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TeCMEN Committee to Host Industry Day - 08/16/2017

Special to the Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH — In an effort to spotlight the diverse capabilities that exist among the area’s technical businesses, the Economic Develop...

Building For The Future - 07/10/2017

Building For The Future Looking beyond beaches and the military to boost economic development BY LINDA KLEINDIENST ~ Article written by 850 Magazine   Okaloosa and Walton countie...

Laurel-Hill-Demographics-ProfileThe origins of the town of Laurel Hill are directly tied to the railroad. In 1883 the railroad from Pensacola to the Apalachicola River was completed, giving easy access to the interior of West Florida for the first time. In 1905 Laurel Hill was incorporated by the Florida legislature. 

Today, Laurel Hill is undergoing a renaissance. In addition to their existing industrial park, commercial buildings are being renovated and put back into use. New houses are going up in town and surrounding countryside. The next hundred years should be as exciting as the last hundred.

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Population (2016) 579
Labor Force 250
Median Age 42.59
Labor Force
College Degree 23.88%
High School Degree or Some College 58.09%
White Collar Workers 60%
Blue Collar Workers 40%
Household Expenditures (Average) $44,249
Household Income (Median) $46,809
Commute Travel Time (minutes) 37
Airports in Community 50 miles 13
Distance to Interstate (miles) 15
Distance to Rail (miles) 11
Source: www.okaloosasites.com; March 2017


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