Panama City, Florida
|Panama City, Florida|
Harrison Avenue in Downtown Panama City|
Harrison Avenue in Downtown Panama City
|Nickname(s): "PC, And The Redneck Riviera"|
Location in Bay County and the state of Florida
|• Mayor||Scott Clemons|
|• City||69.1 km2 (26.7 sq mi)|
|• Land||53.1 km2 (20.5 sq mi)|
|• Water||16.0 km2 (6.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Density||685.2/km2 (1,774.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Zip Codes||32401, 32402, 32403, 32404, 32405, 32406, 32407, 32408, 32409, 32411, 32412, 32413, 32417, 32461|
|GNIS feature ID||0288448Template:GR|
The City of Panama City is a city located along U.S. Highway 98 in Bay County, Florida. It is the largest city between Pensacola, Florida and Tallahassee, Florida. It is the larger (population wise) of two principal cities of the Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 36,417; by 2005, the city's population had grown to 37,188, according to Census Bureau estimates. It is the county seat of Bay CountyTemplate:GR and is located just east of the vacation destination Panama City Beach.
Major employers in the Bay County area include Tyndall Air Force Base (located east of the city), the Coastal Systems Station-Naval Surface Warfare Center, Gulf Power, Arizona Chemical, Stone Container, Sallie Mae, and Berg Pipe. Gulf Coast Community College and a satellite campus of Florida State University offer educational opportunities.
The city is served by Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city limits encompass an area of 26.7 square miles (69.1 km²)—20.5 square miles (53.1 km²) of it is land and 6.2 square miles (16.0 km² or 23.12%) of it is water.
As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 36,417 people, 14,819 households, and 9,039 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,774.8 people per square mile (685.2/km²). There were 16,548 housing units at an average density of 806.5 per square mile (311.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.64% White, 21.45% African American, 1.55% Asian, 0.63% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.91% of the population.
There were 14,819 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,572, and the median income for a family was $40,890. Males had a median income of $30,401 versus $21,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,830. About 12.1% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.
- The News Herald, newspaper
- WMBB, ABC affiliate on channel 13
- WJHG, NBC affiliate on channel 7 (The CW & My Network TV digital)
- WPGX, FOX affiliate on channel 28
- WFSU/WFSG, PBS affiliate on channel 56
- WYYX, 97X, Panama City's Rock Station
- Bay Broadcasting, WBPC-FM, Classic Hits & Alabama Football
- WILN, Island 106, CHR
- WPAP, country
- WFLF, Fox News Radio
- WEBZ Urban
- WPBH Rock 93.5 Classic rock
- WFSY adult contemporary
- WYOO, talk radio
- WFSG, public radio
- WKGC, public radio
- WDIZ The Breeze 590AM, Adult Standards - Easy Listening
- WRBA Arrow 95.9 Classic rock
Panama City is home to the HHC 1-124TH Infantry (Light) which is part of Florida Army National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade.