Escambia County

Escambia County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Perdido River and Alabama on the west, the Escambia River and Santa Rosa County on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Escambia County, named for the Escambia River, was established in 1821 and was one of the first two counties in Florida along with St. Johns County which covered the eastern side. The derivation of Escambia is unclear, although it is probably of Indian origin. Tristan de Luna established a settlement at present-day Pensacola in 1559. 

 

Escambia County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
294,410
Population - 2010
297,619
Population - 2015 Est
306,944
Land Area (sq mi)
656
Water Area (sq mi)
218
Total Area (sq mi)
875
Average Rainfall
59
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
53

Official Listings

One of the main goals of Escambia County School District is to provide, promote and support educational environment that results in world class 21st century learning. Currently, Escambia County School District is responsible for the administration of over 50 public schools, serving approximately 40,000 students.

Pensacola Bay Center is a sports and entertainment arena located in Pensacola, Florida. Home to the Pensacola Ice Flyers SPHL team and hosts other sporting events and concerts. 

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

July 8, 2017

Location: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach at Pensacola Beach, Florida

Features the world-famous Blue Angels performing over Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island.

Pensacola Christian College is an Independent Baptist liberal arts college. Since its founding in 1974 it has focused on education from a Christian perspective.

April 28-30, 2017

Location: Bartram Park, Pensacola

Bring your appetite and dig in at the 33rd annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival featuring crawfish, cajun dishes, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more. 

Pensacola Little Theatre is a community theatre in Pensacola. It aims to create an enriching experience for both theatre audiences and artists.

Port Pensacola, strategically positioned along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is a diverse business focused, full service deep-water port offering stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, break-bulk, unitized freight, and special project cargo. most diverse and business focused deep-water port. 

The Saenger Theatre is a beautiful historic theatre in Pensacola. It was built in the Spanish Baroque/Rococo style in 1925, and has been dazzling audiences in all the years since.

University of West Florida opened it's doors in 1967 as an upper classmen university for Juniors and Seniors in Pensacola. Today more then 12,000 students attend UWF with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. 

The West Florida Public Library System is the library system of Escambia County. It has 7 branches, 5 of which are in Pensacola. The other 2 are in Century and Molino. It also has a bookmobile service.

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Homeschooled Kids & Co. is a local support group for families predominately from Escambia counties Alabama and Florida. Our group was formed in the 1990's when local Christian families who were homeschooling decided to come together for support and fellowship.