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 53,876 people and 69 constituent neighborhoods, Pensacola is the 65th largest community in Florida.
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: 11.24% 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 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Pensacola ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pensacola, 40.07% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Pensacola in 2018 was $38,656, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,624 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 Chinese.