Escambia County population growth lags behind neighboring counties

Escambia County, Florida added only 344 people last year, according to the estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The population increased from 310,659 people as July 1, 2014 to 311,003 as of July 1, 2015.

Meanwhile, Santa Rosa County added 3,618 people going from 163,422 to 167,040 over the same period. Okaloosa County added 2,152 – 196,512 to 198,664.

To the west of Escambia County, Baldwin County, Ala. also had an increase – an estimated 3,598 going from 200,111 on 7/1/2014 to 203,709 on 7/1/2015.

The population estimate for the city of Pensacola is not available yet.