Niceville, FL

Niceville profile

Living in Niceville

Niceville 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 15,972 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Niceville is the 172nd largest community in Florida.

Niceville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Niceville is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Niceville who work in management occupations (12.87%), healthcare (9.24%), and food service (9.10%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Niceville. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Also of interest is that Niceville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Niceville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Niceville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Niceville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Niceville 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The population of Niceville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.45% of adults in Niceville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Niceville in 2018 was $38,846, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,384 for a family of four. However, Niceville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Niceville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Niceville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Niceville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Niceville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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