Duval County, FL

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Population

950,181

1.31% growth

Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$55,832

7.24% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

462,060

1.85% growth

Median Property Value

$191,500

3.01% growth

About

In 2018, Duval County, FL had a population of 950k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $55,832. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Duval County, FL grew from 937,934 to 950,181, a 1.31% increase and its median household income grew from $52,062 to $55,832, a 7.24% increase.

The population of Duval County, FL is 52.2% White Alone, 29% Black or African American Alone, and 10.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Duval County, FL speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Duval County, FL are Florida State College at Jacksonville (7,791 degrees awarded in 2017), University of North Florida (4,174 degrees), and Jacksonville University (1,403 degrees).

The median property value in Duval County, FL is $191,500, and the homeownership rate is 54.9%. Most people in Duval County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Duval County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Duval County, FL employs 462k people. The largest industries in Duval County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (65,976 people), Retail Trade (55,772 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (38,615 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,011), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,765), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,342).

Median household income in Duval County, FL is $55,832. Males in Duval County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Duval County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,832

2018 value

± $1,959

7.24%

1 Year Growth

± 4.11%

Households in Duval County, FL have a median annual income of $55,832, 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 $52,062 in 2017, which represents a 7.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 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

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 130

  2. Census Tract 143.30

  3. Census Tract 139.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Duval County, FL was Census Tract 130 with a value of $110,536, followed by Census Tract 143.30 and Census Tract 139.05, with respective values of $110,395 and $107,375.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Duval County, FL (143k out of 891k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Black

    67,626 ± 2,003

  2. White

    62,458 ± 2,126

  3. Hispanic

    14,408 ± 1,053

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

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

462k

2018 Value

± 13,365

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 3.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Duval County, FL grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 454k employees to 462k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Duval County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54,928 people), Sales & Related Occupations (46,535 people), and Management Occupations (44,009 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Duval County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Duval County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54,928 people), Sales & Related Occupations (46,535 people), and Management Occupations (44,009 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Duval County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.3 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.21 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Duval County, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,457), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,238), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,758).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

462k

2018 Value

± 13,365

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 3.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Duval County, FL grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 454k employees to 462k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Duval County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65,976 people), Retail Trade (55,772 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (38,615 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Duval County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Duval 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 Duval County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65,976 people), Retail Trade (55,772 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (38,615 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Duval County, FL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.77 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.5 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Duval County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,011), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,765), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,342).

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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

88.2% of the population of Duval County, FL has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 9.33% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 4.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Duval County, FL see 1169 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% increase from the previous year (1154 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1267 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 615 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

1,169 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Duval County, FL see an average of 1,169 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% increase from the previous year (1,154 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Duval 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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

11.8%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

17%

Medicaid

9.33%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

4.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Duval County, FL grew by 4.85% from 11.2% to 11.8%.

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

Duval County, FL is home to a population of 950k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 10% of Duval County, FL residents were born outside of the country (94.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Duval County, FL is composed of 496k White Alone residents (52.2%), 275k Black or African American Alone residents (29%), 96.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.1%), 43.5k Asian Alone residents (4.58%), 30.9k Two or More Races residents (3.25%), 4.49k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.472%), 3.31k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.349%), and 409 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.043%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Duval County, FL was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Duval County, FL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Duval County, FL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

94.2k people

9.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

87.6k people

As of 2017, 10% of Duval County, FL residents (94.2k 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 Duval County, FL was 9.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

94.3%

2018 Citizenship

94.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.3% of Duval County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Duval County, FL was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    496k ± 1.66k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    275k ± 3.56k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    96.3k ± 7.89k

In 2018, there were 1.8 times more White Alone residents (496k people) in Duval County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 275k Black or African American Alone and 96.3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    24,195 ± 3,258

  2. Vietnam

    20,122 ± 2,157

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    18,766 ± 2,427

Duval County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Duval County, FL awarded 16,730 degrees. The student population of Duval County, FL is skewed towards women, with 20,924 male students and 29,589 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Duval County, FL are White (8,963 and 54.3%), followed by Black or African American (3,606 and 21.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,428 and 8.65%), and Unknown (1,338 and 8.1%).

The largest universities in Duval County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida State College at Jacksonville (7,791 and 46.6%), University of North Florida (4,174 and 24.9%), and Jacksonville University (1,403 and 8.39%).

The most popular majors in Duval County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,246 and 19.4%), Registered Nursing (1,698 and 10.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (964 and 5.76%).

The median tuition costs in Duval County, FL are $13,325 for private four year colleges, and $2,974 and $12,073 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,170 degrees awarded

  2. 357 degrees awarded

  3. 254 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Duval County, FL was Registered Nursing with 1,170 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,791 degrees awarded

  2. 4,174 degrees awarded

  3. 1,403 degrees awarded

$2,974

Median In-State Public

$13,325

Median Private

In 2017, the Duval County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida State College at Jacksonville with 7,791 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,019

Degrees Awarded to Men

9,711

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 7,019 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Duval County, FL, which is 0.723 times less than the 9,711 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Duval County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,963 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,606 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,428 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Duval County, FL were to White students. These 8,963 degrees mean that there were 2.49 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,606 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Duval County, FL was $191,500 in 2018, which is 0.834 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $185,900 to $191,500, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Duval County, FL is 54.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Duval County, FL have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Duval County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$191,500

2018 Median

± $4,460

$185,900

2017 Median

± $4,987

In 2018, the median property value in Duval County, FL grew to to $191,500 from the previous year's value of $185,900.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$55,832

Median Household Income

± $1,959

367k

Number of Households

± 10,897

In 2018, the median household income of the 367k households in Duval County, FL grew to $55,832 from the previous year's value of $52,062.

The following chart displays the households in Duval 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 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Duval County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Duval County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.9%

2018 Homeownership

55.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 54.9% of the housing units in Duval County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Duval County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Duval County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.51%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.22%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Duval County, FL was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.51%) and those who Worked At Home (5.22%).

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

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