Valparaiso, Florida

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Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States.wikipedia
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James E. Plew

Chicago businessman James E. Plew, who relocated to the Panhandle of Northwest Florida in 1922, became "one of Northwest Florida's pioneer developers," and settled on Valparaiso "as the most likely spot for development. He founded the Bank of Valparaiso, constructed the Valparaiso Inn [in 1924], organized the Chicago Country Club which constructed the Valparaiso Country Club golf course and was instrumental in many other development activities in the community."
James E. Plew (July 3, 1862 – April 16, 1938) was a successful Chicago businessman whose early interest in the development of aviation eventually led him to acquire the initial leasehold in 1934 on the Valparaiso, Florida property that would evolve into Eglin Air Force Base.

Eglin Air Force Base

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This was the founding of Eglin Air Force Base.
Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base in western Florida, located about 3 mi southwest of Valparaiso in Okaloosa County.

Valparaiso Inn

Chicago businessman James E. Plew, who relocated to the Panhandle of Northwest Florida in 1922, became "one of Northwest Florida's pioneer developers," and settled on Valparaiso "as the most likely spot for development. He founded the Bank of Valparaiso, constructed the Valparaiso Inn [in 1924], organized the Chicago Country Club which constructed the Valparaiso Country Club golf course and was instrumental in many other development activities in the community."
The Valparaiso Inn was built in 1924 on the shores of Boggy Bayou in Valparaiso, Florida, by developer James E. Plew.

Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport

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The field was assigned the ICAO airport code VPS for Valparaiso, which Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport retains to this day.
Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport is an airport located within Eglin Air Force Base, on the municipal boundary of Valparaiso, and near Destin and Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County, Florida.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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It is part of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Nearby Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (airport code VPS) serves Fort Walton Beach, as well as Valparaiso, Florida.

Okaloosa County, Florida

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Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States.

Crestview–Fort Walton Beach–Destin, Florida, metropolitan area

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

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is located in Valparaiso.
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is a history museum in Valparaiso, Florida, Okaloosa County, Florida.

Florida

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Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States.

Crestview, Florida

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

Destin, Florida

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

Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso was named after Valparaiso, Indiana and is a twin city also with its neighboring city, Niceville.

Niceville, Florida

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Valparaiso was named after Valparaiso, Indiana and is a twin city also with its neighboring city, Niceville.

Aerodrome

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He leased from the City of Valparaiso the Valparaiso Airport, an arrowhead-shaped parcel of 137 acre cleared in 1933 as an airdrome.

ICAO airport code

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The field was assigned the ICAO airport code VPS for Valparaiso, which Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport retains to this day.

United States Census Bureau

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2018 estimates, the city had a population of 5,195.

Thunderstorm

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Summers are usually somewhat wetter than winters, with much of the rainfall coming from convectional thunderstorm activity.

Köppen climate classification

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The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).

Humid subtropical climate

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The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).

Census

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As of the census of 2000, there were 6,408 people, 1,928 households, and 1,284 families residing in the city.

Population density

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The population density was 536.8 inhabitants per square mile (207.2/km²).

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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The racial makeup of the city was 80.77% White, 9.91% African American, 0.64% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races.

Marriage

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There were 1,928 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families.

Per capita income

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The per capita income for the city was $19,934.