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Cinco Bayou, Florida
Cinco Bayou Town Hall, September 2014.
Cinco Bayou Town Hall, September 2014.
Location in Okaloosa County and the state of Florida
Location in Okaloosa County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Okaloosa
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total 457
 • Density 2,626.44/sq mi (1,013.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 12-12325
GNIS feature ID 0283090

Cinco Bayou is a town in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. The population was 383 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Fort Walton BeachCrestviewDestin Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Cinco Bayou is located at 30°25′18″N 86°36′33″W / 30.42167°N 86.60917°W / 30.42167; -86.60917 (30.421748, -86.609120).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land. The town is completely surrounded by the city of Fort Walton Beach.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 643
1970 362 −43.7%
1980 202 −44.2%
1990 322 59.4%
2000 377 17.1%
2010 383 1.6%
2020 457 19.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 377 people, 212 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,116.0 people per square mile (808.7/km2). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 1,392.0 per square mile (532.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.17% White, 12.73% African American, 0.80% Native American, 3.98% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.71% of the population.

There were 212 households, out of which 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 61.3% were non-families. 46.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.43.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 12.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 43.0% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,036, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,425. About 9.9% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.


Cinco Bayou was incorporated on July 3, 1950, at a meeting held at the Cinco Bayou garage, attended by about 60 people. Gordon Gibson was elected the first mayor. At this time there were about 250 residents in the area between the Fort Walton city limits and the Cinco Bayou, an east-west oriented finger of water on the west end of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

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