Myrtle Grove, Florida

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Myrtle Grove, Florida
Home of Chris Johnson
Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida
Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°25′12″N 87°18′9″W / 30.42000°N 87.30250°W / 30.42000; -87.30250Coordinates: 30°25′12″N 87°18′9″W / 30.42000°N 87.30250°W / 30.42000; -87.30250
Country United States
State Florida
County Escambia
 • Total6.7 sq mi (17.4 km2)
 • Land6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
75 ft (23 m)
 • Total15,870
 • Density2,389/sq mi (922.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code12-47550[1]
GNIS feature ID0287503[2]

Myrtle Grove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Escambia County, Florida, United States. The population was 15,870 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the PensacolaFerry PassBrent Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Myrtle Grove is located at 30°25′12″N 87°18′9″W / 30.42000°N 87.30250°W / 30.42000; -87.30250 (30.419997, -87.302492).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.4 km2), of which 6.6 square miles (17.2 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.17%, is water.[3]

The boundaries of the CDP include an area near Blue Angel Parkway to the west, Bellview to the north, Warrington to the south, and West Pensacola to the east.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,211 people, 6,196 households, and 4,126 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,606.1 people per square mile (1,006.8/km²). There were 6,811 housing units at an average density of 1,031.3/sq mi (398.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.24% White, 13.49% African American, 0.89% Native American, 5.01% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.30% of the population.

There were 6,196 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 15.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,601, and the median income for a family was $39,646. Males had a median income of $26,737 versus $21,689 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,268. About 11.7% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.


Myrtle Grove is part of the Escambia County School District, which also serves the entire county.[7] Myrtle Grove is the home to Escambia High School.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Myrtle Grove CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Boundary Map and Geodata for the CDP of Myrtle Grove in Florida. MapTechnica. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  7. ^ Escambia County School District