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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,941
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens8.9%
Employed Population 16+9,736
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,771
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,617

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,425
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$974
Median House Value$161,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.5%
Irish11.8%
German9.9%
English5.3%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
West Indian1.2%
Jamaican1.1%
Arab1%
Scottish1%
Swedish0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Austrian0.5%
Polish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Russian0.2%
African0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Crestview Almanac

CategoryValue
County Okaloosa County
Standard Zip Codes32536, 32539, 32531
Phone Area Codes850
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.75
Approximate 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)

StationCRESTVIEW BOB SIKES AP
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.9 inches
StationWHITING FIELD NAS
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip67.3 inches
StationBREWTON 3 ENE
Distance38.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 60 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip68.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Laurel Hill626$51,250
Mary Esther4,177$75,476
Niceville14,325$73,088
Paxton638$49,167
Shalimar792$91,250
Valparaiso5,084$76,522

Crestview Hospitals

North Okaloosa Medical Center
(Proprietary)
151 Redstone Ave Se
(850) 689-8100

Crestview Public Schools

Antioch Elementary School
4700 Whitehurst Ln
ZIP: 32536
(850) 683-7540
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Bob Sikes Elementary School
425 Adams Dr
ZIP: 32536
(850) 689-7268
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Crestview High School
1250 N Ferdon Blvd
ZIP: 32536
(850) 689-7177
High
Total Enrollment 1897
Davidson Middle School
6261 Old Bethel Rd
ZIP: 32536
(850) 683-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 971
Emerald Coast Career Institute N
500 Alabama St
ZIP: 32536
(850) 689-5535
Other
Total Enrollment 51
Northwood Elementary School
501 4th Ave
ZIP: 32536
(850) 689-7252
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Okaloosa Online Non Franchised
461 School Ave
ZIP: 32536
(850) 689-7149
Other
Total Enrollment 211
Richbourg School
500 Alabama St
ZIP: 32536
(850) 689-7229
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Adjudicated Youth Facility
4448 Straight Line Rd
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7177
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Gulf Coast Youth Academy
4448 Straight Line Rd
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7800
Okaloosa Regional Detention
4448 Straight Line Rd
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7177
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Okaloosa Youth Academy
4448 Straight Line Rd
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7177
Other
Total Enrollment 63
Okaloosa Youth Development Center
4448 Straight Line Rd
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7177
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Riverside Elementary School
3400 E Redstone Ave
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7203
Primary
Total Enrollment 866
Shoal River Middle School
3200 E Redstone Ave
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7229
Middle
Total Enrollment 834
Southside Center
650 S Pearl St
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7203
Other
Total Enrollment 298
Walker Elementary School
2988 Stillwell Blvd
ZIP: 32539
(850) 689-7220
Primary
Total Enrollment 821

Crestview Private Schools

Lakewood Christian School
6250 Old Bethel Rd
ZIP: 32536
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
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