Valparaiso, Florida

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Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, in the United States, and it is named after the Chilean city of Valparaiso. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,408. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 6,336. It is part of the Fort Walton BeachCrestviewDestin Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Valparaiso is located at 30°30′N 86°30′W / 30.5°N 86.5°W / 30.5; -86.5 (30.5070, -86.4970).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.0 km² (12.8 mi²). 30.9 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (6.35%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,408 people, 1,928 households, and 1,284 families residing in the city. The population density was 207.2/km² (536.8/mi²). There were 2,023 housing units at an average density of 65.4/km² (169.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.77% White, 9.91% African American, 0.64% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.18% of the population.

There were 1,928 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

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