A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Pensacola Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    468
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    120
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    638
    500
  • Theft
    3,259
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,931
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Pensacola is the quiet beach town that comes to mind when you simply want to get away. It encompasses the whitest beaches and largest National Seashore for hundreds of miles around. In addition to it's obvious appeal for waterside luxury, Pensacola is also a wonderful place to live. There are several Military Bases located in Pensacola and surrounding towns, making this an extremely military-friendly place. Also, our schools rank among the top 10 in the state! With multiple hospitals, marinas, restaurants, stores, and local culture, you're sure to find just what it is you're looking for in a hometown.
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Pensacola, Florida is a pretty nice city. From its white sandy beaches to its historic downtown district. There are an abundance of things to do. Pensacola is growing at a surprising rate. Over the past couple of years many businesses have been piping up all over the place. Bringing many jobs opportunities with them. I would strongly recommend Pensacola to anyone. If you are looking for a fun vacation this is definitely the place. Pensacola has many locally owned restaurants with amazing food and our beaches are ranked in the top ten nationally! We also have a baseball team that is affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds organization. If looking to move here that is not a bad idea either. There are many schools here to where your children can get a good education or if you yourself are looking to get an education we three colleges here. Also the traffic is not as bad as most cities. So next time you are looking to go on vacation or move or anything, consider coming to Pensacola, Florida.
This town brings nothing but joy to me and all of my loved ones. The proximity to the beach is probably the best thing about the town, but that's only the cherry on top. The locals are friendly and welcoming to the tourists visiting from other places. Cordova Mall is in the center of town and provides shopping for the population of Pensacola and the surrounding areas! The town has also recently added new restaurants, like Brew-Ha-Ha, that will guarantee to bring a smile to your face and your tummy!