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Welcome to Pensacola ...

The coastal city of Pensacola is located in Escambia County<1> and is the County Seat for Escambia County.

When the people of Pensacola refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pensacolian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pensacola has a population of 52,975 people<3> (see below for details).

Pensacola was established in 1559.

The community of Pensacola is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Pensacola lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Pensacola and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Pensacola lies within the (850) area code.

The ZIP codes for Pensacola: 32501-32509, 32511-32514, 32516, 32520-32524, 32526, 32534, 32559, 32573-32576, 32581-32582, 32589-32598<5>

Websites for Pensacola ...

Official Website:   www.ci.pensacola.fl.us/

Junior League:   www.juniorleagueofpensacola.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pensacola had an population of 52,975 people. This is an increase of 2.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pensacola had a population of 51,923 people (or 17.45% of the total population of Escambia County). This makes Pensacola the county's most populous community.

The population of Pensacola represents 0.28% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,923 people, the population of Pensacola decreased 7.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 56,255 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pensacola.

Communities Also Named Pensacola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Pensacola - they are located in North Carolina and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pensacola.

Communities near Pensacola ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pensacola.

  • Milton [Santa Rosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton [Santa Rosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Pensacola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
  • Perdido Beach [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdido Beach
    • Perdido Beach [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Pensacola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 649 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdido Beach
  • Gulf Breeze [Santa Rosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Breeze
    • Gulf Breeze [Santa Rosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Pensacola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,900 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Breeze
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulf Breeze<7>
  • Warrington [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrington
    • Warrington [Escambia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Pensacola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrington
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Myrtle Grove [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle Grove
      • Myrtle Grove [Escambia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Pensacola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle Grove
    • Bellview [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellview
      • Bellview [Escambia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Pensacola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellview have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellview
    • Ferry Pass [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Pass
      • Ferry Pass [Escambia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Pensacola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Pass have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Pass
    • Ensley [Escambia County]
    • Pensacola Beach [Escambia County]
    • Gonzalez [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gonzalez
      • Gonzalez [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Pensacola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gonzalez have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzalez

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pensacola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pensacola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pensacola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pensacola.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pensacola. Our list includes 66 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pensacola.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pensacola ...

Looking for more information about Pensacola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pensacola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pensacola.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pensacola: www.ci.pensacola.fl.us/

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.fl.us/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Escambia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pensacola refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pensacola may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pensacola.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pensacola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pensacola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pensacola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Pensacola includes: 32501, 32502, 32503, 32504, 32505, 32506, 32507, 32508, 32511, 32512, 32513, 32516, 32520, 32521, 32522, 32523, 32526, 32534, 32559, 32573, 32574, 32575, 32581, 32589, 32590, 32591, 32592, 32593, 32594, 32595, 32596, 32597 & 32598.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pensacola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pensacola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pensacola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pensacola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4221, Longitude: -87.2143    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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