Escambia County


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Escambia County, Alabama

PO Box 856
Brewton, AL 36427
Phone: (251) 867-0305
Fax: (251) 867-0365
www.co.escambia.al.us

On southern border of AL; organized Dec 10, 1868 from Baldwin and Conecuh counties. Name Origin: For Escambia River, probably a Spanish rendering of a Choctaw or Chickasaw Indian word but origin is in dispute. There may be a connection to Spanish cambiar 'to exchange, trade, barter.' River formerly called the Pensacola.

Area (sq mi):: 952.95 (land 947.38; water 5.57) Population per square mile: 40.20
Population 2005: 38,082 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 8.20% Population 2000: 38,440 (White 63.90%; Black or African American 30.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.50%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,396; median household $28,319; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,687-$19,758
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 25.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Escambia County, Florida

PO Box 1591
Pensacola, FL 32591
Phone: (850) 595-4900
Fax: (850) 595-4908
www.co.escambia.fl.us

On northwestern border of FL, bordered on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; original county; organized Jul 21, 1822 (prior to statehood). It is one of the two first counties; the other is Saint Johns. Name Origin: For the river, which forms its eastern border; probably a Spanish rendering of a Choctaw or Chickasaw Indian word but origin is in dispute. River formerly called the Pensacola. There may be a connection to Spanish cambiar 'to trade.'

Area (sq mi):: 875.57 (land 662.35; water 213.21) Population per square mile: 448.10
Population 2005: 296,772 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 12.00% Population 2000: 294,410 (White 70.90%; Black or African American 21.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 2.20%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,641; median household $35,234; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,279-$25,168
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pensacola County seat (54,734)

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    The blast partially leveled the four-story Escambia County Jail's central booking facility in Pensacola, which held roughly 600 inmates, at about 11 p.
    An elderly woman died late Tuesday in Escambia County after high waters submerged her car on a highway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
    The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Escambia County bench brought about by the retirement of Judge Thomas E.
    This marked Pen Air FCU's first student-run credit union in Escambia County, Fla.
    Keith Wilkins, a community services chief for Florida's Escambia County, said: "It's inevitable we will see it on the beaches.
    Participating in the dedication ceremony were Florida Bar President Jesse Diner, Florida Bar Foundation President Adele Stone, First Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Terry Terrell, Escambia County Clerk of Court Ernie Lee Magaha, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association President Valerie Prevatte, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Foundation President Stephen Echsner, and Escambia Board of County Commissioners Chair Grover Robinson.
    Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told reporters around lunchtime today that he's looking to speak to Pamela Laverne Long.
    It looks like a clear case of self-defense," reported the spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Glenn Austin.
    Escambia County Department of Solid Waste Management, Cantonment, Fla.
    Ed had a notion that he would take the pennies to Escambia County Bank (assets: $95 million) and cash them in.
    Twelve people were still missing in Escambia County and at least a dozen in Santa Rosa County, but it was unclear whether they were in danger or had simply evacuated without notifying relatives, said Sony a Smith, spokeswoman for the county emergency operations centre.
    Most recently, LEAF convinced the state legislature to set up a community environmental health clinic within the Escambia County Health Department, creating a partnership between the health department and local community groups that had suffered an unusual number of respiratory ailments and cancers, possibly because of living near the local Escambia Treating Company and Agrico Chemical Company Superfund sites.