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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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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 dense 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
Dense 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
    364.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    106.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,125
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199.3
    284

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, Florida is an amazing small town where the beautiful vast beach sparkles during the day and amazing dining and shopping pleasures you by the evening. You get the benefit of walking through and reliving history in the old historic downtown Pensacola village and drive quickly over the bridge to the amazing white sanded beaches, then splurge on amazing seafood! Pensacola also has an amazing Naval Aviation Museum that is FREE to visit! Also, you just might hear the sound of jets by our famous Blue Angels flying by, they have air shows weekly and can be viewed from the museum or the beach. The people for the most part are pleasant and welcoming to tourists. The only thing I would change is crime rate.
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Pensacola has notoriously beautiful beaches, and the views are breathtaking!
Overall, Pensacola is an up and coming small town, with old history and the desire to be new. Some issues I find with Pensacola are the lack of law enforcement presence where needed, as well as allocation of the number of officers in the same areas with low crime. The city is also plagued with half-finished roadway construction, trash thrown all around the city, and the growing number of homeless people without the appropriate resources.
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.