kids encyclopedia robot

Brent, Florida facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Brent, Florida
Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida
Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Escambia
 • Total 10.39 sq mi (26.91 km2)
 • Land 10.23 sq mi (26.49 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
112 ft (34 m)
 • Total 23,447
 • Density 2,292.66/sq mi (885.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-08300
GNIS feature ID 279358

Brent is a census-designated place (CDP) in Escambia County, Florida, United States. The population was 21,804 at the 2010 census. It is a principal city of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is named after Francis Celestino Brent, who played an integral role in the development of Pensacola.


Brent is located at 30°28′14″N 87°14′57″W / 30.47056°N 87.24917°W / 30.47056; -87.24917 (30.470496, -87.249127), or 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Pensacola. The elevation is 112 feet (34 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.3 km2), of which 10.4 square miles (26.9 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.58%, is water.

The boundaries of the CDP include Fairfield Drive to the south, the city of Pensacola to the east, Interstate 10 (Ensley) to the north, and Bellview to the west.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 21,872
1990 21,624 −1.1%
2000 22,257 2.9%
2010 21,804 −2.0%
2020 23,447 7.5%

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,257 people, 7,008 households, and 4,800 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,132.4 people per square mile (823.1/km2). There were 7,796 housing units at an average density of 746.9/sq mi (288.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.87% White, 34.25% African American, 0.74% Native American, 2.28% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 7,008 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 24.1% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,488, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $26,390 versus $18,637 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,774. About 20.5% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.9% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


Brent is part of the Escambia County School District, which also serves the entire county.

kids search engine
Brent, Florida Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.