The most populous cities in area code 850 are: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, and Milton.
Other cities in the 850 area code include: Crestview, Panama City Beach, Marianna, Defuniak Springs, Chipley, Quincy, Crawfordville, Navarre, Miramar Beach, Gulf Breeze, Port Saint Joe, Perry, Lynn Haven, Madison, Vernon, Cantonment, Cottondale, Santa Rosa Beach, Valparaiso, Havana, Century, Jay, Panacea, Molino, Monticello, Baker, Destin, Greenville, Pinetta, Shalimar, Graceville, Bonifay, Eastpoint, Mc David, Holt, Laurel Hill, Freeport, Blountstown, Apalachicola, Grand Ridge, Youngstown, Malone, Lee, Bristol, Carrabelle, Westville, Altha, Alford, Chattahoochee, Wewahitchka, Ponce De Leon, Niceville, Mary Esther, Hosford, Sopchoppy, Caryville, Fountain, and Salem.
Tallahassee / ˌ t æ l ə ˈ h æ s i / is the capital of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2015, the population was 189,907, making the city the 126th-largest city in the United States. The population of the Tallahassee metropolitan area was 377,924 as of 2015. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Northwest Florida region as well as the main center for trade and agriculture in the Florida Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions.Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, ranked the nation's thirty-eighth best public university by U.S. News & World Report. It is also home to the Florida A&M University, one of the country's largest historically black universities by total enrollment. Tallahassee Community College is a large community college which serves mainly as a feeder school to both Florida State and Florida A&M. Tallahassee qualifies as a significant college town with a student population exceeding 70,000.Tallahassee is home to the Florida State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Governor's Mansion, and nearly 30 state agency headquarters. The city is also known for its large number of law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It is also a recognized regional center for scientific research, and home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. In 2015, Tallahassee was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League for the second time. Tallahassee is currently ranked as the 18th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.
Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 51,923, down from 56,255 at the 2000 census. Pensacola is the principal city of the Pensacola metropolitan area, which had an estimated 461,227 residents in 2012. Pensacola is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which is protected by the barrier island of Santa Rosa and connects to the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of Pensacola near Warrington ; it is the base of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum. The main campus of the University of West Florida is situated north of the city center.The area was originally inhabited by Muskogean peoples. The Pensacola people lived there at the time of European contact, and Creek people frequently visited and traded from present-day southern Alabama. Spanish explorer Tristán de Luna founded a short-lived settlement in 1559. In 1698 the Spanish established a presidio in the area, from which the modern city gradually developed. The area changed hands several times as European powers competed in North America. During Florida's British rule (1763–1789), fortifications were strengthened.It is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags", due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand of Florida panhandle beaches), "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", " Emerald Coast ", "Red Snapper Capital of the World", and "P-Cola".
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. Located along U.S. Route 98, it is the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. It is the more populated of two principal cities of the Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 36,484. When Panama City was incorporated in 1909, its original city limits were 15th Street (Hwy 98) on the north, Balboa Avenue on the west and Bay Avenue on the east.
The 850 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in Central Daylight Time is 3:16 AM on Apr 21, 2023.