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Niceville, Florida

Niceville, Florida
Location in Okaloosa County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°30′58″N 86°28′18″W / 30.51611°N 86.47167°W / 30.51611; -86.47167Coordinates: 30°30′58″N 86°28′18″W / 30.51611°N 86.47167°W / 30.51611; -86.47167
Country United States
State Florida
County Okaloosa
• Total 11.3 sq mi (29.4 km2)
• Land 10.9 sq mi (28.3 km2)
• Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2000)
• Total 11,684
• Density 1,034/sq mi (397.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
• Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 32578, 32588
Area code(s)
FIPS code 12-48750[1]
GNIS feature ID 0294621[2]

Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located close to Eglin Air Force Base. It originally began with the name Valparaiso, then to separate itself from the neighboring town took the unofficial name of Boggy. Upon incorporation as an official city, the name was changed to attract more citizens and tourists. The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is still held annually.[3] The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census population for Niceville, Florida is 12,749.[4]

Niceville is part of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Sportscaster Pam Oliver lived in Niceville.

Date: 2015-02-16; view: 523

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