Place:Okaloosa, Florida, United States

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Okaloosa County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama state line. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population was 170,498. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 population estimate for the county is 182,172. The 2009 estimate for the county is 196,237 people. The 2010 census population declined to 183,482. Its county seat is Crestview.

Okaloosa County is coextensive with the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) designated by the Office of Management and Budget. Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Destin are designated as the principal cities of the MSA. The Fort Walton Beach, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined in 1981. In 2003 Crestview and Destin were named principal cities, and the MSA name was changed to its present form.

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History

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Okaloosa County was created by an act passed June 3, 1915. Okaloosa is a Choctaw word meaning "black water". "Oka" means water, and "lusa" is black in the Choctaw language.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1915 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1950 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 9,360
1930 9,897
1940 12,900
1950 27,533
1960 61,175
1970 88,187
1980 109,920
1990 143,776

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External links

www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/


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