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Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located in close proximity to Eglin Air Force Base. It was previously named Boggy Bayou, but the name was changed to attract more tourists. The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is still held annually. The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. census bureau is 12,515. Mayor Randall Wise has held the post since 1971. 12,582.
Evidence shows that perhaps up to 10,000 years ago Native Americans were living in the area now occupied by the City of Niceville. A number of projectile points have been found and burial mounds dot the area offering mute proof of times long past. Conflict arose between these native populations and the European explorers who began arriving in the area around 1500-1700. This was a time of proud Native Americans, conquering Spanish conquistadors, and thieving pirates. By the early 1800s the new American government had settled in, and established its own systems of politics, religion, and trade, much the same way the Native Americans had done centuries earlier.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5,032 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 23.0 percent under the age of 18, 9.4 percent from 18 to 24, 27.4 percent from 25 to 44, 27.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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