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Housing Profile
Escambia County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 309989. Escambia County ranks # 20 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 123757
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 65.7%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Escambia County is projected to have a population of 342202, ranking it # 23 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Escambia County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Escambia County 297619 309989 317099 325500 332902 338199 342202
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $119991. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $30458.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $198299.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $179963 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $149900, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Escambia County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Escambia County Single Family Homes 74900 83000 85000 92000 92900 98500 104500 110000 117900 143900 146700 147500 135000 143500 141400 140000 137500 148000 154900 155500 149900
Escambia County Condominiums 64950 127000 136000 132000 157500 188000 167000 275000 325000 302500 459800 410000 370000 305000 250000 275000 248000 270000 265000 275000 270000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Escambia County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Escambia County, Florida 892 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Escambia County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $741 for a studio apartment, $749 for a one-bedroom, $897 for a two-bedroom, $1243 for a three-bedroom, and $1581 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Escambia County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Escambia County 511 559 2086 9449 14088 12661 1526 537 205 89 47 2224 43982
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 34 licensed manufactured housing parks in Escambia with 1903 lots in 2012.
  • There are 171 licensed condominium developments in Escambia with 8637 units in 2012. Of these, 13 properties with 827 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Escambia County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Escambia County Escambia One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 7366 6362 4376 2522 2336 1978 2071 3383 4046 4746 5471
Escambia County Escambia Manufactured housing 124 126 136 70 39 46 37 68 80 79 78
Escambia County Escambia Multifamily 11 8 5 4 4 0 5 6 5 13 10
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

  • The Pensacola MSA had a foreclosure rate for 1-4 unit homes of 6.26% and a serious delinquency (90+ day) rate of 3.06% in September 2013.

    Source: Analysis of LPI Applied Analytics data by LISC, tabulated by the Urban Institute
Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 44293 Escambia County households (36%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 21379 households in Escambia County (17%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Escambia County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 79464 22914 21379
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Escambia County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 59640 11773 9866
Renter 19824 11141 11513
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Escambia County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $62000 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Escambia County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 1621 1752 11308
30.01-50% AMI 4274 4585 5901
50.01-80% AMI 10157 8369 2588
80.01+% AMI 63412 8208 1582
Total 79464 22914 21379
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 34438 households in Escambia County (27.8%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 28371 of elderly households in Escambia (82.4%) own their homes.
  • 9849 elderly households (29%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Escambia County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 24589 4953 4896
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Escambia County was 1909 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Escambia County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Escambia County 2004 22491 23575 26123 25252 14494 13979 5731 4529 138178 1.5 16.3 17.1 18.9 18.3 10.5 17.5
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Escambia County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Escambia County 1454 1.3 517 0.5 3184 2.3 1973 1.4
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File