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West Pensacola, Florida - Basic Facts

The West Pensacola Census Designated Place had a population of 22,216 as of July 1, 2016. West Pensacola ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Pensacola is located at latitude 30.4267 and longitude -87.2681 in Escambia County. The formal boundaries for the West Pensacola Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Escambia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The West Pensacola Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403008) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The West Pensacola Census Designated Place is located within Pensacola CCD of Escambia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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 West Pensacola: Brownsville.

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


Total Population 22,216
Population in Households 21,972
Population in Familes 16,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 3,097
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 8,770
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,271
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,132 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,638 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,812 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $80,234
Average Home Value $104,647


Median Household Income $27,657
Average Household Income $38,169
Per Capita Income $15,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.89%
Households 0.41% 0.75%
Families 0.35% 0.65%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

West Pensacola, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 176 81st
Population Density1 # 245 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 201 78th
Median Household Income # 888 3rd
Per Capita Income # 831 10th

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