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Building For The Future - 07/10/2017

Building For The Future Looking beyond beaches and the military to boost economic development BY LINDA KLEINDIENST ~ Article written by 850 Magazine   Okaloosa and Walton countie...

Coastal Home Base - 07/10/2017

Coastal Home Base Military presence keeps Okaloosa’s economy fit   BY TABITHA YANG AND TONY BRIDGES ~ Written by 850 Magazine   An F-35C Lightning II taxis down the fli...

Named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America by ABC’s "Good Morning America," its pristine Gulf beaches and incomparable fishing charter fleet have made Destin one of the most popular tourist destinations along the Emerald Coast. The engaging romance of a fishing village, family-friendly culture and a climate that welcomes year-round festivals, attractions and activities make Destin a thriving beach town for locals and tourists alike.

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Population (2016) 13,496
Labor Force 7,325
Median Age 40.1
Labor Force
College Degree 47.33%
High School Degree or Some College 44.58%
White Collar Workers 60%
Blue Collar Workers 40%
Household Expenditures (Average) $73,633
Household Income (Median) $69,927
Commute Travel Time (minutes) 23
Airports in Community 50 miles 8
Distance to Interstate (miles) 21
Distance to Rail (miles) 19
Source: www.okaloosasites.com; March 2017


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