Niceville, FL
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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 14,714 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Niceville is the 172nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Niceville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Niceville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Niceville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Niceville who work in sales jobs (18.14%), office and administrative support (10.18%), and management occupations (9.90%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Niceville, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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.

One of the nice things about Niceville 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.

The education level of Niceville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.94% of adults in Niceville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Niceville in 2010 was $30,062, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,248 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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