Introduction to Lynn Haven, Florida

Lynn Haven, Florida, in Bay county, is 69 miles S of Dothan, Alabama (center to center) and 238 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Panama City metropolitan area. Lynn Haven contains a population of approximately 12,451.

Lynn Haven History

Lynn Park was initially developed as a retirement community by W.H. Lynn who was a senator from New York. He planned Lynn Haven with encouragement from Minor C. Keith, who bought vast acreage in the area where Lynn Haven is presently located. Lynn Haven was incorporated in July 1914. It was declared a city by a Florida Legislature amendment in 1927.

Lynn Haven and nearby Attractions

  • Cain-Griffin Park
  • Leslie Porter Park
  • Nature Walk Course

Things To Do In Lynn Haven

Lynn Haven has seven parks that have playgrounds and also offer facilities for sports. One can take part in various sporting activities that are organized in these parks. A golf course also exists along with a nature trail. The Fourth of July celebrations of this area are very famous because it is one of the largest celebrations in Bay County, with several events taking place throughout the day.

Lynn Haven Transportation

Nearby Panama City-Bay County International Airport provides access to air transportation.

Lynn Haven Higher Education

Higher education opportunities can be pursued at Gulf Coast Community College.


Total Population 19,049
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,501
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,362
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,798


Median Family Income $72,735
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $988
Median House Value $173,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 10%

Lynn Haven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles S of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 238 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Bay
Metro Area Panama City
Standard Zip Codes 32444
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.245
Longitude -85.648

Lynn Haven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 64.7 inches
Station CHIPLEY 3 E
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Distance 42 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ebro 266 $43,214
Panama City 36,405 $46,891

Lynn Haven Public Libraries

Lynn Haven Public Library
Lynn Haven, Florida
(850) 265-2781

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