Niceville, Florida

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Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located close to Eglin Air Force Base. It was previously named Boggy Bayou, but the name was changed to attract more tourists. The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is still held annually.[3] The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. The 2005 population estimate for Niceville, Florida is 12,582.[4] Mayor Randall Wise has held the post since 1971.

Niceville is part of the Fort Walton BeachCrestviewDestin Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Niceville is located at 30°30′58″N 86°28′18″W / 30.516197°N 86.471791°W / 30.516197; -86.471791.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5,032 km² (11.3 mi²). 28.3 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water.


As of census[1] of 2000, there were 11,684 people, 4,637 households, and 3,385 families residing in the city. The population density was 413.1/km² (1,069.8/mi²). There were 4,907 housing units at an average density of 173.5/km² (449.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.25% White, 4.58% African American, 0.74% Native American, 3.20% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.71% of the population.

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