A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Pensacola ...
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 travel east from Pensacola, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The telephone area code for Pensacola: (850)
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 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 (with a count of 56,255 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Pensacola.
Adding Pensacola to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Pensacola in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Pensacola elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pensacola on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021