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Escambia County Florida   Located in North West Florida

Escambia County Cities

Avondale Chanticleer Molino Pleasant Grove
Barrineau Park Cottage Hill Molino Crossroads Quinavista
Barth Enon Muscogee Quintette
Bay Springs Ensley Myrtle Grove Ramsey Beach
Beach Haven Ferry Pass Navarre Riverview
Bellview Flomaton Navarre Beach Seaglades
Beulah Gonzalez Oak Grove Sherman Grove
Big Eagle Goulding Olive South Flomaton
Bluff Springs Gulf Beach Paradise Beach Stella

Gulf Beach Heights

Pensacola Tarzan
Bratt Gull Point Pensacola Beach Tenile
Brent Halcyon Shores Perdido Bay Villa Sabine
Brickton Happy Valley Perdido Heights Walnut Hill
Brownsville Haven Park Perdido Key Warrington
Byrneville Ispco Pine West Pensacola
Cantonment McDavid Pine Barren
Century McKinnon Pine Forest
Cerny Heights Millview Pineville

Land area (rank): 661 square miles (38)
Population 1993 (rank): 272,083 (15)
Population density 1993 (rank): 412 persons per square mile (12)
Growth 1980-1990 (rank): 12.4% (58)

Physical Characteristics

The Perdido River forms its western boundary with Alabama, and the Escambia River forms its eastern boundary with Santa Rosa County. The county is bordered on the north by Alabama and on the south by the Gulf of Mexico. The county has 92 square miles of water. The average January temperature is 53.1 degrees F, and the average August temperature is 80.9 degrees F. The average annual rainfall is 58.60 inches.


Escambia County, named for the Escambia River, was established in 1821 and was one of the first two counties in Florida. The derivation of Escambia is unclear, although it is probably of Indian origin. Tristan de Luna established a settlement at present-day Pensacola in 1559.


Escambia County's population is concentrated in the south along the bays and Gulf. In 1993 over 75% of Escambia County's population was in unincorporated areas. The incorporated area with the greatest population is Pensacola (1993 population of 59,858). The unincorporated areas of Brent and West Pensacola had populations in excess of 20,000 in 1990. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has designated Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as the Pensacola Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1993, 77% of Escambia County's population was white and 23% was nonwhite. In 1990, 1.9% of the population was Hispanic. Of the population increase between 1980 and 1990, 23.4% was due to net migration. The 1992 birth rate for the county was 16.2 live births per 1,000 persons, and the 1992 death rate was 8.8 deaths per 1,000 persons. In 1992 the infant mortality rate was 12.3 per 1,000. The leading causes of death in 1993 were heart disease, cancer, and stroke.


Of all 1992 high school graduates, 65.9% planned to continue their education. The 1992 high school dropout rate was 1.6%. In 1990, 76.2% of persons in the county were high school graduates, and 18.4% had completed four or more years of college. Colleges and universities. Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola Junior College, University of West Florida, Pensacola..

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