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Panama City, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Panama City had a population of 37,193 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Panama City is located at latitude 30.1671 and longitude -85.6725 in Bay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Panama City (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.32 sq. miles and a water area of 6.16 sq. miles. Bay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Panama City (GNIS ID: 2404468) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Panama City is located within Panama City CCD of Bay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Panama City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Panama City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,193
Population in Households 35,691
Population in Familes 26,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,502
Population Density1 1,268
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 15,035
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 8,653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,040 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,294 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,741 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,005 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $149,214
Average Home Value $200,518


Median Household Income $38,133
Average Household Income $53,452
Per Capita Income $24,082
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.86%
Households 0.25% 0.85%
Families 0.06% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Panama City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Panama City to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 97 90th
Population Density1 # 518 44th
Diversity Index2 # 389 58th
Median Household Income # 662 28th
Per Capita Income # 499 46th

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