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Encyclopedia > Panama City Beach, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida
Flag of Panama City Beach, Florida
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Official seal of Panama City Beach, Florida
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Nickname: The World's Most Beautiful Beaches
Location in Bay County and the state of Florida
Location in Bay County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°10′36″N 85°48′20″W / 30.17667, -85.80556
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Florida Florida
County  Bay
Incorporated 1969
Government
 - Mayor Gayle Oberst
 - City Manager Richard Jackson
Area
 - Total 7.0 sq mi (18.2 km²)
 - Land 6.9 sq mi (18.0 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,671
 - Density 1,104.9/sq mi (426.8/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP 32401, 32407, 32408, 32413, 32417
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-54725[1]
GNIS feature ID 0308451[2]
Website: http://www.pcbgov.com

The City of Panama City Beach (a/k/a Panama City Beach, or simply "PCB") is a separate incorporated city on the west side of the Hathaway Bridge just to the west of its sister city, the larger and older Panama City, in Bay County, Florida, United States. Panama City Beach's slogan is "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches" due to the unique sugar-white sandy beaches of the NW Florida "panhandle" area. 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 Pcb_city_seal. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Bay_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Panama_City_Beach_Highlighted. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Richard Jackson (born April 18, 1980 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England) is an English footballer who has played for two English clubs. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... The area code 850 is in use for the northwestern region of Florida. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... 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. ... Panama City is a city located along U.S. Highway 98 in Bay County, Florida. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


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Real estate boom

A construction boom is raising the economic image of the area, known informally as the "Redneck Riviera" due to the older homes & downtrodden motels, as pricey high-rise condominiums and luxury homes replace the older structures. However, this is turning unobstructed, low-rise beach views and affordable waterfront property into rarities. In other words someone made the whole town out of macaroni and cheese with a cherry on top. Many beachfront properties have quadrupled or more in value since 2000, so much so that CNN/Money named Panama City Beach as the #1 real estate market in America for the next 5 years in November 2006.[1] Beachfront property has sold for upwards of $60,000 per "front foot" (linear foot) at the top of the market. The downturn in the USA real estate market in 2007, combined with a flux of new condo construction have brought spiraling prices somewhat under control, but they are still at lofty levels from their pre-boom days of the 1990's, yet still undervalued compared to other Northwest Florida coastal cities like Destin.[2] Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ...


Geography

Panama City Beach is located at 30°12′27″N, 85°51′5″W (30.207362, -85.851485)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²)— 6.9 square miles (18.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.42%) is water. There is approximately 27 miles of shoreline in Panama City Beach with approximately half of it fronting the Gulf of Mexico.[3] 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. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,671 people, 3,529 households, and 2,219 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,104.9 persons per square mile (426.8/km²). There were 8,910 housing units at an average density of 1,283.4 houses per square mile (495.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.21% White, 0.87% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% 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. ... 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. ...


Households in Panama City Beach are predominantly married couples without children or POSSLQs. There were 3,529 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.66. POSSLQ is abbreviation (or acronym) for Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters, a term coined in the late 1970s by the United States Census Bureau as part of an effort to more accurately gauge the prevalence of cohabitation in American households. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,198, and the median income for a family was $49,127. Males had a median income of $32,459 versus $22,358 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,734. About 2.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 4.5% 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. ...


According to the 2005 U.S. Census Bureau's Estimates, the beach area continues to grow very rapidly at 11,477. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Major employers in Panama City Beach include the Coastal Systems Station-Naval Surface Warfare Center, St. Joe, Nextel as well as tourism and hospitality industries.


Trivia

  • The final episode of WCW Monday Nitro was broadcast from there in March 2001.
  • The Florida Ironman Triathlon has been taking place here in November every year since 1999.
  • The Black Lips song, "Dirty Hands" makes fun of spring breakers at Panama City Beach, with the line "I got a tattoo of a dolphin on my belly button and Bobby got a tattoo that said Panama City Beach 3003"
  • Several other songs also reference Panama City Beach, such as "Laughed Until We Cried" by Jason Aldean, and "Panama City" by Donovan Chapman.

WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... Swimmers cross the waters of Kailua-Kona Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii in the first leg of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. ... The Black Lips are a self-described flower punk band from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Jason Aldean (born Jason Aldine Williams February 28, 1977) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Donovan Chapman is an American country music artist. ...

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  • Panama City Beach, Florida is at coordinates 30°12′27″N 85°51′05″W / 30.207362, -85.851485 (Panama City Beach, Florida)Coordinates: 30°12′27″N 85°51′05″W / 30.207362, -85.851485 (Panama City Beach, Florida)

 
 

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