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Pensacola, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Pensacola had a population of 55,015 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Pensacola, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,015
Daytime Population: Workers 49,919
Daytime Population: Residents 28,204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 78,123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 54,275
Population in Familes 38,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 740
Population Density2 2,437
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $44,921
Average Household Income $66,646
Per Capita Income $30,788


Total Housing Units 28,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,885 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,017 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,359 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $175,633
Average Home Value $238,933


Total Households 24,902
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 13,520
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.8%
Households 0.75% 0.78%
Families 0.48% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2017 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 # 322 65th
Diversity Index # 376 59th
Median Household Income # 514 44th
Per Capita Income # 314 66th

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