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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Pensacola is a town in Florida with a population of 52,689. Pensacola is in Escambia County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Pensacola offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pensacola there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Pensacola and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pensacola are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    409
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    128
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    559
    500
  • Theft
    3,107
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Pensacola

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,569
National
$55,322
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Pensacola is a small town with a lot of history to it. No one really knows but Pensacola was actually the first settlement in America! It is known as the city of five flags because of its previous nation owners from Spain, France, United Kingdom, Confederate States, and the United States. I like Pensacola because of the white sandy beaches. Many would say that Hawaii has the best beaches but I would prove them wrong by showing them Pensacola beach and the many restaurants that are placed nearby.. Some changes I would like to see if to improve on some low income areas so our town would look clean and pretty.Another change would be to expand our downtown area since it is rather small, it would be nice to have a more larger downtown area to go and have fun from time to time.
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I suppose if you like the heat and love the beach, Pensacola is for you! I didn't move down by choice but I'm happy I found Pensacola State College with an awesome Graphic Art degree program. I hope that in the future a Trader Joe's and Whole Foods will be built here. Pensacola State College has an ever growing art department and I desperately ask for an art supply store to be built in Pensacola, not just craft stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby.
People seem friendly. Beaches are absolutely gorgeous! Has a nice smaller town feel. Traffic is not bad like in bigger cities. There is everything a family needs. Colleges, entertainment, beaches, hospitals.