Panama City, FL
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Living in Panama City


Panama City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 36,908 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Panama City is the 79th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Panama City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Panama City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Panama City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Panama City who work in sales jobs (11.90%), office and administrative support (9.58%), and food service (8.94%).

One of the nice things about Panama City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The citizens of Panama City are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.33% of adults in Panama City having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Panama City in 2010 was $25,156, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,624 for a family of four. However, Panama City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Panama City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Panama City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Panama City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Panama City include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Panama City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.