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Niceville

Trip Planner USA  /  Florida  /  Florida Panhandle  /  Niceville
(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: trails, nature, golf
Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located close to Eglin Air Force Base on Boggy Bayou that opens into Choctawhatchee Bay.The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census population for Niceville, Florida is 12,749.Niceville is part of the Fort Walton Beach - Crestview - Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryWhen mail service began on July 21, 1868, the city was known as Boggy, and on November 5, 1910, the name was officially changed to Niceville. The name Niceville was selected by the postmaster's daughter. In 1915, Niceville became part of newly formed Okaloosa County after previously being in Walton County.GeographyNiceville is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5,032 km² (11.3 mi²). 10.9sqmi of it is land and 0.4sqmi of it is water.DemographicsAs of census of 2000, there were 11,684 people, 4,637 households, and 3,385 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,069.8 inhabitants per square mile (413.1/km²). There were 4,907 housing units at an average density of 449.3 per square mile (173.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.25% White, 4.58% African American, 0.74% Native American, 3.20% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.71% of the population.
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