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Overview

Introduction to Crestview, Florida

Crestview, Florida, in Okaloosa county, is 45 miles NE of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 216 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Fort Walton Beach metropolitan area.

Crestview History

The city of Crestview was incorporated in 1916 and became a county seat in 1917. Its name was influenced by its location at the tip of a woodland range, which has the Shoal and Yellow rivers running parallel to each other on its eastern and western sides. Three major highways meet at Crestview, which has led the city to being referred to as the "Hub City."

Crestview and Nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Museum of NW Florida.
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum & Park.
  • Camp Walton School House.
  • Air Force Armament Museum.
  • Fort Walton Beach.
  • Eglin Air Force Base.

Crestview Activities

Crestview is a great place for people who love spending time outdoors. It’s a beautiful city with several acres of forest land, a number of lakes and three rivers. Residents and tourists indulge in recreational activities like camping, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and horse riding. The Fourth of July is celebrated with a lot of fireworks, games and music. Apart from that, many festivals are organized throughout the year, like the annual Spanish Trail Festival held at the end of April or beginning of May, and the Carver Hill May Day Festival, which involves festivities and a parade.

Crestview Transportation

Just a few miles northeast of the city, Bob Sikes Airport is available for public use.

Crestview Higher Education

Adult education is available from Okaloosa-Walton Community College.

People

Total Population 22,524
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 8.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,352
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,769
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,014
Median House Value $158,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crestview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NE of Pensacola, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 216 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Okaloosa
Metro Area Fort Walton Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32536, 32539
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.761
Longitude -86.57

Crestview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches
Station WHITING FIELD NAS
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 67.3 inches
Station BREWTON 3 ENE
Distance 38.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 60 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 68.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crestview, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baker (32531)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Laurel Hill 609 $50,521
Mary Esther 4,109 $70,085
Niceville 13,929 $73,823
Paxton 577 $55,625
Shalimar 676 $88,750
Valparaiso 5,069 $75,483

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crestview Public Libraries

Library
Crestview Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library
1445 Commerce Drive
Crestview, Florida
(850) 682-4432
Library Web Site

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Crestview Hospitals

NORTH OKALOOSA MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
151 REDSTONE AVE SE
(850) 689-8100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Crestview High Schools

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CRESTVIEW SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1250 N FERDON BOULEVARD
850-689-7177
Serves 1,892 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

GULF COAST YOUTH ACADEMY
4448 STRAIGHT LINE ROAD
850-689-7800
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

OKALOOSA YOUTH ACADEMY
4448 STRAIGHT LINE ROAD
850-689-7800
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

CRESTVIEW VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL CENTER
1250 N FERDON BOULEVARD
850-689-7177
A Vocational School
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

OKALOOSA REGIONAL DETENTION
4448 STRAIGHT LINE ROAD
850-689-7800
Serves 72 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

OKALOOSA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
4448 STRAIGHT LINE ROAD
850-689-7800
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

ADJUDICATED YOUTH FACILITY
4448 STRAIGHT LINE ROAD
850-689-7800
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29

GULF COAST RESIDENTIAL CARE
461 SCHOOL AVENUE
850-689-7433
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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