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TeCMEN Committee to Host Industry Day - 08/16/2017

Special to the Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH — In an effort to spotlight the diverse capabilities that exist among the area’s technical businesses, the Economic Develop...

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...

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. Mary Esther was incorporated in 1946. 
Flanked by two United States Air Force bases, Mary Esther is nestled along the scenic Santa Rosa Sound. Though it only measures 2.5 square miles, it is a vibrant community that boasts an expansive shopping mall, a terrific library and a well-respected animal rescue center, not to mention a variety of eateries and small businesses all conveniently located off of Mary Esther Cutoff, which traverses the town. 

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Population (2016) 4,348
Labor Force 2,321
Median Age 39.50
Labor Force
College Degree 41.43%
High School Degree or Some College 50.04%
White Collar Workers 64%
Blue Collar Workers 36%
Household Expenditures (Average) $61,697
Household Income (Median) $56,992
Commute Travel Time (minutes) 16
Airports in Community 50 miles 9
Distance to Interstate (miles) 2
Distance to Rail (miles) 18
Source: www.okaloosasites.com; March 2017


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