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Encyclopedia > Panama City, Florida
Panama City, Florida
Location in Bay County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°10′28″N 85°39′52″W / 30.17444, -85.66444
Country United States
State Florida
County Bay
Incorporated 1909
Government
 - Mayor Scott Clemons
Area
 - Total 69.1 km² (26.7 sq mi)
 - Land 53.1 km² (20.5 sq mi)
 - Water 16.0 km² (6.2 sq mi)
Elevation m (26 ft)
Population (2000)
 - Total 36,417
 - Density 685.2/km² (1,774.8/sq mi)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-54700GR2
GNIS feature ID 0288448GR3
Website: www.cityofpanamacity.com

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 CountyGR6 and is located just east of the vacation destination Panama City Beach. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 349 KB) Description: Panama City Beach, Florida, USA File links The following pages link to this file: Panama City Beach, Florida ... Image File history File links Bay_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Panama_City_Highlighted. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Image File history File links Blank. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 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GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... United States Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Nickname: The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County founded 1953 incorporated 1969 Mayor Lee Sullivan Area    - City 18. ...


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. Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Tyndall Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force in Bay County, Florida, United States. ... The Naval Surface Warfare Center is a U.S. Naval organization under the oversight of NAVSEA. NSWC consists of 6 divisions: Dahlgren, Crane, Carderock, Indian Head, Port Hueneme and Corona. ... Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ...


The city is served by Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN). Panama City-Bay County International Airport (IATA: PFN, ICAO: KPFN) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Panama City in Bay County, Florida, USA. // History Panama City – Bay County International Airport (PFN) began as a private field owned by J.B. Atkins, a citizen of Panama...


In 2006, Panama City was named the best place to invest in real estate in the US by CNN's Business 2.0 magazine. [1] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... cover Business 2. ...

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Geography

Panama City is located at 30°10′28″N, 85°39′52″W (30.174451, -85.664480)GR1, within the Florida Panhandle and along the Emerald Coast. The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... Emerald-green waters in Destin, FL, part of the Emerald Coast. Pensacola Beach, part of the Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast (sometimes called the Redneck Riviera) is an area in the southeastern United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, roughly bounded by Pensacola, Florida on the west...


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. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 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. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


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 per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Local Media

WMBB News13 is a full power television station -- as an ABC network affiliate, it serves the entire Panama City, Florida metropolitan area. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WJHG, channel 7 is the NBC affiliate for Panama City, Florida. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... WPGX is the Fox network affiliate for Panama City, Florida. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The Fox News Channel is a top-rated U.S. conservative cable and satellite news channel, who claims to provide fair & balanced news. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format similar to an urban contemporary format. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ...

Cultural References

  • Scenes of Panama City and nearby Panama City Beach feature prominently in the 1993 film Ruby in Paradise.
  • In an episode of Reno 911, it is revealed that Deputy Travis Junior has a brother, Henry Junior Junior, that is from Panama City, Florida
  • In an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Space Ghost mentions a tattoo he got in Panama City.
  • In an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the Aqua Teens vacation in Panama City.
  • In an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, Commander Charles Tucker III reveals that he attended fictional Bay Shore Elementary in Panama City, Florida.
  • In an episode of The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert comes to a tattoo parlor in Panama City
  • In the John Grisham novel The Firm, Mitch McDeere's mother has retired to Panama City.
  • Panama City was the setting for the 1980 Henry Fonda movie Gideon's Trumpet, which was in turn based upon the real life court case of Gideon_v._Wainwright.
  • In the Sammy Kershaw song "Cadillac Style," (1992) Kershaw sings in the second verse, "Well I don't have a condo in Panama City."

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External links

Coordinates: 30.174451° N 85.66448° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • USGS GNIS: Panama City, Florida

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