Panama City Beach, Florida

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Population in 2017: 12,757 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +66.3%
Males: 6,453  (50.6%)
Females: 6,304  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 32407.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,830 (it was $41,198 in 2000)
Panama City Beach:

$59,830
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,319 (it was $26,734 in 2000)

Panama City Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $215,143 (it was $105,000 in 2000)
Panama City Beach:

$215,143
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $293,384; detached houses: $301,534; townhouses or other attached units: $154,126; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $261,066; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $432,010; mobile homes: $50,086

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,145.

March 2019 cost of living index in Panama City Beach: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 2.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Panama City Beach, FL (2017)
    • 9,98376.9%White alone
    • 8416.5%Hispanic
    • 8176.3%Black alone
    • 5834.5%Two or more races
    • 4803.7%Asian alone
    • 220.2%American Indian alone
    • 290.2%Other race alone
    • 110.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Panama City Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Panama City Beach, Florida as of October 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Panama City Beach is 399 to 1.


Crime rates in Panama City Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.6)
1
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.4)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.7)
2
(15.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(76.7)
9
(77.1)
14
(94.9)
16
(103.5)
15
(95.2)
14
(90.4)
10
(82.1)
10
(81.6)
19
(159.8)
20
(164.1)
18
(142.6)
19
(147.9)
12
(92.4)
20
(154.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
32
(306.8)
16
(137.1)
23
(155.9)
17
(110.0)
13
(82.5)
21
(135.6)
18
(147.8)
25
(204.0)
32
(269.1)
37
(303.6)
33
(261.4)
25
(194.6)
13
(100.1)
21
(162.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
60
(575.3)
67
(574.1)
60
(406.6)
48
(310.6)
55
(349.0)
59
(381.1)
55
(451.5)
67
(546.6)
48
(403.7)
64
(525.2)
83
(657.5)
73
(568.4)
83
(639.1)
67
(518.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
155
(1,486)
187
(1,602)
257
(1,742)
198
(1,281)
210
(1,333)
156
(1,008)
194
(1,593)
200
(1,632)
222
(1,867)
159
(1,305)
165
(1,307)
113
(879.8)
122
(939.4)
90
(695.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
640
(6,137)
627
(5,372)
783
(5,307)
795
(5,145)
902
(5,724)
911
(5,884)
911
(7,478)
1,090
(8,893)
1,015
(8,537)
931
(7,640)
934
(7,399)
993
(7,731)
811
(6,245)
866
(6,695)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(105.5)
8
(68.5)
3
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(25.4)
2
(12.9)
6
(49.3)
2
(16.3)
1
(8.4)
12
(98.5)
9
(71.3)
10
(77.9)
5
(38.5)
4
(30.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.1)
2
(13.6)
4
(25.9)
3
(19.0)
4
(25.8)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
3
(25.2)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.6)
3
(23.1)
1
(7.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)645.6567.3539.8473.4495.0496.2631.3707.0762.2765.1733.0683.0565.8625.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Panama City Beach, FL

Crime rate in Panama City Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 82 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.95
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (18.6%), English (11.2%), German (10.9%), Irish (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 6.94 square miles.

Population density: 1,838 people per square mile   (low).

Panama City Beach, Florida map

1,454 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America, 2.0% Europe).

This city:

11.5%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,436 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,502 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (67.8 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (151.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (571.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Panama City Beaches, FL (1.0 miles ),
Laguna Beach, FL (2.5 miles ),
Upper Grand Lagoon, FL (2.5 miles ),
Lower Grand Lagoon, FL (2.6 miles ),
Pretty Bayou, FL (3.0 miles ),
Panama City, FL (3.4 miles ),
Lynn Haven, FL (3.5 miles ),
Southport, FL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 85.85 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,293 (+65.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,918 (47.0%)

Area code: 850

Distribution of median household income in Panama City Beach, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Panama City Beach, FL in 2017
Panama City Beach satellite photo by USGS

Panama City Beach tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 122 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 1998: 143 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1999: 122 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 2000: 136 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2001: 156 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2002: 156 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2003: 170 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2004: 230 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2005: 173 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2007: 56 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2011: 70 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2012: 82 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2013: 99 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2014: 111 buildings, average cost: $219,300
  • 2015: 135 buildings, average cost: $291,000
  • 2016: 146 buildings, average cost: $229,400
  • 2017: 119 buildings, average cost: $281,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Panama City Beach, FL residents
Average permit cost in Panama City Beach, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Panama City Beach, FL
Historical housing units in Panama City Beach, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +3,482 (+83.1%).
Most common industries in Panama City Beach, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.9%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (25.4%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Panama City Beach, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Engineers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Panama City Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Panama City Beach, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Panama City Beach-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Panama City Beach city center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/21/1953, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Panama City Beach-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 277.8 miles away from the city center
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 105.6 miles away from the city 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 310.7 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 236.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.8 miles away from Panama City Beach 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 208.8 miles away from Panama City Beach 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 Bay County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 7, Tropical Storms: 6, Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Panama City Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Panama City Beach:

  • BAYSHORE CLUSTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • NHC HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • BAY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • LISENBY ON LAKE CAROLINE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • RESIDENTIAL CRF SEAVIEW (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • PANAMA CITY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)

Heliports located in Panama City Beach:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Panama City Beach:

  • Gulf Coast State College (about 8 miles; Panama City, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,474)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 44 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 76 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 81 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Pensacola State College (about 83 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 85 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 92 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,904)

Public high school in Panama City Beach:

  • J.R. ARNOLD HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 550 N ALF COLEMAN RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Panama City Beach:

  • SURFSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 628, Location: 300 NAUTILUS ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • PATRONIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 7400 PATRONIS DR, Grades: PK-5)
  • BREAKFAST POINT ACADEMY (Location: 601 N RICHARD JACKSON BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Panama City Beach

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Panama City Beach: Panama City Beach Fire Department (A), Panama City Beach Fire Rescue Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Wayside Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Panama City Beach include: First Assembly of God Church (A), Gulf Presbyterian Church (B), Faith Christian Fellowship Church (C), Saint Thomas by the Sea Episcopal Church (D), Saint Bernadette Catholic Church (E), Gulf Beach Baptist Church (F), Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Institute of Diving (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 17314 Panama City Beach Park) (1), First Contact Travel (229 South Glades Trail) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Casa Loma Inn (13615 Front Beach Rd) (1), Beachbreak by the Sea (15405 Front Beach Road) (2), Best Western Del Coronado (11815 Front Beach Road) (3), Chateau Motel (12525 Front Beach Road) (4), Bright Star Motel (14705 West Highway 98) (5), Beachcomber by the Sea (17101 Front Beach Road) (6), Americas Best Value Inn (15013 Front Beach Road) (7), Blue Water Inn (15328 Front Beach Road) (8), Bikini Beach Resort (11001 Front Beach Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Bay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.6%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Banks with most branches in Panama City Beach (2011 data):

  • Centennial Bank: Coastal Community Branch Panama City, Thomas Drive Branch, Edgewater Branch, Panama City Beach Branch, Courier Service Branch. Info updated 2012/02/29: Bank assets: $3,588.2 mil, Deposits: $2,891.9 mil, headquarters in Conway, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • Trustmark National Bank: Panama City Beach Branch, Beach Branch, Y Shopping Center Branch, Bay Point Branch, Thomas Drive Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Middle Beach Road Branch, Pier Park Branch, Rosemary Beach Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Doral Bank: Edgewater Branch at 415 Richard Jackson Blvd, Suite 100, branch established on 2011/02/01. Info updated 2011/10/14: Bank assets: $7,241.4 mil, Deposits: $4,440.7 mil, headquarters in San Juan, PR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Doral Financial Corporation
  • Hancock Bank: 9001 Hwy 98 Branch at 9001 Front Beach Road, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Panama City Main Branch at 11400 Panama City Beach Parkway, branch established on 2007/02/05. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Panama City Beach Branch at 10520 Middle Beach Road, branch established on 1979/11/05. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First National Bank Northwest Florida: Panama City Beach Branch at 12501 Hutchinson Blvd, branch established on 1986/03/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $108.6 mil, Deposits: $93.6 mil, headquarters in Panama City, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Northwest Florida Holding Company
  • Prosperity Bank: Panama City Beach Branch at 11790 Panama City Beach Parkway, branch established on 2007/06/18. Info updated 2010/09/01: Bank assets: $779.3 mil, Deposits: $533.6 mil, headquarters in Saint Augustine, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Banking Company, The
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Panama City Beach:

Marital status in Panama City Beach, FL
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Panama City Beach:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Panama City Beach
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Religion statistics for Panama City Beach, FL (based on Bay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,852137
Mainline Protestant11,22031
Catholic7,7447
Other4,06818
Black Protestant2,68511
Orthodox701
None99,213-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Bay County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Bay County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 83
Bay County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 150
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Bay County:

25.0%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Panama City Beach:

43.9%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Panama City Beach:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Panama City Beach:

22.6%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Panama City Beach:

36.4%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Panama City Beach:

53.5%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Panama City Beach:

75.4%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Panama City Beach, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 52$165,107$38,1020$0
Police Protection - Officers 51$221,861$52,2030$0
Sewerage 34$108,767$38,3881$592
Firefighters 32$117,311$43,9920$0
Parks and Recreation 29$74,467$30,81417$20,149
Other Government Administration 22$77,353$42,1931$1,216
Police - Other 14$36,339$31,1480$0
Streets and Highways 10$38,718$46,4620$0
Financial Administration 1$8,411$100,9320$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 245$848,334$41,55119$21,957

Panama City Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,428,000 ($268.72)
    Regular Highways: $968,000 ($75.88)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $14,494,000 ($1136.16)
    Sewerage: $10,806,000 ($847.06)
    Police Protection: $6,736,000 ($528.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,124,000 ($401.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,132,000 ($323.90)
    Regular Highways: $2,092,000 ($163.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $979,000 ($76.74)
    Financial Administration: $898,000 ($70.39)
    Natural Resources - Other: $771,000 ($60.44)
    Central Staff Services: $488,000 ($38.25)
    General - Other: $450,000 ($35.27)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($16.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,030,000 ($159.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $947,000 ($74.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000 ($19.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $158,000 ($12.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($4.08)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($2.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,372,000 ($185.94)

Panama City Beach government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,918,000 ($934.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,357,000 ($106.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,040,000 ($81.52)
    Regular Highways: $322,000 ($25.24)
    Other: $55,000 ($4.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $754,000 ($59.10)
    Highways: $86,000 ($6.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,280,000 ($649.06)
    Other: $325,000 ($25.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,824,000 ($142.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $658,000 ($51.58)
    Rents: $502,000 ($39.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $311,000 ($24.38)
    Sale of Property: $105,000 ($8.23)
    Interest Earnings: $91,000 ($7.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000 ($5.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,594,000 ($1379.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,451,000 ($113.74)
    Highways: $22,000 ($1.72)
    Other: $9,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,868,000 ($1008.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,206,000 ($329.70)
    Other License: $528,000 ($41.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $219,000 ($17.17)

Panama City Beach government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,422,000 ($8185.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,886,000 ($8065.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,701,000 ($3504.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,166,000 ($3383.71)

Panama City Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,545,000 ($8822.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,254,000 ($568.63)

8.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($72,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,171 average AGI)
Bay County:

0.19%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washington County, FL  0.24% ($30,341 average AGI)
from Walton County, FL  0.23% ($49,826)
from Gulf County, FL  0.19% ($38,417)


7.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,275 average AGI)
Bay County:

0.22%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Walton County, FL  0.28% ($91,819 average AGI)
to Washington County, FL  0.27% ($37,304)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.20% ($46,952)
Businesses in Panama City Beach, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MainStay1
Ace Hardware1Marriott3
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Ann Taylor1McDonald's1
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
CVS1Old Navy1
Cache1Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Coldwater Creek1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Publix Super Markets2
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx8Sleep Inn1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks1
H&R Block1Subway4
Hilton2T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell2
JCPenney1Target1
JoS. A. Bank1Toys"R"Us1
Journeys1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS8
Kmart1Vans2
Knights Inn1Victoria's Secret1
La Quinta2Waffle House4
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Panama City Beach:

  • WKGC (1480 AM; 1 kW; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDIZ (590 AM; 3 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTG (1430 AM; 5 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: HOUR GROUP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPCF (1290 AM; 0 kW; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Panama City Beach:

  • WKGC-FM (90.7 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WVVE (100.1 FM; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WILN (105.9 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WASJ (105.1 FM; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WFSW (89.1 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLHR (107.9 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOO (101.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBA (95.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WMXP (103.5 FM; CALLAWAY, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFBX (94.5 FM; PARKER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Panama City Beach:

  • WPCT (Channel 46; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W17CG (Channel 17; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • W36BU (Channel 36; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WPCY-LP (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPFN-CA (Channel 22; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WFSG (Channel 56; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF FLORIDA)
  • W54CU (Channel 54; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W14CN (Channel 14; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WMBB (Channel 13; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50BP (Channel 50; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGX (Channel 28; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJHG-TV (Channel 7; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WJHG LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Panama City Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Panama City Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 1,572ft / 479mTotal length
  • 155,270Total average daily traffic
  • 7,383Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Panama City Beach, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 122000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Panama City Beach, FL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial 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 ORIGINATED24$176,941102$211,00698$243,3705$78,3241$1,439,960121$242,3872$83,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$181,71011$178,01713$194,8191$64,4600$012$217,5881$73,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$183,80237$186,56272$230,8834$55,4330$069$214,6112$70,485
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$212,17624$202,90537$222,0592$107,5500$038$218,7701$77,480
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$162,6402$203,9257$223,1630$00$05$222,5540$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0026.02 , 0027.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$140,6171$268,1001$74,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$238,6150$01$277,660
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$103,5851$117,5200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0026.02 , 0027.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Panama City Beach, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Panama City Beach, FL - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 197. The highest number of reported fires - 279 took place in 2007, and the least - 131 in 2005. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Panama City Beach, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.2%), and Structure Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Panama City Beach, FL
    • 1,28443.2%Outside Fires
    • 1,00433.8%Structure Fires
    • 37912.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30210.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Panama City Beach, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Panama City Beach, Florida:

  • Seven Seas Motel, 8013 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
  • Miracle Strip Beach Motel, 11827 W Front BCH Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
  • Tourway Motel, 14701 W Front BCH Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413
  • Imperial Inn Motel, 16819 W Front BCH Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413
  • Holiday Terrace Motel, 11831 Frnt Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407 , Phone: (850) 249-0111, Fax: (850) 249-0472
  • Beachway Motel, 604 Fernwood St, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
  • Holiday Hills Motel, 15328 W Front BCH Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413
  • Wisteria Inn, 20404 Frnt Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413 , Phone: (850) 234-0557
  • 44 other hotels and motels
All 52 fire-safe hotels and motels in Panama City Beach, Florida
Most common first names in Panama City Beach, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8970.8 years
Robert8370.2 years
William8171.1 years
John7773.9 years
Mary5476.0 years
Charles4571.8 years
George4174.7 years
Richard3468.7 years
Edward3272.5 years
Joseph3173.2 years
Most common last names in Panama City Beach, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3474.4 years
Brown2373.3 years
Williams2372.5 years
Johnson2177.8 years
Jones1572.7 years
Anderson1472.3 years
Martin1472.5 years
Wilson1474.0 years
Thompson1366.2 years
Miller1274.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Panama City Beach, FL
  • 87.2%Electricity
  • 12.0%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Panama City Beach, FL
  • 86.9%Electricity
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Panama City Beach compared to Florida state average:

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

Panama City Beach on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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