Pensacola, FL

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 52,975 people and 62 constituent neighborhoods, Pensacola is the 56th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Pensacola isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pensacola are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (11.00%), sales jobs (10.17%), and food service (9.84%).

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 thing noticeable about Pensacola, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Pensacola is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Pensacola a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good 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 population of Pensacola is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.18% of adults in Pensacola have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pensacola in 2018 was $33,043, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,172 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 French.

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