household Income  $49,552$53,482
  Family Median Income  $57,236$65,443
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  13.82%12.55%
  Income between 15K and 20K  3.60%5.36%
  Income between 20K and 30K  10.74%10.42%
  Income between 30K and 40K  12.42%9.80%
  Income between 40K and 50K  9.71%8.80%
  Income between 50K and 60K  10.21%7.90%
  Income between 60K and 75K  10.95%9.93%
  Income between 75K and 100K  11.80%12.16%
  Income between 100K and 150K  10.85%13.01%
  Income between 150K and 200K  3.70%5.04%
  Income greater than 200K  2.21%5.03%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  11.27%14.54%
  Engineering, computers, science  5.05%5.34%
  Community, social services  1.06%1.67%
  Legal  0.59%1.16%
  Education, library  3.45%6.13%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.77%1.91%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  3.96%5.67%
  Healthcare support  1.75%2.51%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  2.21%2.23%
  Food preparation, serving  11.60%5.76%
  Building maintenance  8.23%4.01%
  Personal care  1.77%3.65%
  Sales, office, administrative support  25.57%24.36%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.73%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  9.77%8.24%
  Production, transportation, material moving  11.23%12.09%

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  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Great beaches, but don't recommend for single men
FWB is great for its beautiful beaches and saltwater fishing. It's also easy to move around town except during rush hour (yes, we have a rush hour - but it literally... (read more)
Location near Eglin or Hurlburt AFB
After failing to get a house in Niceville (where folks we talked to said was the place to live), we found a home in Ft Walton Beach...and love it. Easy access to Eglin... (read more)
Helen
I would like to know if anyone out there ( Pink Floyd ) has any ideas or suggestions for someone over forty who has lived in larger cities and now must adjust to the... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
is it good place to live and retire?
I would like to know if Fort Walton Beach is a better place to live rather than busy Clearwater FL. We want to re-locate to a quieter city with all the amenities of a... (read more)
Best location on the Panhandle
Great community located between Eglin and Hurlburt AFBs. Easy access to the best beaches, 20 minutes to the more expensive and modern city of Destin, make Fort Walton... (read more)
Great beaches, but don't recommend for single men
FWB is great for its beautiful beaches and saltwater fishing. It's also easy to move around town except during rush hour (yes, we have a rush hour - but it literally... (read more)
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