Escambia County

Escambia County population growth lags behind surrounding counties

March 23, 2017

Since 2010, the population growth rate of Escambia County, 5.7%, has lagged behind the growth of its neighboring counties–Okaloosa 11.3%, Santa Rosa 11.5%, and Baldwin Co., Ala. 13.8%.  The rate slowed in Okaloosa in 2016, but Escambia was still half the growth of the other counties.

The Villages, Fla., a metro area west of the Orlando metro area, was the nation’s fastest-growing metro area for the third year in a row, as its population increased 4.3 percent between 2014 and 2015. It was joined in the top 20 by five others in the Sunshine State: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford and Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island.

 

2010 2015 2016 Over Last Yr % Since 2010

%

Escambia 298,164 311,236 315,187 1.3% 5.7%
Okaloosa 180,762 198,681 201,170 1.3% 11.3%
Santa Rosa 152,952 166,850 170,497 2.2% 11.5%
Baldwin 183,199 203,690 208,563 2.4% 13.8%

 

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  • Tim March 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Rick,
    Is BEBR the source of these data?

    • Rick Outzen March 24, 2017 at 11:03 am

      U.S. Census