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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 19,355
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,462
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,694
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $939
Median House Value $179,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station PANAMA CITY 5 NE
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
Station DE FUNIAK SPRINGS
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 259 $43,125
Panama City 36,917 $47,322

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lynn Haven Public Libraries

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

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Lynn Haven High Schools

A. CRAWFORD MOSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
501 MOSLEY DRIVE
850-872-4400
Serves 2,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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