Pensacola, FL
REAL ESTATE & DEMOGRAPHIC DATA






Pensacola profile


Living in Pensacola


Pensacola is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 54,312 people and 69 constituent neighborhoods, Pensacola is the 65th largest community in Florida.

Pensacola is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pensacola is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pensacola who work in office and administrative support (12.51%), management occupations (9.87%), and sales jobs (9.56%).

Of important note, Pensacola is also a city of artists. Pensacola has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pensacola’s character.

Also of interest is that Pensacola has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing that you will notice about Pensacola is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Pensacola a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Pensacola is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of Pensacola are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.03% of adults in Pensacola have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pensacola in 2018 was $35,873, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,492 for a family of four. However, Pensacola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Pensacola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.