Collier County, FL

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Population

372,880

2.12% growth

Median Age

50.8


Median Household Income

$66,048

7.87% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

158,695

2.3% growth

Median Property Value

$358,900

0.448% growth

About

In 2017, Collier County, FL had a population of 373k people with a median age of 50.8 and a median household income of $66,048. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Collier County, FL grew from 365,136 to 372,880, a 2.12% increase and its median household income grew from $61,228 to $66,048, a 7.87% increase.

The population of Collier County, FL is 62.9% White Alone, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.89% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Collier County, FL speak a non-English language, and 84.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Collier County, FL are Lorenzo Walker Technical College (464 degrees awarded in 2016), Hodges University (439 degrees), and Ave Maria University (225 degrees).

The median property value in Collier County, FL is $358,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.3%. Most people in Collier County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Collier County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Collier County, FL employs 159k people. The largest industries in Collier County, FL are Retail Trade (21,056 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,360 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (17,988 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($250,001), Public Administration ($63,140), and Finance & Insurance ($54,815).

Median household income in Collier County, FL is $66,048. Males in Collier County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Collier County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,048

2017 value

± $3,069

7.87%

1 Year Growth

± 6.68%

Households in Collier County, FL have a median annual income of $66,048, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,228 in 2016, which represents a 7.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Collier County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 102.15

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Collier County, FL was Census Tract 102.15 with a value of $178,158, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $170,500 and $131,477.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Collier County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Collier County, FL (45.4k out of 353k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    36,040 ± 1,631

  2. Hispanic

    22,218 ± 1,395

  3. Black

    6,202 ± 701

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Collier County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

159k

2017 Value

± 8,157

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 7.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Collier County, FL grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 155k employees to 159k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Collier County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (21,855 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,570 people), and Management Occupations (15,676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Collier County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Collier County, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (21,855 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,570 people), and Management Occupations (15,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Collier County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.49 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.94 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Collier County, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,466), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($100,647), and Management Occupations ($81,411).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

159k

2017 Value

± 8,157

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 7.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Collier County, FL grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 155k employees to 159k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Collier County, FL, are Retail Trade (21,056 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,360 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (17,988 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Collier County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Collier County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Collier County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (21,056 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,360 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (17,988 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Collier County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.27 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.22 times), and Construction (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Collier County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($250,001), Public Administration ($63,140), and Finance & Insurance ($54,815).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84% of the population of Collier County, FL has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 24.9% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.924% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Collier County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Collier County, FL see 1407 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.56% decrease from the previous year (1459 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1534 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1080 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,407 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Collier County, FL see an average of 1,407 patients per year. This represents a 3.56% decrease from the previous year (1,459 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Collier County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

12%

Medicaid

24.9%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

0.924%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Collier County, FL declined by 1.35% from 16.2% to 16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Collier County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Collier County, FL is home to a population of 373k people, from which 84.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.2% of Collier County, FL residents were born outside of the country (86.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Collier County, FL is composed of 234k White Alone residents (62.9%), 104k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.8%), 25.7k Black or African American Alone residents (6.89%), 5.56k Asian Alone residents (1.49%), 2.72k Two or More Races residents (0.728%), 610 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.164%), 369 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.099%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Collier County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

54

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Collier County, FL was 50.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Collier County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Collier County, FL residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

86.6k people

22.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

82.9k people

As of 2017, 23.2% of Collier County, FL residents (86.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Collier County, FL was 22.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

84.8%

2017 Citizenship

85.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.8% of Collier County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Collier County, FL was 85.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    234k ± 326

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    104k ± 2.26k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    25.7k ± 1.04k

In 2017, there were 2.26 times more White Alone residents (234k people) in Collier County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104k Hispanic or Latino and 25.7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Collier County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Collier County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Collier County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Collier County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,250 ± 1,198

  2. Korea

    4,540 ± 1,143

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,230 ± 1,155

Collier County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Collier County, FL awarded 1,439 degrees. The student population of Collier County, FL is skewed towards women, with 1,878 male students and 2,265 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Collier County, FL are White (662 and 46.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (513 and 35.9%), Black or African American (163 and 11.4%), and Unknown (44 and 3.08%).

The largest universities in Collier County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Lorenzo Walker Technical College (464 and 32.2%), Hodges University (439 and 30.5%), and Ave Maria University (225 and 15.6%).

The most popular majors in Collier County, FL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (89 and 6.18%), Nurse Anesthetist (84 and 5.84%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (78 and 5.42%).

The median tuition costs in Collier County, FL are $15,766 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Collier County, FL was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Collier County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 464 degrees awarded

  2. 439 degrees awarded

  3. 225 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$15,766

Median Private

In 2016, the Collier County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lorenzo Walker Technical College with 464 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

590

Degrees Awarded to Men

849

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 590 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Collier County, FL, which is 0.695 times less than the 849 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    662 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    513 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    163 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Collier County, FL were to White students. These 662 degrees mean that there were 1.29 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 513 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Collier County, FL was $358,900 in 2017, which is 1.65 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $357,300 to $358,900, a 0.448% increase. The homeownership rate in Collier County, FL is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Collier County, FL have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Collier County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,048

Median Household Income

± $3,069

144k

Number of Households

± 6,708

In 2017, the median household income of the 144k households in Collier County, FL grew to $66,048 from the previous year's value of $61,228.

The following chart displays the households in Collier County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$358,900

2017 Median

± $12,661

$357,300

2016 Median

± $14,196

In 2017, the median property value in Collier County, FL grew to to $358,900 from the previous year's value of $357,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Collier County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Collier County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Collier County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Collier County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.3% of the housing units in Collier County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Collier County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Collier County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Collier County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Collier County, FL have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Collier County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Collier County, FL was Drove Alone (75.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.9%) and those who Worked At Home (7.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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