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The 2000 Census showed that Escambia County had a population of 294,410 people. This represented 1.84% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Escambia had a population of 303,343 people. This is an increase of 3.03% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010297,619+1.09%-1.89% since 2009
2009303,343+3.03%+0.19% since 2008
2007302,580+2.78%-0.89% since 2006
2006305,287+3.69%+0.93% since 2005
2005302,476+2.74%+0.23% since 2004
2004301,768+2.5%+0.24% since 2003
2003301,040+2.25%+0.43% since 2002
2002299,746+1.81%+0.31% since 2001
2001298,831+1.5%+1.5% since 2000
2000294,410The Last Census

Escambia County had 124,647 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Escambia County has a total area<3> of 875 square miles [2,267 km²]. Of this total, 662 square miles [1,715 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (24.35%) being water (213.2 square miles [552 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Escambia County had a population density of 444.5 people per square mile [171.6 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Escambia County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Escambia and the state of Florida.

Click here for the Escambia County QuickFact (QF-12033).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Baldwin (AL)QF-01003   W179,878140,41528.1%
Escambia (AL)QF-01053   N37,43438,440-2.62%
Santa RosaQF-12113   NE151,759117,74328.89%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Escambia. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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