Gulf County, FL

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Population

16,018

1.05% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$44,647

9.37% growth

Number of Employees

5,896

5.1% growth

Median Property Value

$151,400

15.2% growth

About

In 2017, Gulf County, FL had a population of 16k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $44,647. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gulf County, FL grew from 15,851 to 16,018, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $40,822 to $44,647, a 9.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gulf County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.68%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.693%). N/A% of the people in Gulf County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gulf County, FL is $151,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Gulf County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gulf County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Gulf County, FL employs 5.9k people. The largest industries in Gulf County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (753 people), Public Administration (656 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (607 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($73,361), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,617), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,045).

Median household income in Gulf County, FL is $44,647. Males in Gulf County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Gulf County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,647

2017 value

± $3,144

9.37%

1 Year Growth

± 10.1%

Households in Gulf County, FL have a median annual income of $44,647, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,822 in 2016, which represents a 9.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

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 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 9603

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gulf County, FL was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $52,540, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $45,619 and $37,293.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gulf County, FL (2.03k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,423 ± 267

  2. Black

    374 ± 177

  3. Two Or More

    212 ± 208

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gulf County, FL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

5.9k

2017 Value

± 604

5.1%

1 Year growth

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gulf County, FL grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 5.61k employees to 5.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gulf County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (729 people), Management Occupations (693 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (540 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gulf County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gulf County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (729 people), Management Occupations (693 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (540 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gulf County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (6.02 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.04 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gulf County, FL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($59,135), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,333), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($52,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.9k

2017 Value

± 604

5.1%

1 Year growth

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gulf County, FL grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 5.61k employees to 5.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gulf County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (753 people), Public Administration (656 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gulf County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Gulf 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 Gulf County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (753 people), Public Administration (656 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (607 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gulf County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.29 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.38 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gulf County, FL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($73,361), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,617), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,045).

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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. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($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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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% 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. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

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

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Health

86% of the population of Gulf County, FL has health coverage, with 30% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 21.8% on non-group plans, and 3.84% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gulf County, FL see 2645 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.1% decrease from the previous year (3189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7995 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1599 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

2,645 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gulf County, FL see an average of 2,645 patients per year. This represents a 17.1% decrease from the previous year (3,189 patients).

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

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

14%

Uninsured

30%

Employer Coverage

15.3%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

21.8%

Non-Group

3.84%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gulf County, FL declined by 9.46% from 15.4% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gulf 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

Gulf County, FL is home to a population of 16k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.45% of Gulf County, FL residents were born outside of the country (393 people).

In 2017, there were 4.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Gulf County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 589 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gulf County, FL was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Gulf County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gulf County, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

393 people

1.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

312 people

As of 2017, 2.45% of Gulf County, FL residents (393 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gulf County, FL was 1.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Gulf County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gulf County, FL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gulf County, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.9k ± 25

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2.69k ± 184

  3. White (Hispanic)

    589 ± 83

In 2017, there were 4.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Gulf County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 589 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Gulf County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    585 ± 135

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    205 ± 120

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    148 ± 78

Gulf County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gulf County, FL was $151,400 in 2017, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $131,400 to $151,400, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Gulf County, FL is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gulf County, FL have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gulf County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$151,400

2017 Median

± $22,502

$131,400

2016 Median

± $21,440

In 2017, the median property value in Gulf County, FL grew to to $151,400 from the previous year's value of $131,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gulf 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 Gulf County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$44,647

Median Household Income

± $3,144

5.3k

Number of Households

± 499

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.3k households in Gulf County, FL grew to $44,647 from the previous year's value of $40,822.

The following chart displays the households in Gulf 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gulf County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gulf County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

74.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Gulf County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gulf County, FL have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Gulf County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.1%

  2. Carpooled

    17.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gulf County, FL was Drove Alone (71.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (17.7%) and those who Worked At Home (6.54%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gulf County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gulf County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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