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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Escambia County is located in Florida with a population of 309,924. Living in Escambia County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Escambia County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Escambia County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
309,924

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Escambia County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    408.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    127.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    558.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,107
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Escambia County Reviews

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Escambia County Florida is a quaint portion of Pensacola, FL. With the close proximity to the powdery beaches of Pensacola Beach in Santa Rosa County, yet immediate access to the downtown Pensacola night life. Escambia is a tiny mecca when it comes to family activities, with it's rich family focused youth sports, recreation centers, monthly community events, ranging from Tia chi, swing dancing, senior citizen athletics, and quite a number of established cross-fit programs. Come scratch the surface and discover the gem of diverse, equitable, and clean fun in Escambia County!
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Pensacola is a family and retirement area. The beaches are a great tourist attraction for those visiting from out of state. It has a great historic district with museums and fine dining. However, it has become a little congested due to more people moving to the city. The crime rate is on the rise. There are not enough jobs offered to all people. The education system is not very good for the kids. The school are not scoring well nationally. Improvements have to be made if the city is going to thrive again. It starts with government putting laws in place that will help with employment for all people. They can't even rent an apartment. I believe that is fair. Those who do not have college degrees but have the experience should be considered for more positions. Its going to take a joint effort with the city, county, state, and government to make a difference. Give them a opportunity to live and then a promising life.
I have lived in Escambia County my whole 19 years of life. It's definitely home to me, and I know it like the back of my hand. The people are generally very loving and friendly (it is the South afterall), and easy to get along with. While the county could do better with the crime rates, I have never ran into trouble. The neighborhoods are beautiful and friendly, but there are way too many decrepit areas. The community could work a little harder to make it nicer, but it is a lovely place to live.