Real Estate Market Update for Okaloosa County, FL
Welcome to November's Market Update. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of October. The number of active listings was down 27% from one year earlier, and down 5% from the previous month. This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy may have had a smaller selection to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 300-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 14%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just over 210-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 10% year-over-year, and decreased 13% month-over-month. Higher year-over-year figures indicate that more buyers have been finding what they're looking for. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Okaloosa County, FL
Area Information for Okaloosa County, FL
  • Population: 194,758
  • Median Age: 39.07 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 21 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 4
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 209/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 14.23%
  • Closest Airport: Eglin Afb
  • Closest College: Northwest Florida State College
  • Closest Jr. College: Jefferson Davis Community College
  • Median Household Income: $55,539
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 18%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $167,500
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Pensacola Blue Wahoos
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 35.57%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Okaloosa County, FL
Median Age: 39.07 Married: 43% Number of Households: 77,990 Households with Children: 22,042
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Okaloosa County, FL

      School Name Distance Type Grades School Rating Parent Rating
      Okaloosa Youth Academy 7.3 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      Okaloosa Youth Development Center 7.3 mi Public 6-12 0 0
      Riverside Elementary School 9.2 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Shoal River Middle School 9.4 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Collegiate High School At Northwest Florida State College 9.6 mi Public 10-12 5 4
      Rocky Bayou Christian School 9.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Risen Star Academy 9.8 mi Private - 0 0
      Infinite Grace Autism Academy - Crestview 10.3 mi Private - 0 0
      C. W. Ruckel Middle School 10.5 mi Public 6-8 5 0
      Lula J. Edge Elementary School 10.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      St Paul Christian School 10.7 mi Private - 0 0
      Niceville Senior High School 10.7 mi Public 9-12 5 4
      James E Plew Elementary School 10.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      Walker Elementary School 11.1 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Southside Center 11.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-1 0 0
      Morningstar Christian School 11.5 mi Private - 0 0
      Emerald Coast Autism Center 11.6 mi Private - 0 0
      Okaloosa Stemm Center 11.7 mi Public 6-8 5 0
      Bluewater Elementary School 11.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      Northwood Elementary School 12.1 mi Public K-5 4 0
      Richbourg School 12.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Crestview High School 12.5 mi Public 9-12 4 0
      Addie R. Lewis School 12.7 mi Public K-8 4 0
      Antioch Elementary School 12.8 mi Public K-5 4 0
      Bob Sikes Elementary School 12.9 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Davidson Middle School 12.9 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Lakewood Christian School 13.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Eglin Elementary School 15.6 mi Public K-4 4 0
      Longwood Elementary School 17.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Shalimar Elementary School 17.8 mi Public K-5 4 0
      Clifford Meigs Middle School 18.1 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Destin Middle School 18.1 mi Public 5-8 5 0
      Choice High School And Technical Center 18.2 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Baker School 18.5 mi Public K-12 3 0
      Kenwood Elementary School 18.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Destin Elementary School 18.7 mi Public K-4 5 0
      Destin Christian Academy 19.1 mi Private K-6 0 0
      Choctawhatchee Senior High School 19.4 mi Public 9-12 4 3
      W. C. Pryor Middle School 19.5 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      Infinite Grace Autism Academy - Fort Walton Beach 19.9 mi Private - 0 0
      Calvary Christian Academy And Preschool 20.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Elliott Point Elementary School 20.2 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Cinco Christian School 20.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Wright Elementary School 20.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Beyond Expectations 20.6 mi Private - 0 0
      Ami Kids Emerald Coast 20.8 mi Public 6-12 0 0
      Laurel Hill School 20.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-12 2 0
      Okaloosa Virtual Instruction Program 21.3 mi Public K-12 0 0
      Northwest Florida Ballet Academie 21.4 mi Public 3-8 4 0
      Max Bruner Junior Middle School 21.4 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      Okaloosa Virtual Franchise 21.4 mi Public 6-12 0 0
      Saint Mary School 21.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Silver Sands-excep. Children 21.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Emerald Coast Christian School 21.7 mi Private 1-8 0 0
      Annette P. Edwins Elementary School 22.0 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Liza Jackson Preparatory School 22.1 mi Public K-8 5 0
      Fort Walton Beach High School 22.1 mi Public 9-12 4 3
      Okaloosa Academy 22.6 mi Public 4-12 0 0
      Mary Esther Elementary School 22.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Florosa Elementary School 25.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Crossroads Christian School 933.1 mi Private - 0 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: Onboard Informatics © 2016. School Performance data by SchoolDigger.com. School Review data by Niche.com.
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