Escambia County is located in south Alabama. The County Seat is Brewton and the largest city is Atmore. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.escambia.al.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 37,733 and the 2010 census population was 38,319. The land area is 945.08 square miles and there are 40.5 persons per square mile.
62.4% of the population is White, 32.2% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 3.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 76.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,100, there are 13,681 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,540, the median household income is $30,687, and 25.4% of the persons in Escambia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,765. Retail sales (in $1000) were $379,587, and sales per capita were $10,089. The percentage of black-owned firms is 9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.3%.
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