Destin, FL
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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 13,523 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Destin is the 177th largest community in Florida.

Destin home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Destin real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Destin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.17% 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 (17.52%), sales jobs (14.97%), and office and administrative support (12.29%).

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 an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

One of the nice things about Destin is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Being a small city, Destin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Destin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.82% of adults in Destin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Destin in 2010 was $38,450, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,800 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. Important ancestries of people in Destin include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Destin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.