Fort Walton Beach, Florida 

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Economy in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Fort Walton Beach has an unemployment rate of 2.8%. The US average is 3.9%.

Fort Walton Beach has seen the job market increase by 4.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 46.2%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Fort Walton Beach
- The Sales Tax Rate for Fort Walton Beach is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Fort Walton Beach is 0.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Fort Walton Beach
- The average income of a Fort Walton Beach resident is $27,049 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Fort Walton Beach resident is $49,552 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYFort Walton Beach, FloridaUnited States
  2.8%3.7%
  4.2%1.6%
  46.2%33.5%
  6.5%6.2%
  0.0%4.6%
  $29,750$31,177
  $52,107$57,652
  $60,669$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  1.1%1.3%
  0.3%0.6%
  7.0%6.2%
  5.9%10.4%
  2.3%2.7%
  13.7%11.6%
  3.0%4.1%
  2.0%0.9%
  0.9%2.1%
  2.5%4.7%
  3.6%1.9%
  6.5%6.7%
  0.3%0.1%
  4.7%4.3%
  4.8%9.3%
  9.6%13.8%
  2.8%2.2%
  15.5%7.4%
  5.8%4.9%
  7.8%4.8%
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    Reviews for Fort Walton Beach    9 Reviews
    is it good place to live and retire? - 10/13/2014
    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

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    Great beaches, but don't recommend for single men - 9/6/2012
    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

    Best location on the Panhandle - 7/8/2010
    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


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    ZIP CODES IN FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA
    32548 32544

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