The small city of Destin, Florida is home to slightly less than 13,000 residents. Young professionals will feel right at home, as they account for an above-average 18% of the community. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 63% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could play a role, as the average rent of $1,437 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,153.
Destin has an average commute time of about 22 minutes, faster than the state average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (49%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Destin has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 20% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Destin: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Destin workers earn an average annual income of about $86K, more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Destin's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.