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Panama City is a city in Bay County.

It is the county seat.

So named because it was on a direct line from Chicago and the Panama Canal.

The latitude of Panama City is 30.158N. The longitude is -85.66W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,085.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,572
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Panama City demographic reports
Panama City is on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew's Bay.
Shipbuilding center during World War II
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 378. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 10.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "The Truman Show"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
· Dan Peek, musician (America)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Central Panhandle Fair - Oct. 1-6, 2007
  • Friday Fest - May 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Panama City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: St. Andrews State Recreation Area, Zoo World Zoological and Botanical Park
Panama City attractions: Gulf World
Historic sites and museums: John Hargrove Motor Car Museum, Junior Museum of Bay County
Colleges and universities: Gulf Coast Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 83

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Panama City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Panama City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Panama City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Panama City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Panama City was $17,830, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Panama City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Panama City festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Panama City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $791.


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Libraries in Panama City include Bay County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Panama City include Panama City News Herald

TV stations in Panama City include WFSG, WJHG, WMBB, WPGX.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFSW., WKGC-FM., WKGC-AM.

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Politics

Bay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Panama City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Panama City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Panama City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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