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1.72% growth
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Median Household Income
2.55% growth
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Number of Employees
2.15% growth
Median Property Value
2.98% growth

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The economy of Bay County, FL employs 79,570 people. The economy of Bay County, FL is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Accommodation & Food Service; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 1.71; 1.62; and 1.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bay County, FL are Retail trade (11,763), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,201), and Accommodation & Food Service (9,681), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,881), Finance & Insurance ($37,065), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($36,484).

Median household income in Bay County, FL is $48,577. Males in Bay County, FL have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,623. The income inequality of Bay County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bay County, FL. In Bay County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 55 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,437. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Bay County, FL is home to a population of 178,361 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bay County, FL is composed of 138,564 White residents (77.7%), 18,777 Black residents (10.5%), 10,217 Hispanic residents (5.73%), 5,297 Two+ residents (2.97%), and 4,008 Asian residents (2.25%). The most common foreign languages in Bay County, FL are Spanish (4,792 speakers), Vietnamese (1,019 speakers), and Tagalog (504 speakers), but compared to other places, Bay County, FL has a relative high number of Thai (130 speakers), Hungarian (66 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,019 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bay County, FL awarded 1,380 degrees. The student population of Bay County, FL is skewed towards females, with 499 male students and 881 female students. Most students in Bay County, FL are White (1,068 and 77.4%), followed by Black or African American (121 and 8.77%), Hispanic or Latino (65 and 4.71%), and Two or more races (50 and 3.62%). The largest universities in Bay County, FL by number of graduates are Gulf Coast State College (1,215 and 88%), Tom P Haney Technical Center (165 and 12%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bay County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (595 and 43.1%), Registered Nursing (115 and 8.33%), and Physical Therapy Technician (22 and 1.59%). The median tuition costs in Bay County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,750 and $7,064 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bay County, FL is $162,500, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $157,800 to $162,500, a 2.98% increase. The homeownership rate of Bay County, FL is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bay County, FL have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bay County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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