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Encyclopedia > Okaloosa County, Florida

Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 170,498. Its county seat is Crestview, Florida6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Crestview is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Okaloosa County was created in 1915. It was named for Choctaw words oka (water) and lusa (black). 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Pushmataha was the most famous leader of the Choctaws. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,802 km² (1,082 mi²). 2,423 km² (936 mi²) of it is land and 379 km² (146 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.53% water. Major population centers in the county include Niceville Ft Walton Beach Destin and Mary Esther in the south and Crestview in the north. along with two United States Air Force bases, Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Feild. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... Niceville is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... History Because of its easy access to local waterways, the City of Mary Esther is noted as one of the first areas settled in this part of Northwest Florida. ... Crestview is the name of 2 places in the United States: Crestview, Florida Crestview, Kentucky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Eglin Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force that belongs to the Air Force Materiel Command; the Air Armament Center is the host unit. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 170,498 people, 66,269 households, and 46,520 families residing in the county. The population density is 70/km² (182/mi²). There are 78,593 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (84/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.41% White, 9.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 2.47% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. 4.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 66,269 households out of which 33.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% are non-families. 23.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.94. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 102.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $41,474, and the median income for a family is $47,711. Males have a median income of $30,977 versus $21,961 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,918. 8.80% of the population and 6.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.70% of those under the age of 18 and 6.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Incorporated

Cinco Bayou is a town located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Crestview is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... Laurel Hill is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Mary Esther is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Niceville is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Shalimar is a town located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Valparaiso is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

Eglin Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force that belongs to the Air Force Materiel Command; the Air Armament Center is the host unit. ... Lake Lorraine is a census-designated place located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Ocean City is a census-designated place located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ...

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

  • Okaloosa County School District
  • Northwest Florida Water Management District

Judicial branch

Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Santa Rosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Walton County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

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Encyclopedia: Okaloosa County, Florida (2758 words)
Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida.
Major population centers in the county include Niceville Ft Walton Beach Destin and Mary Esther in the south and Crestview in the north.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
Pinellas County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (554 words)
The county is contained entirely within area code (727), except for sections of Oldsmar, which has area code 813.
In the county the population is spread out with 19.30% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $37,111, and the median income for a family is $46,925.
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