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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