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Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, in the Fort Walton Beach metro area.

The community was named after Valparaiso, IN

The latitude of Valparaiso is 30.508N. The longitude is -86.502W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,358.


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Median household income
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$39,521
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Valparaiso demographic reports
The community's fortunes are closely tied to Elgin Air Force Base
The nearby Eglin Federal Prison Camp, better known as "Club Fed," has housed such well-known inmates as Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt and former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Museum (Valparaiso)

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12% of Valparaiso residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valparaiso ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valparaiso was $19,934, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Valparaiso residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Valparaiso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $862.


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Libraries in Valparaiso include Valparaiso Community Library ... View libraries

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Okaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valparaiso political report.

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The average commute time for Valparaiso workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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