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The West Pensacola CDP(1) had a population of 21,340 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for West Pensacola is located at latitude 30.4266 and longitude -87.2797 in Escambia County. The formal boundaries for the West Pensacola Census Designated Place 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Pensacola: Brownsville.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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West Pensacola, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 21,340 (100%)
Population in Households 20,867 (97.8%)
Population in Families 15,753 (73.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 473 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 2,976
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $37,517
Average Household Income $48,765
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $19,035
Wealth Index5 30


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,936 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,489 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,784 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $82,075
Average Home Value $130,602
Housing Affordability Index3 220


Total Households 8,425
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 5,016
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.68% 0.16%
Households 0.67% 0.26%
Families   0.12%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.30%

West Pensacola, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Pensacola to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 200 79th
Population Density # 263 73rd
Median Household Income # 906 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 891 93rd
Per Capita Income # 881 8th
Diversity Index # 299 69th

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