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Destin is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 13,765 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Destin is the 177th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Destin are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Destin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Destin is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Destin who work in management occupations (18.40%), sales jobs (14.74%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).
Also of interest is that Destin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that Destin is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Destin’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Destin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small city, Destin doesn’t have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Destin is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.66% of adults in Destin have at least a bachelor’s degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The per capita income in Destin in 2010 was $40,465, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,860 for a family of four. However, Destin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Destin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Destin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Destin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Destin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Destin include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Destin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.
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