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Overview

Introduction to Pensacola, Florida

The city of Pensacola, county seat of Escambia County, is located on the westernmost part of the Florida panhandle, about 10 miles from the Alabama border and 60 miles east of the city of Mobile. The city is a seaport on the Pensacola Bay, which outlets to the Gulf of Mexico. Major highways servicing the city include Interstates I-110 and I-10, U.S. Routes 90 and 98 and Florida State Highway 297. Incorporated in 1822, Pensacola shares the distinction (along with St. Augustine) of being Florida's two oldest chartered cities.

Pensacola History

As the very first European settlement in America, Pensacola was colonized by Spanish explorer Don Tristan de Luna in 1559. Its name was derived from the Panzacola Indians who were there when the Spanish explorers landed. Nicknamed "The City of Five Flags," Pensacola has a diverse history, having flown at various times under the flags of Spain, France, England, the Confederate States of America and the United States. Located southwest of the city is a large U.S. Navy air base, the first in the country, which evolved from what was formerly a Navy shipyard first established in 1825. The air base is now home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Museum of Naval Aviation, a fact which earned Pensacola its alternate nickname: the "Cradle of Naval Aviation."

Pensacola Attractions

Two nicknames are not enough for Pensacola, which also proclaims itself as home to the "World's Whitest Beaches." Fifty-two miles of Gulf waters and their associated pristine shores make it easy to see why. Swimming, fishing, snorkeling, parasailing and jet skiing await not only beach lovers but also those who take advantage of the various rivers, bayous and sounds the area has to offer. The city is also home to a multitude of historical and cultural sites. Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of over 20 historical buildings and museums in the Pensacola National Register Historic District. The Pensacola Historical Museum offers overviews of the nations whose flags flew over Pensacola and three changing exhibits a year, including a special seasonal exhibit during December and two exhibits showcasing various aspects of Pensacola's diverse history. The world-class National Museum of Naval Aviation, one of the largest and most beautiful air and space museums in the world, houses over 140 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. The Museum also features memorabilia including personal mementos from historic battles, flight logs, vintage equipment and flight clothing.

Festivals and special events color the city year-round. The Fiesta of Five Flags, held in June, celebrates the city's Spanish heritage. May's Crawfish Creole Festival commemorates the area's Cajun influence with a large crawfish boil in addition to other traditional Cajun and Creole fare. The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival is a three-day juried art show which draws more than 200 of the nation’s best artists of all types. The Pensacola King Mackerel and Cobia Tournament, held in June, is one of the Gulf Coast's largest fishing tournaments. Every September, the city hosts the Pensacola Seafood Festival, where delicious fruits of the sea and a variety of continuous local entertainment can be enjoyed over a three-day period.

Sports fans have a variety of choices in Pensacola. Racing excitement abounds at Pensacola Greyhound Track and racing of a different type takes place at Five Flags Speedway. Pensacola is also home to two minor league professional sports teams. The Pensacola Ice Pilots are a hockey team playing in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). The Pensacola Pelicans are an independent minor league baseball team which belongs to the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball (AA). Dedicated baseball fans can also take the one-hour drive to Mobile, Alabama, home of the Mobile BayBears, a Class Double-A minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,250
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+23,923
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married36.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,377
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,200

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,253
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone39.7%
Median Gross Rent$862
Median House Value$145,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
German14.7%
English11%
Irish10%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque3.9%
Scottish2.2%
Polish2%
Norwegian1.4%
Swedish0.9%
Russian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Canadian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
African0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Czech0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Pensacola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Escambia County
Standard Zip Codes32501, 32502, 32503, 32504, 32505, 32506, 32507, 32508, 32514, 32534, 32526
P.O. Box Zip Codes32513, 32516, 32522, 32523, 32524, 32591
Company Zip Codes32509, 32511, 32512, 32520, 32521, 32559
Phone Area Codes850
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.43
Approximate Longitude-87.22

Pensacola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPENSACOLA RGNL AP
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip64.2 inches
StationWHITING FIELD NAS
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip67.3 inches
StationFAIRHOPE 2 NE
Distance40.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip67.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gulf Breeze6,205$111,910
Milton9,462$56,581

Pensacola Public Libraries

West Florida Public Library
239 NORTH SPRING STREET
Pensacola, Florida
(850) 436-5042

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Pensacola Hospitals

Naval Hospital Pensacola
(Government - Federal)
6000 West Highway 98
(850) 505-6601
Consulate Health Care Of Pensacola
235 W Airport Blvd
(850) 857-5200
West Florida Rehabilitation Institute
8391 N Davis Hwy
(850) 494-6100
Lakeview Center - Psychiatric Hospital
Hernandez St
(850) 432-1222
Sacred Heart Hospital
(Non-profit)
5151 N 9th Ave
(850) 416-7000
Select Specialty Hospital Pensacola
(Proprietary)
7000 Cobble Creek Dr
(850) 473-4800
Baptist Hospital
(Non-profit)
1000 W Moreno St
(850) 434-4011
West Florida Hospital
(Proprietary)
8383 N Davis Hwy
(850) 494-4000
Lakeview Center - Bellepointe
1800 Fairchild St
(850) 484-5070

Pensacola Public Schools

A.a. Dixon Charter School Of Excellence
1201 N H St
ZIP: 32501
(850) 435-0511
Escambia Juvenile Detention
1800 Saint Mary Ave
ZIP: 32501
(850) 595-6085
Other
Total Enrollment 55
Escambia Sch. Dist. Jail Prog.
1700 W Leonard St
ZIP: 32501
(850) 469-5518
Other
Total Enrollment 18
Lakeview Dropout Prevention
1221 W Lakeview Ave
ZIP: 32501
(850) 595-6085
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Lakeview Special Education
1200 W Avery St Bldg B
ZIP: 32501
(850) 432-1207
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Mcmillian Learning Center
1403 W Saint Joseph Ave
ZIP: 32501
(850) 595-6910
Primary
Total Enrollment 124
Pensacola High School
500 W Maxwell St
ZIP: 32501
(850) 595-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1442
A. K. Suter Elementary School
501 Pickens Ave
ZIP: 32503
(850) 595-6810
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Brown Barge Middle School
201 Hancock Ln
ZIP: 32503
(850) 494-5640
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Cordova Park Elementary School
2250 Semur Rd
ZIP: 32503
(850) 595-6830
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
County Administrative Annex
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 469-5518
High
Total Enrollment 113
Escambia Virtual Academy Franchise
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 469-5448
Other
Total Enrollment 196
Escambia Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 469-5448
High
Escambia Virtual Instruction Program
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 469-5329
Primary
Total Enrollment 64
Escambia Virtual Instructional Program (district Provided)
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 469-5448
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Hospital & Homebound
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 469-5518
Other
Total Enrollment 29
Jackie Harris Preparatory Academy
1408 E Blount St
ZIP: 32503
(850) 432-2273
Primary
Total Enrollment 182
N. B. Cook Elementary School
1310 N 12th Ave
ZIP: 32503
(850) 595-6826
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
O. J. Semmes Elementary School
1250 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 595-6975
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Pace Program
30 E Texar Dr
ZIP: 32503
(850) 595-6085
Other
Total Enrollment 51
Woodham Middle School
150 E Burgess Rd
ZIP: 32503
(850) 494-7140
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
J. H. Workman Middle School
6299 Lanier Dr
ZIP: 32504
(850) 494-5665
Middle
Total Enrollment 946
Reinhardt Holm Elementary School
6101 Lanier Dr
ZIP: 32504
(850) 494-5610
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Scenic Heights Elementary School
3801 Cherry Laurel Dr
ZIP: 32504
(850) 494-5635
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Washington Senior High School
6000 College Pkwy
ZIP: 32504
(850) 475-5257
High
Total Enrollment 1741
Brentwood Elementary School
4820 N Palafox St
ZIP: 32505
(850) 595-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
C. A. Weis Elementary School
2701 N Q St
ZIP: 32505
(850) 595-6888
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Global Learning Academy
100 N P St
ZIP: 32505
(850) 469-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Montclair Elementary School
820 Massachusetts Ave
ZIP: 32505
(850) 595-6969
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Oakcrest Elementary School
1820 Hollywood Ave
ZIP: 32505
(850) 595-6980
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Blue Angels Elementary School
1551 Dog Track Rd
ZIP: 32506
(850) 457-6356
Primary
Total Enrollment 927
Capstone Academy
4901 W Fairfield Dr
ZIP: 32506
(850) 432-1596
Primary
Total Enrollment 22
Escambia High School
1310 N 65th Ave
ZIP: 32506
(850) 453-3221
High
Total Enrollment 1759
Hellen Caro Elementary School
12551 Meadson Rd
ZIP: 32506
(850) 492-0531
Primary
Total Enrollment 949
Jim C. Bailey Middle School
4110 Bauer Rd
ZIP: 32506
(850) 492-6136
Middle
Total Enrollment 1393
Myrtle Grove Elementary School
6115 Lillian Hwy
ZIP: 32506
(850) 453-7410
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Sherwood Elementary School
501 Cherokee Trl
ZIP: 32506
(850) 453-7420
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
West Pensacola Elementary School
801 N 49th Ave
ZIP: 32506
(850) 453-7470
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Camelot Academy Of Escambia County
401 Brigadier St
ZIP: 32507
(850) 595-6080
Other
Total Enrollment 186
Judy Andrews Second Chance Center
129 N Merritt St
ZIP: 32507
(850) 453-7462
High
Total Enrollment 56
Navy Point Elementary School
1321 Patton Dr
ZIP: 32507
(850) 453-7415
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
3000 Owen Bell Ln
ZIP: 32507
(850) 492-0233
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
Warrington Elementary School
220 N Navy Blvd
ZIP: 32507
(850) 453-7425
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Warrington Middle School
450 S Old Corry Field Rd
ZIP: 32507
(850) 453-7440
Middle
Total Enrollment 681
Escambia Boys' Base
Thompson Ave Nttc Corry Bldg
ZIP: 32511
(850) 453-7521
Other
Total Enrollment 18
Ensley Elementary School
501 E Johnson Ave
ZIP: 32514
(850) 494-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Ferry Pass Elementary School
8310 N Davis Hwy
ZIP: 32514
(850) 494-5605
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Ferry Pass Middle School
8355 Yancey Ave
ZIP: 32514
(850) 494-5650
Middle
Total Enrollment 998
Amikids
3685 Muldoon Rd
ZIP: 32526
(850) 453-1910
Bellview Elementary School
4425 Bellview Ave
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6060
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Bellview Middle School
6201 Mobile Hwy
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6080
Middle
Total Enrollment 1039
Beulah Academy Of Science
8633 Beulah Rd
ZIP: 32526
(850) 944-2822
Middle
Total Enrollment 287
Beulah Elementary School
6201 Helms Rd
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6180
Primary
Total Enrollment 976
George Stone Area Voc-tech Center
2400 Longleaf Dr
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6200
Other
Longleaf Elementary School
2600 Longleaf Dr
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6110
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Pine Forest High School
2500 Longleaf Dr
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6150
High
Total Enrollment 1711
West Florida High School/technical
2400 Longleaf Dr
ZIP: 32526
(850) 941-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1292
Escambia Westgate Center
10050 Ashton Brosnaham Rd
ZIP: 32534
(850) 494-5700
Other
Total Enrollment 232
Five Flags Academy
8180 Pensacola Blvd
ZIP: 32534
(850) 308-5312
Primary
Total Enrollment 93
L. D. Mcarthur Elementary School
330 E Ten Mile Rd
ZIP: 32534
(850) 494-5625
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Lincoln Park Elementary School
7600 Kershaw St
ZIP: 32534
(850) 494-5620
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
Newpoint Academy
8190 Pensacola Blvd
ZIP: 32534
(850) 308-5312
Middle
Total Enrollment 182
Newpoint Pensacola
8190 Pensacola Blvd
ZIP: 32534
(850) 215-0770
High
Total Enrollment 114
Pine Meadow Elementary School
10001 Omar Ave
ZIP: 32534
(850) 494-5630
Primary
Total Enrollment 909
R. C. Lipscomb Elementary School
10200 Ashton Brosnaham Rd
ZIP: 32534
(850) 494-5703
Primary
Total Enrollment 922

Pensacola Private Schools

Bb C Christian Academy
1520 West Avery Street
ZIP: 32501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
East Hill Christian School
1301 E Gonzalez St
ZIP: 32501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 160
Easthill Academy
635 W Garden St
ZIP: 32502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Episcopal Day School Of Christ Church Parish
223 N Palafox St
ZIP: 32502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 338
Seville Bayside Montessori School
400 S Alcaniz St
ZIP: 32502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Abeka Academy
240 Waveland St Ste A
ZIP: 32503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Creative Learning Academy
3151 Hyde Park Rd
ZIP: 32503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Pensacola Private School Of Liberal Arts
1550 N 13th Ave
ZIP: 32503
Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Sacred Heart Cathedral School
1603 N 12th Ave
ZIP: 32503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
St Paul Catholic School
3121 Hyde Park Rd
ZIP: 32503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
Aletheia Christian Academy
1700 Woodchuck Ave
ZIP: 32504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 236
Montessori School Of Pensacola
4100 Montessori Dr
ZIP: 32504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
Escambia Christian School
3311 W Moreno St
ZIP: 32505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
Jubilee Christian Academy
5910 N W St
ZIP: 32505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
Marcus Pointe Christian School
6205 N W St
ZIP: 32505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
Pensacola Catholic High School
3043 W Scott St
ZIP: 32505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 570
Carden Christian Academy
3290 Bauer Rd
ZIP: 32506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Little Flower Catholic School
6495 Lillian Hwy
ZIP: 32506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
Sl Jones Christian Academy
1020 N New Warrington Rd
ZIP: 32506
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 177
Redeemer Lutheran School
333 Commerce St
ZIP: 32507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
St John The Evangelist School
325 S Navy Blvd
ZIP: 32507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Blessed Star Montessori Christian School
9151 N Davis Hwy
ZIP: 32514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Pensacola Jr Academy
8751 University Pkwy
ZIP: 32514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Trinitas Christian School
3301 E Johnson Ave
ZIP: 32514
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
Pensocola Mennonite Christian School
8261 Eight Mile Creek Rd
ZIP: 32526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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