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The county is in the Fort Walton Beach metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 181,460. This was an increase of 6.43% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Okaloosa County was $29,938. This was an increase of 28.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 97% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
14% of Okaloosa County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okaloosa County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Okaloosa County include Almarante Cemetery, Beal Cemetery, Beaver Creek Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Beulah Cemetery, Brooks Memorial Cemetery, Bullard Cemetery, Carr Cemetery, Clary Cemetery, Cobb Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Okaloosa County include Baker, Cinco Bayou, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Holt, Laurel Hill, Mary Esther, Niceville, Shalimar ... View communities
Colleges in Okaloosa County include Okaloosa - Walton Community College ... View colleges
School districts in Okaloosa County include Okaloosa County Schools District ... View school districts
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Libraries in Okaloosa County include Destin Library, Fort Walton Beach Library, Mary Esther Public Library, Niceville Public Library, Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library, Valparaiso Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Okaloosa County include Northwest Florida Daily News ... View newspapers
Okaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okaloosa County political report.
Hotels in Okaloosa County include Amalfi Coast Resort, Bay Club of Sandestin, Best Inn Fort Walton Beach, Best Western, Best Western Summerplace Inn, Cayo Grande Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn Destin, Comfort Inn Niceville, Country Inn and Suites ... More hotels
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