Escambia County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 302,715 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 294,410 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,561
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 25,857
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 74,690
Renter-occupied apartments: 40,820 (it was 36,359 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%

Land area: 662 sq. mi.

Water area: 213.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 452 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Escambia County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 48%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Escambia County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (22.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 147,119  (49.1%)
Females: 150,500  (50.9%)
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Escambia County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Escambia County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,877 ($35,234 in 1999)

This county:

$42877
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $705 (lower quartile is $558, upper quartile is $924)
This county:

$705
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,900 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Escambia:

$116,900
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,700 - $181,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $158,146
Here:

$158,146
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,854
Here:

$121,854
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $105,898
Here:

$105,898
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,665
Here:

$74,665
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,982
Here:

$239,982
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $47,812
Here:

$47,812
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,184
Here:

$8,184
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,113
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 5,509

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Escambia County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1363 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2001: 1445 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2002: 1694 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2003: 1755 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2004: 1766 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2005: 2010 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2006: 1218 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2007: 927 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2008: 554 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2009: 514 buildings, average cost: $181,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,052 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $769 (0.7%)

Escambia County household income distribution in 2009 Escambia County home values distribution Escambia County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.8%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 30.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 34.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.8%
Escambia County:

16.8%
Florida:

17.0%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.0% for American Indian residents, 36.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.5% for other race residents, 32.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Escambia County is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $839 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pensacola, Cantonment, Ferry Pass, Brent, West Pensacola, Bellview, Ensley, Myrtle Grove, Warrington, Gonzalez.

Escambia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32501Pensacola140130130
32503Pensacola4204040
32504Pensacola8301010
32505Pensacola9111010
32506Pensacola1301010
32507Pensacola1193030
32514Pensacola7906060
32526Pensacola2603030
32533Cantonment383----
32534Pensacola301010
32568Mc David10----
32576Pensacola--1010
32577Molino10----
32594Pensacola1100----

2005 air pollution in Escambia County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.006 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.098 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.084 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 39 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 29 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Escambia County: Becks Camp (A), Holiday Harbor Marina (B), Langley-Bell 4-H Center (C), Williams Ditch Landing (D), Fort McRee Leading Light (E), Hurst Landing (F), United States Department of the Interior Biological Laboratory (G), Stella Railroad Station (H), Buckeye Railroad Station (I), Pensacola Lighthouse (J), Chemstrand Pier (K), Fort Barrancas Barracks (L), National Museum of Naval Aviation (M), John C Pace Library (N), Naval Air Station Regional Fire and Emergency Services Station 1 (O), Naval Air Station Regional Fire and Emergency Services Station 2 (P), Naval Air Station Regional Fire and Emergency Services Station 3 (Q), Naval Air Station Regional Fire and Emergency Services Station 4 (R), Naval Air Station Regional Fire and Emergency Services Station 5 (S), Escambia County Fire and Rescue Station 18 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Escambia County include: Aldersgate Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Byrnesville Church (C), Beth Temple Fellowship Church (D), Beulah Church (E), Pleasant Hill Church (F), Poplar Dell Church (G), Pugh Chapel (H), Rays Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chasefield Plantation Cemetery (1), Old Muscogee Cemetery (2), Santa Marie Cemetery (3), Mission Cemetery (4), Barrineau Cemetery (5), Barrancas National Cemetery (6), Morgan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Lagoon (A), Beaverdam Lake (B), Becks Lake (C), Government Dead Lake (D), Halfmoon Lake (E), Bluff Springs Lake (F), Lake Fan (G), Brown Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Conecuh River (A), Clear Creek (B), Governors Bayou (C), Churchhouse Branch (D), Still Branch (E), Morgan Branch (F), Snake Bayou (G), Rocky Creek (H), Mitchell Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Escambia County include: Fort Pickens State Park (1), Champion International State Wildlife Management Area (2), Big Lagoon State Park (3), LaFlorestra Perdido Wildlife Management Area (4), Perdido Key State Park (5), Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Mustin Beach (A), San Carlos Beach (B), Opal Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Baldwin County, Alabama , Escambia County, Alabama , Santa Rosa County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 20,805
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,821 (56% naturalized citizens)

Escambia County:

3.7%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,178
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,405
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,022
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,465
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,091
  • 1970 to 1974: 928
  • 1970 to 1974: 917
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,815

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Escambia County marital status for males Escambia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Escambia County with a mortgage: 42,069 (5,026 second mortgage, 3,621 home equity loan, 123 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,328

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Escambia County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant95,418231
Mainline Protestant24,08243
Catholic18,23118
Black Protestant12,14444
Other7,73526
Orthodox6743
None139,335-
Escambia County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
Escambia County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
This 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.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 176
This county:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Escambia County:

10.4%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Escambia County:

28.6%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Escambia County:

Average size of farms: 96 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,258
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $364.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,428
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,225
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.53%
Corn for grain: 1917 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1121 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 16242 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1651 harvested acres
Vegetables: 124 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 915 acres

Tornado activity:

Escambia County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 1769660.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 69 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/30/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 44 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Escambia County-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 93% 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 43.0 miles away from Escambia County 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 296.7 miles away from the county 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 256.1 miles away from the county 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 200.8 miles away from the county 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 153.4 miles away from Escambia County 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 41.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (17%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Cuba (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Escambia County (%):

  • United States or American (15%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Escambia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98,681 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 14,812 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,379 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 44 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 40 (0%)
  • Taxi: 271 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 374 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 538 (0%)
  • Walked: 7,704 (6%)
  • Other means: 1,379 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,096 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Escambia County, Florida in 2000:

  • 6,038 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 4,412 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4,076 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 2,391 people in nursing homes
  • 1,570 people in state prisons
  • 1,234 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 640 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 423 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 383 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 292 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 269 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 90 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 65 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 61 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 58 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 43 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 42 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in halfway houses
  • 35 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 28 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 18 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 8 people in institutions for the blind
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in military ships

People in group quarters in Escambia County, Florida in 2010:

  • 6,499 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 4,832 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,636 people in state prisons
  • 1,550 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,414 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 660 people in federal prisons
  • 312 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 284 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 248 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 234 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 84 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 81 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 50 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 41 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,499.

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,317 average AGI)
Escambia County:

0.25%
Florida average:

0.11%

2.61% relocated from other counties in Florida ($12,116 average AGI)
5.56% relocated from other states ($26,107 average AGI)
Escambia County:

5.56%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Rosa County, FL  1.09% ($34,601 average AGI)
from Baldwin County, AL  0.23% ($35,566)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.21% ($29,268)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($44,210)
from Duval County, FL  0.13% ($39,270)
from Mobile County, AL  0.12% ($35,572)
from Escambia County, AL  0.10% ($28,452)


8.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.83%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,170 average AGI)
Escambia County:

0.33%
Florida average:

0.12%

2.82% relocated to other counties in Florida ($11,220 average AGI)
5.69% relocated to other states ($23,250 average AGI)
Escambia County:

5.69%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Rosa County, FL  1.14% ($35,476 average AGI)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.27% ($36,512)
to San Diego County, CA  0.26% ($40,498)
to Duval County, FL  0.24% ($35,432)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.18% ($31,658)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.18% ($36,914)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.15% ($27,567)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Escambia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Escambia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Escambia County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 46,935 (38,777 aged, 8,158 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18425.41
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 449.380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66324.59

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1387.600
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1057.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.05

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.75

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.2
  • Other - 31.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 136.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.8
  • Poisoning - 29.0
  • Suffocation - 25.2
  • Other - 10.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 279,660

Size of family households: 33,753 2-persons, 17,967 3-persons, 12,672 4-persons, 5,936 5-persons, 2,306 6-persons, 1,406 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 33,634 1-person, 6,911 2-persons, 1,181 3-persons, 346 4-persons, 80 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

38,883 married couples with children.
21,559 single-parent households (3,357 men, 18,202 women).

93.2% of residents of Escambia County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,777,562,000 ($9294 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,007,674,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,171,684,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $383,830,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,694,000
Federal grants: $325,952,000
Federal procurement contracts: $327,662,000 ($251,384,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $563,741,000 ($455,554,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $40,434,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $242,112,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,320,981,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 20,963
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 15,099
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,916
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,980
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Escambia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 44.63 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,006
  • 2000 to 2004: 21,707
  • 1990 to 1999: 24,952
  • 1980 to 1989: 25,941
  • 1970 to 1979: 24,418
  • 1960 to 1969: 15,068
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,395
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,886
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,308
Rooms in houses/apartments in Escambia County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 123
  • 2 rooms: 543
  • 3 rooms: 2,608
  • 4 rooms: 6,700
  • 5 rooms: 16,798
  • 6 rooms: 20,607
  • 7 rooms: 13,831
  • 8 rooms: 7,867
  • 9+ rooms: 5,613
  • 1 room: 943
  • 2 rooms: 3,231
  • 3 rooms: 5,471
  • 4 rooms: 10,804
  • 5 rooms: 8,029
  • 6 rooms: 4,899
  • 7 rooms: 1,821
  • 8 rooms: 865
  • 9+ rooms: 296
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Escambia County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 224
  • 1 bedroom: 1,713
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,843
  • 3 bedrooms: 44,641
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,951
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,318
  • no bedroom: 1,132
  • 1 bedroom: 8,066
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,290
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,315
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,446
  • 5+ bedrooms: 110
Cars and other vehicles available in Escambia County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,152
  • 1 vehicle: 24,550
  • 2 vehicles: 33,781
  • 3 vehicles: 10,183
  • 4 vehicles: 2,256
  • 5+ vehicles: 768
  • no vehicle: 6,133
  • 1 vehicle: 18,073
  • 2 vehicles: 10,130
  • 3 vehicles: 1,648
  • 4 vehicles: 238
  • 5+ vehicles: 137

49% of Escambia County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Florida.

Escambia County:

48.8%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Escambia County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (59.1%)
  • Utility gas (36.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (69.8%)
  • Utility gas (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,147
Here:

12.7%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,741
Here:

10.7%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,526
Here:

30.1%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Escambia County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,374,000
    Health - Other: $6,558,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,302,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,589,000
    Police Protection: $1,073,000
    Housing and Community Development: $792,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $604,000
    Local Fire Protection: $593,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $583,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $67,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $210,320,000
    Police Protection: $50,128,000
    Corrections - Other: $32,805,000
    Financial Administration: $27,288,000
    Health - Other: $15,781,000
    Regular Highways: $15,497,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,893,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,415,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,647,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,875,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,802,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,989,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,649,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,164,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,684,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,389,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,373,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $2,795,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $5,521,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $3,909,000
    Financial Administration: $2,115,000
    Regular Highways: $1,271,000
    Health - Other: $1,174,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,086,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $299,000
    Corrections - Other: $123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,266,000

Escambia County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $50,598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,998,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,425,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $188,915,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,775,000
    Public Welfare: $951,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,238,000
    All Other: $1,111,000
    General Local Government Support: $559,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $45,448,000
    Special Assessments: $12,138,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,254,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,183,000
    Sale of Property: $1,092,000
    Rents: $423,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $90,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $973,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,712,000
    All Other: $24,293,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,075,000
    Health and Hospitals: $51,000
  • Tax - Property: $98,902,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,671,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,119,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $9,108,000
    Other License: $8,773,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,136,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $640,000

Escambia County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $951,679,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $945,380,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,640,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,740,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,299,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,900,000

Escambia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,744,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $176,067,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $945,380,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Escambia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Escambia County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 57 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,520$134,326853$167,2082,799$151,316225$36,5788$1,368,125579$173,39454$64,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED52$120,36579$163,430307$144,42036$71,8610$071$171,14127$48,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED192$135,667248$154,7061,619$153,111204$43,4511$3,200,000308$171,11099$54,778
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN179$137,648131$204,4731,113$154,45635$82,4861$19,000,000187$177,43325$98,040
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS33$149,90935$269,714301$143,58816$71,8130$036$181,1398$68,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED68$185,20616$153,4383$83,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$210,12521$230,8573$165,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$230,55013$168,7691$79,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$139,8007$172,8570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$209,0001$160,0002$273,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Escambia County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,73970.4 years
John1,67073.0 years
Mary1,64577.7 years
William1,63972.8 years
Robert1,12570.7 years
Charles85771.7 years
Willie80373.3 years
George72473.2 years
Joseph59672.2 years
Thomas54570.9 years
Most common last names in Escambia County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith78974.2 years
Williams74572.7 years
Johnson73572.4 years
Jones54573.6 years
Brown50073.6 years
Davis44773.5 years
White32074.9 years
Wilson28673.0 years
Thomas26972.5 years
Jackson26573.2 years
Businesses in Escambia County, FL
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Lane Furniture8
AT&T5LensCrafters1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's3
Advance Auto Parts7Marriott4
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets3
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Ann Taylor1Mazda1
Applebee's2McDonald's14
Arby's6Men's Wearhouse2
Ashley Furniture1Microtel1
AutoZone5Motel 63
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Barnes & Noble1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins2New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike9
Baymont Inn1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot3
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster5Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King11Outback Steakhouse1
CVS13Pac Sun1
Cache1Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza5
Catherines1Payless3
Charlotte Russe1Penske3
Chevrolet2PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A3Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut10
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes4
Church's Chicken6Publix Super Markets5
Cinnabon 1Quality3
Circle K11Quiznos2
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack6
Comfort Inn2Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves2Red Robin1
Dairy Queen2Red Roof Inn2
Days Inn2Rooms To Go2
Decora Cabinetry2Ruby Tuesday3
Dennys3Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In8
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
FedEx42Sears5
Finish Line1Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Starbucks8
GNC6Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop6Subaru1
Goodwill3Suburban1
Gymboree1Subway29
H&R Block9Super 81
Hardee's7T-Mobile13
Havertys Furniture1T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell7
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn4Target3
Hollister Co.1The Limited1
Home Depot3The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
Hyundai1True Value1
IHOP2U-Haul21
JCPenney1UPS41
JoS. A. Bank1Vans5
Jones New York6Verizon Wireless5
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Village Inn2
KFC4Volkswagen1
Kincaid2Waffle House16
Kmart3Walgreens10
Kohl's1Walmart5
Kroger30Wet Seal1
La Quinta1World Gym1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA3
Lane Bryant1

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