According to census.gov the population of Pensacola, FL in 2019 was 52,975. This was a 1.9% increase compared with the 2010 census data. The average household is 2.36 persons with 59% of homes being owner occupied. The median gross rent based on the 2019 survey was $954 and the median home value was $182,800. 92% of the population are high school graduates with 37% holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.
61% of the population are in the civilian labor force and average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The median household income is $50,493. Click Here for Additional Information
Based on the 2019 census report Pensacola has a diverse demographic with 63% Caucasian, 28.6 African American, 0.2 percent American Indian, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 5.2% two or more races and 5.2% Hispanic or Latino.
The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May to September, with an average daily high of 89°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 3-4 months, from December to March, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing.
The best time of year to visit Pensacola is April to June based on data collected by weatherspark. I say the best time is anytime, although August is extremely hot even on the beach. I love to walk the beach in the fall. I’ve actually enjoyed beach days as late as October.
I’m a plant-a-holic so I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t add this little bit of information in. The best times to plant a garden in Pensacola is between the end of January and the beginning of March. Don’t wait too late or the temperatures are too warm at night for many plants to produce their fruit. I have yet to perfect this method but am working on it yearly to better understand the best times to plant all of my favorites. This chart from weatherspark is somewhat helpful.
Jobs in Pensacola
Pensacola has seen an increase in the job market by 1.9% over the last year. Future growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 42% which is higher than the national average of 33.5%.
Based on data found on bestplaces.net the top occupations are:
Health care 16%
Accommodation/Food Services 10.7%
Average Home Price in Pensacola
The average home price in Pensacola during the month of May 2023 was $387K with an average of 993 homes sold and 1768 homes actively on the market. The average days on market was 45 days.
Pensacola Commute Times
The average time a person commutes in Pensacola is roughly 20 minutes. Times vary to the beach during busy season but on a good day you can make it to the beach in under 30 minutes from most areas in Pensacola.
Best Restaurants in Pensacola
No matter what you are searching for, Pensacola has it. Here are some recommendations to get you started:
Bagelheads (*temporarily closed)
Hub Stacey’s (Downtown or Perdido Key)
McGuire’s Irish Pub https://www.mcguiresirishpub.com/
The Fish House https://fishhousepensacola.com/
Taste of India https://newtasteofindia.com/
Alice’s Restaurant https://www.alicespensacola.com/Alices_home.cfm
Family-Friendly Activities in Pensacola
Pensacola Housing Affordability
Like many places in the United States, Pensacola home prices are on the rise. There are many programs to assist first time home buyers with obtaining their dream of home ownership. To find out more on these programs speak with a local lender or check the City of Pensacola’s website here: City of Pensacola
Here’s a snap shot of the recent market insights.
Pensacola School Districts
Thinking of moving to Pensacola with school aged family members? Click Here to find out more about Pensacola area schools.
Pensacola Zip Codes
Best Beach Spots in Pensacola
No matter what you’re looking for, our beaches have it all! If you would like activities, food and more click this link to learn about the surrounding area.
Take a moment to review the guide below for some of the top spots!
The neighborhoods in Pensacola are so diverse. Check out these neighborhood guides to learn more about where you’d love to live.