Mary Esther, Florida

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Mary Esther, Florida

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High Points

Mary Esther strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mary Esther Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Mary Esther Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 15% Mary Esther Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Mary Esther People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mary Esther Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mary Esther College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Mary Esther, Florida

Comparing Mary Esther to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 4
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 6
People Above Poverty 8 9
Median Family Income 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 4
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 2 5

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Mary Esther Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles E of Pensacola, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 206 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Okaloosa
Metro Area Fort Walton Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32569
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.409
Longitude -86.663

Mary Esther Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 69.2 inches
Distance 27.3 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
Distance 42 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
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Mary Esther Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,055 100%
Male 2,051 50.6%
Female 2,004 49.4%
Under 18 947 23.4%
18+ 3,108 76.6%
65+ 540 13.3%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.93
White 3,392 83.6%
African-American 262 6.5%
Asian 153 3.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 1%
Other 49 1.2%
Mixed Race 153 3.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 166 4.1%

Estimated Mary Esther Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,086
Growth 31
Growth % 0.8%

Mary Esther Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 15.7%
Irish 12.8%
German 11.7%
English 9.6%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
Italian 3.7%
Scottish 2.3%
Dutch 2.3%
Norwegian 1.9%
British 1.7%
Polish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Jamaican 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
African 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mary Esther 4,055 $47,917
Crestview 14,766 $38,824
Destin 11,119 $60,498
Fort Walton Beach 19,973 $45,791
Niceville 11,684 $51,627
Shalimar 718 $70,250
Valparaiso 6,408 $46,411
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