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Escambia County, Florida

Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its county seat is Pensacola, Florida6.

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History Escambia County was created in 1821. It was named for the Escambia River[?], whose name in turn comes from a Spanish word for "barter" or "exchange."

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,268 km² (876 mi²). 1,715 km² (662 mi²) of it is land and 552 km² (213 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 24.35% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 294,410 people, 111,049 households, and 74,180 families residing in the county. The population density is 172/km² (444/mi²). There are 124,647 housing units at an average density of 73/km² (188/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.35% White, 21.40% African American, 0.90% Native American, 2.21% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. 2.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 111,049 households out of which 29.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.80% are married couples living together, 15.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,234, and the median income for a family is $41,708. Males have a median income of $31,054 versus $22,023 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,641. 15.40% of the population and 12.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.70% are under the age of 18 and 9.60% are 65 or older.

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