Pensacola, FL
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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 52,713 people and 62 constituent neighborhoods, Pensacola is the 56th 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 (11.75%), sales jobs (10.15%), and food service (9.60%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Pensacola, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 education level of Pensacola citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.43% of adults in Pensacola have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pensacola in 2010 was $30,595, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,380 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, European, and Italian.

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