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Pensacola, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Pensacola had a population of 54,346 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pensacola is located at latitude 30.4433 and longitude -87.1895 in Escambia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pensacola (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.58 sq. miles and a water area of 18.16 sq. miles. Escambia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Pensacola (GNIS ID: 2404503) 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 Pensacola is located within Pensacola CCD of Escambia County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pensacola: Pansacolas, Panzacola, Pencocolos, Pensacolas, Pensicola.

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


Total Population 54,346
Population in Households 53,545
Population in Familes 38,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 801
Population Density1 2,407
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 24,358
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 13,220
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,602 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,756 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,498 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $166,023
Average Home Value $235,951


Median Household Income $41,905
Average Household Income $62,658
Per Capita Income $28,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.9%
Households 0.51% 0.78%
Families 0.2% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Pensacola, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pensacola 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 # 67 93rd
Population Density1 # 315 66th
Diversity Index2 # 372 60th
Median Household Income # 552 40th
Per Capita Income # 333 64th

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