Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County is located in northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, and Escambia and Okaloosa Counties. 

Santa Rosa County was established in 1842 from a portion of Escambia County and named for Santa Rosa Island, which was named for the Catholic Saint, St. Rosa de Viterbo. 

Santa Rosa County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
117,743
Population - 2010
151,372
Population - 2015 Est
162,925
Land Area (sq mi)
1,012
Water Area (sq mi)
162
Total Area (sq mi)
1,174
Average Rainfall
59
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
54

Official Listings

Santa Rosa County School District is located in the beautiful panhandle of Florida. The school district has authority over 28 traditional schools and a number of specialized centers.

More Resources

GCCHEA, a Christian homeschool group, is one of the largest homeschool groups in the area. A large close-knit community of homeschoolers in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties offers an extensive forum and activities planned by the members.