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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pensacola is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.75%), 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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: 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.