Escambia County, FL

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2022 Population
321,296
0.774% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
1.6% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
2.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,642
8.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$206,400
20.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
139,992
0.862% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Escambia County, FL had a population of 321k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $61,642. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Escambia County, FL grew from 318,828 to 321,296, a 0.774% increase and its median household income grew from $56,605 to $61,642, a 8.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Escambia County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.95%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%), and White (Hispanic) (2.4%).

None of the households in Escambia County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Escambia County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Escambia County, FL are The University of West Florida (4,639 degrees awarded in 2022), Pensacola State College (2,343 degrees), and George Stone Technical College (280 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Escambia County, FL was $206,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in Escambia County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Escambia County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Escambia County, FL is home to a population of 321k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.3% of Escambia County, FL residents were born outside of the country (17k people).

In 2022, there were 2.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (202k people) in Escambia County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 19.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Escambia County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Escambia County, FL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Escambia County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    202k ± 682
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    69.1k ± 1.46k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 1.83k
6.11%
Hispanic Population
19.6k people

In 2022, there were 2.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (202k people) in Escambia County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 19.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.11% of the people in Escambia County, FL are hispanic (19.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Escambia County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17k people
5.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.1k people

As of 2022, 5.3% of Escambia County, FL residents (17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Escambia County, FL was 5.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,141 ± 888
  2. Vietnam
    9,188 ± 663
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,045 ± 661

Escambia County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Escambia County, FL employs 140k people. The largest industries in Escambia County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,622 people), Retail Trade (17,991 people), and Educational Services (13,209 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,852), and Finance & Insurance ($54,517).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

140k
2022 Value
± 3,346
0.862%
1 Year growth
± 3.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Escambia County, FL grew at a rate of 0.862%, from 139k employees to 140k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Escambia County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,268 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,049 people), and Management Occupations (13,031 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Escambia County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

140k
2022 Value
± 3,346
0.862%
1 Year growth
± 3.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Escambia County, FL grew at a rate of 0.862%, from 139k employees to 140k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Escambia County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,622 people), Retail Trade (17,991 people), and Educational Services (13,209 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Escambia County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Escambia County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,718
Median earning men ± $947
$33,935
Median earning women ± $699

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,790), Manufacturing ($57,355), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,655).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,902), Public Administration ($47,256), and Wholesale Trade ($44,792).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,067
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,785
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,627
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Escambia County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.26%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Escambia County, FL awarded 7,606 degrees. The student population of Escambia County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,627 male students and 14,250 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Escambia County, FL are White (4,844 and 65.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,045 and 14.2%), Hispanic or Latino (672 and 9.11%), and Two or More Races (450 and 6.1%).

The largest universities in Escambia County, FL by number of degrees awarded are The University of West Florida (4,639 and 61%), Pensacola State College (2,343 and 30.8%), and George Stone Technical College (280 and 3.68%).

The most popular majors in Escambia County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,264 and 29.8%), Registered Nursing (757 and 9.95%), and General Special Education & Teaching (279 and 3.67%).

The median tuition cost in Escambia County, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,812 for in-state students and $11,778 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Escambia County, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,877 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,877 students enrolled in Escambia County, FL, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,777 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 2,264 degrees awarded
  3. 282 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Escambia County, FL was Dental Hygiene with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Escambia County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,639 degrees awarded
  2. 2,343 degrees awarded
  3. 280 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of West Florida with 4,639 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,766 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Escambia County, FL, which is 0.571 times less than the 4,840 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,844 degrees mean that there were 4.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,045 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($14,608) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,259) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Escambia County, FL was $206,400 in 2022, which is 0.732 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,900 to $206,400, a 20.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Escambia County, FL is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Escambia County, FL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Escambia County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Escambia County, FL is $61,642. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Escambia County, FL was Census Tract 25 with a value of $131,597, followed by Census Tract 26.02 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $122,266 and $98,914.

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Escambia County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.15%.

Property

$206,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,453
$79,891
Median Property Taxes
±$2,315

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Escambia County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.1% of the housing units in Escambia County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 25
  2. Census Tract 26.02
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Escambia County, FL was Census Tract 25 with a value of $131,597, followed by Census Tract 26.02 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $122,266 and $98,914.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Escambia County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,642
Median Household Income
± $1,340
127k
Number of Households
± 3,032

In 2022, the median household income of the 127k households in Escambia County, FL grew to $61,642 from the previous year's value of $56,605.

The following chart displays the households in Escambia County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Escambia County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.25%)

In 2022, 71.2% of workers in Escambia County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Escambia County, FL have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Escambia County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Escambia County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.15%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Escambia County, FL (44.9k out of 302k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Escambia County, FL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.4% of the children was living in poverty in Escambia County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 660 in Escambia County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 147 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Escambia County, FL has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 5.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Escambia County, FL see 1343 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.38% decrease from the previous year (1390 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1439 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,343 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Escambia County, FL

Primary care physicians in Escambia County, FL see an average of 1,343 patients per year. This represents a 3.38% decrease from the previous year (1,390 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
5.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Escambia County, FL grew by 0.641% from 11.6% to 11.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.6 in Escambia County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.6% in Escambia County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14% in Escambia County, FL.

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