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Panama City Beach

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    grade B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade B
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade C
    3. Housing
      grade B minus
    4. Nightlife
      grade A
    5. Good for Families
      grade B
    6. Diversity
      grade B+
    7. Jobs
      grade B+
    8. Weather
      grade A minus
    9. Cost of Living
      grade B minus
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade B
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A minus
    12. Commute
      grade B+

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    Panama City Beach is a with a population of 17,882. Panama City Beach is in Bay County. Living in Panama City Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Panama City Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Panama City Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Panama City Beach are above average.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $290,700
    National
    $244,900
    Median Rent
    $1,462
    National
    $1,163
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      39%
    • Own
      61%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      842.3
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      15.7
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      94.5
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      78.7
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      440.8
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      5,423.9
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      86.6
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      8%
    • 10-17 years
      9%
    • 18-24 years
      7%
    • 25-34 years
      14%
    • 35-44 years
      12%
    • 45-54 years
      15%
    • 55-64 years
      18%
    • 65+ years
      17%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      11%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      21%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      36%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      national  11%

    Working in Panama City Beach

    Jobs
    grade B+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $70,131
    National
    $69,021

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