Panama City, Florida Panama City is a city located in Bay County, Florida. As
of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 36,417. In
1927, the former cities of St. Andrews and Millville were added
to Panama City. It is the county seat of Bay County, located just
east on the Gulf Coast from
vacation destination Panama City Beach.
Panama City, Florida Geography
Panama City is located at 30°10'28" North, 85°39'52"
West (30.174451, -85.664480)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total
area of 69.1 km² (26.7 mi²). 53.1 km² (20.5 mi²)
of it is land and 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is water. The
total area is 23.12% water. When Panama City was incorporated in
1909, its original city limits were 15th Street (Hwy 98) on the
north, Balboa Avenue on the west and Bay Avenue on the east.
Panama City, Florida Demographics
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 36,417 people, 14,819 households,
and 9,039 families residing in the city. The population density
is 685.2/km² (1,774.8/mi²). There are 16,548 housing units
at an average density of 311.4/km² (806.5/mi²). The racial
makeup of the city is 73.64% White, 21.45% African American, 0.63%
Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from
other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population
are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 14,819 households out of which 27.6% have children under
the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% are married couples living
together, 15.4% have a female householder with no husband present,
and 39.0% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up
of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years
of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average
family size is 2.92.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age
of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to
64, and 15.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is
37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $31,572, and the
median income for a family is $40,890. Males have a median income
of $30,401 versus $21,431 for females. The per capita income for
the city is $17,830. 17.2% of the population and 12.1% of families
are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.5% of
those under the age of 18 and 14.9% of those 65 and older are living
below the poverty line.
Major employers in the Bay County area include Tyndall Air Force
Base, the Coastal Systems Station-Naval Surface Warfare Center,
Gulf Power, Arizona Chemical, Stone Container, and Berg Pipe. Gulf
Coast Community College and Florida State University (Panama City
Campus) offer educational opportunities.
The city is served by Panama City-Bay County International Airport
Panama City Beach Tourism
The City of Panama City Beach and Bay County are certainly
one of "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches"... with a
style all their own.
White sandy beaches, tropical emerald-green water and a year-round
moderate climate make a tempting location for millions of visitors
around the nation and around the world. Many visitors come here
on vacation first and then don't want to leave. There are over 16
miles of beach in the City with an additional 11 miles of beach
in the County that are all on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew
There are three state parks ranked among the nation's top 20 beaches.
St. Andrews Park encompasses 1,063 acres of beaches, dunes, pine
flatwoods, salt- and freshwater marshes. Camping and picnic facilities
are abundant. Shell Island, across the Bay, is an uninhabited barrier
island that can only be visited by boat.
Our accommodations include nationally-recognized condos and resorts,
also impressive meeting facilities, with 40,000+ square foot meeting
We feature award-winning restaurants that present a pleasing blend
of Southern charm and international cuisine.
Other entertainment options include: amusement and water parks,
a zoo and marine park, boat excursions, movie complexes and numerous
night clubs and family entertainment facilities.