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Welcome to Valparaiso ...

The city of Valparaiso is located in Okaloosa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Valparaiso has a population of 5,072 people<1> (see below for details).

Valparaiso is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Valparaiso lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Valparaiso is located in the (850) area code.

The ZIP code for Valparaiso: 32580<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Valparaiso had a population of 5,036 people. This makes Valparaiso the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Valparaiso represents 0.03% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 213rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,036 people, the population of Valparaiso decreased 21.41% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 6,408 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Valparaiso had an population of 5,072 people. This is an increase of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.85% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Valparaiso.

Communities near Valparaiso ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Valparaiso and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Cinco Bayou   [Map]   425   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crestview   [Map]   23,567   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Destin   [Map]   13,654   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eglin Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fort Walton Beach   [Map]   21,971   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Lorraine   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Valparaiso.

Communities Also Named Valparaiso ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Valparaiso - they are located in Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and Saskatchewan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Valparaiso.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Valparaiso. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Valparaiso. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Valparaiso.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Valparaiso:

Websites for Valparaiso ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Valparaiso ...

Looking for more information about Valparaiso? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Valparaiso, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Valparaiso.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Valparaiso. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Valparaiso.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Valparaiso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Valparaiso). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Valparaiso or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Valparaiso. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Valparaiso) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Valparaiso. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Valparaiso

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valparaiso. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5102, Longitude: -86.4938     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valparaiso.