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Pensacola, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Pensacola had a population of 55,611 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Pensacola, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 55,611
Population in Households 54,859
Population in Familes 39,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 752
Population Density2 2,463
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $46,483
Average Household Income $69,179
Per Capita Income $31,654


Total Housing Units 28,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,612 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,331 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,437 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $191,176
Average Home Value $261,438


Total Households 24,943
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 13,509
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.83% 0.99%
Households 0.67% 1.0%
Families 0.41% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

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, 2018 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 # 69 93rd
Population Density # 321 65th
Diversity Index # 371 60th
Median Household Income # 529 43rd
Per Capita Income # 321 65th

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