Northwest Escambia, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 4,603.
Males: 2,302  (50.0%)
Females: 2,301  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 32568

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,945 (it was $43,795 in 2000)
Northwest Escambia:

$55,945
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,797 (it was $18,700 in 2000)

Northwest Escambia CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $125,985 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Northwest Escambia:

$125,985
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $187,211; Detached houses: $225,102; Townhouses or other attached units: $134,580; Mobile homes: $64,564
Northwest Escambia races chart
  • White alone - 3,867 (86.2%)
  • Black alone - 372 (8.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 135 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 50 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northwest Escambia: 137.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 185.8 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Northwest Escambia, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Northwest Escambia:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northwest Escambia CCD:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Northwest Escambia CCD:  0.9% ($750)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
Northwest Escambia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pensacola, FL (34.1 miles , pop. 56,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (126.8 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (476.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Atmore, AL (3.4 miles ), Molino, FL (3.8 miles ), Bay Minette, AL (4.0 miles ), Century, FL (4.1 miles ), Brownsdale, FL (4.1 miles ), Chumuckla, FL (4.1 miles ), Flomaton, AL (4.3 miles ), Loxley, AL (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 30.86 N, Longitude: 87.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 251

Northwest Escambia household income distribution Northwest Escambia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Northwest Escambia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Northwest Escambia, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Northwest Escambia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.2 miles away from the Northwest Escambia place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the place center killed 17 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Northwest Escambia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 323.1 miles away from Northwest Escambia center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 176.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from Northwest Escambia center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Escambia County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Northwest Escambia:

  • ATMORE COMMUNITY HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ATMORE, AL)
  • ATMORE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ATMORE, AL)
  • ATMORE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; ATMORE, AL)
  • ATMORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ATMORE, AL)
  • NEPHROLOGY CENTER OF CENTURY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CENTURY, FL)
  • CENTURY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CENTURY, FL)

Amtrak station near Northwest Escambia:

  • 12 miles: ATMORE (107 E. LOUISVILLE ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, car rental agency.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northwest Escambia:

  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 17 miles; Bay Minette, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,703)
  • The University of West Florida (about 28 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 32 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 35 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 38 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • University of South Alabama (about 42 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 66 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)

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Notable locations in Northwest Escambia: Buckeye Railroad Station (A), Escambia County Fire and Rescue Station 18 (B), Molino Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Northwest Escambia include: Aldersgate Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Pugh Chapel (C), New Hope Church (D), Union Church (E), Little Flock Church (F), Dry Springs Church (G), Crabtree Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Still Branch (A), Rocky Creek (B), Bowman Creek (C), Freeman Springs Branch (D), Narrow Gap Branch (E), Pond Branch (F), Dry Creek (G), Boggy Creek (H), Buckeye Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Northwest Escambia: LaFlorestra Perdido Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Escambia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.0%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.7%
24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Northwest Escambia compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Northwest Escambia CCD (based on Escambia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.45%
Here: 47.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents42.8%17.9%10.5%6.8%3.5%
Congregations25.7%7.2%11.2%8.0%2.8%
Name USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.0%1.9%9.7%
Congregations3.2%6.8%2.8%1.6%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
Escambia County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Escambia County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 119
Escambia County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
Here:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Escambia County:

28.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

14.0%

9.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200535,793 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.48%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries($1,491 average AGI)
Escambia County:

0.44%
Florida average:

0.22%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Rosa County, FL  1.28% ($38,204 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.25% ($28,489)
from Baldwin County, AL  0.22% ($47,435)


10.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,573 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.23%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,163 average AGI)
Escambia County:

0.41%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Rosa County, FL  1.16% ($41,066 average AGI)
to San Diego County, CA  0.44% ($31,229)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.34% ($45,973)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northwest Escambia:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WBCA (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCOA (1370 AM; 5 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMOB (1360 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: BUDDY TUCKER ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB (1480 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northwest Escambia:

  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEZ (94.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJLQ (100.7 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBLX-FM (92.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYOK (104.1 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPCS (89.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WPFL (105.1 FM; CENTURY, FL; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYDH (105.9 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHIL-FM (91.3 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: SPRING HILL COLLEGE)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVH (106.5 FM; DAPHNE, AL; Owner: BALDWIN BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • WNSP (105.5 FM; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: COM+, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Northwest Escambia:

  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBR (Channel 33; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PENSACOLA/MOBILE, INC.)
  • WBPG (Channel 55; GULF SHORES, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WMOE-LP (Channel 12; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGHA-LP (Channel 66; GULF SHORES , ETC., AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEIQ (Channel 42; MOBILE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
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