Escambia County, Florida
Escambia County is part of the Northwest region of Florida, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. Escambia County is the westernmost county in Florida, located in the tip of the panhandle. It has a population over 450,000.
The most significant industries in Escambia County are military and defense, tourism, healthcare, education and construction. Pensacola, the county's seat and home to over 50,000, contains many military bases including Pensacola Naval Air Station, Naval Training Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Corry Station Naval, Naval Technical Training Center, and Air Station Whiting Field. Top private sector employers for Escambia County are Sacred Heart Health System, Baptist Health Care, Lakeview Center, Gulf Power Company, and Ascend Performance Materials. Major public sector employers include Escambia County Government, Federal Government, Florida State Government, and the University of West Florida.
A suburb of Pensacola, Ferry Pass, is home to the University of West Florida. In addition, Pensacola State College has campuses throughout the county. Troy University also has a campus just west of the city.
The military contributes significantly to the county?s economy. The Department of Defense spends an estimated $7.8 billion in Escambia. The defense industry is responsible for about 80,000 careers.
Escambia contains a major airport and seaport. The airport has an economic impact in excess of $550 billion and supports over 6,000 jobs. The Port of Escambia is a 50-acre facility with eight deepwater docking facilities and railroad access on site. Both fall within a foreign trade zone.
Escambia County Florida Cities
There are 6 cities in Escambia County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Escambia County has a population of approximately 302,715 people. The population increased 1.7% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Escambia County is 656.46 square miles and had a population density of 453.4 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 136,551 housing units in Escambia County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Escambia County has a 67.3% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Escambia County's medium household income in 2011 was $43,707, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
16.9% of the population in Escambia County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Escambia County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Escambia County
Escambia County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Escambia County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $8,505 million, Escambia County's economic activity represents 1.35% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$1,839||21.6%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$494||5.8%|
Escambia County Regional Comparisons
Escambia County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Escambia County represents 29.5% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|Santa Rosa County||158,512||$1,467||4.7%||$55,913||65,728||$173,400|
Escambia Real Estate
There are 121,340 properties in Escambia County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||117||$206,000||$63||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||1,186||0.98||1||$1,000,000||$21||April 1st, 2013||April 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||2,975||$87,000||$53||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Escambia County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Escambia County are classified as Commercial. 117 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $55,240,900. The median sales price was $206,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Escambia County was $325 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $63/ft and C Class $15/ft.
Government Real Estate in Escambia County, Florida
1,186( .98%) of the properties in Escambia County are classified as Government. 1 of them sold between April 1st, 2013 and April 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,000,000. The median sales price was $1,000,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Escambia County was $21 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Escambia County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Escambia County are classified as Residential. 2,975 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $416,105,120. The median sales price was $87,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Escambia County was $106 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $53/ft and C Class $17/ft.
Escambia Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||966||2,939,432|
|Sports & Entertaining||144||1,582,403|