Lake County, FL

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Population

356,495

3.03% growth

Median Age

47.3


Median Household Income

$52,096

1.39% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

143,797

0.493% decline

Median Property Value

$204,000

10.2% growth

About

In 2018, Lake County, FL had a population of 356k people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $52,096. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lake County, FL grew from 346,017 to 356,495, a 3.03% increase and its median household income grew from $51,383 to $52,096, a 1.39% increase.

The population of Lake County, FL is 69.2% White Alone, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lake County, FL speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, FL are Lake-Sumter State College (776 degrees awarded in 2017), Lake Technical College (561 degrees), and Beacon College (64 degrees).

The median property value in Lake County, FL is $204,000, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Lake County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, FL employs 144k people. The largest industries in Lake County, FL are Retail Trade (19,694 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,457 people), and Construction (13,526 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,636), Finance & Insurance ($51,096), and Information ($50,755).

Median household income in Lake County, FL is $52,096. Males in Lake 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 Lake County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,096

2018 value

± $2,877

1.39%

1 Year Growth

± 7.78%

Households in Lake County, FL have a median annual income of $52,096, 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 $51,383 in 2017, which represents a 1.39% 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.

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

    $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 Lake 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 313.10

  2. Census Tract 313.06

  3. Census Tract 313.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, FL was Census Tract 313.10 with a value of $80,507, followed by Census Tract 313.06 and Census Tract 313.01, with respective values of $78,530 and $74,559.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake 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

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, FL (41.4k out of 322k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    30,622 ± 1,526

  2. Hispanic

    9,583 ± 998

  3. Black

    6,556 ± 734

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake 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

144k

2018 Value

± 7,836

-0.493%

1 Year decline

± 7.94%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lake County, FL declined at a rate of -0.493%, from 145k employees to 144k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (18,679 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,061 people), and Management Occupations (14,902 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (18,679 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,061 people), and Management Occupations (14,902 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.54 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.36 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,310), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,522), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,216).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

144k

2018 Value

± 7,836

-0.493%

1 Year decline

± 7.94%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lake County, FL declined at a rate of -0.493%, from 145k employees to 144k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, FL, are Retail Trade (19,694 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,457 people), and Construction (13,526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (19,694 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,457 people), and Construction (13,526 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, FL has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.38 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.89 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,636), Finance & Insurance ($51,096), and Information ($50,755).

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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

88.7% of the population of Lake County, FL has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 19.4% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, FL see 1393 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (1416 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1285 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

1,393 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, FL see an average of 1,393 patients per year. This represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (1,416 patients).

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

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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

11.3%

Uninsured

38.3%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

19.4%

Medicare

17.6%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, FL grew by 15.1% from 9.8% to 11.3%.

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

Lake County, FL is home to a population of 356k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.79% of Lake County, FL residents were born outside of the country (27k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, FL is composed of 247k White Alone residents (69.2%), 57.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (16%), 36.3k Black or African American Alone residents (10.2%), 6.91k Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 6.4k Asian Alone residents (1.8%), 1.67k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.468%), 1.08k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.304%), and 155 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0435%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lake County, FL was 47.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Lake County, FL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lake County, FL residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

27k people

7.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

25.5k people

As of 2017, 7.79% of Lake County, FL residents (27k 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 Lake County, FL was 7.61%, 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

95.8%

2018 Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.8% of Lake County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, FL was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    247k ± 634

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    57.2k ± 5.67k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    36.3k ± 1.97k

In 2018, there were 4.31 times more White Alone residents (247k people) in Lake County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.2k Hispanic or Latino and 36.3k 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 Lake County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    10,112 ± 1,479

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,509 ± 1,873

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,921 ± 1,178

Lake County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lake County, FL awarded 1,401 degrees. The student population of Lake County, FL is skewed towards women, with 2,503 male students and 3,424 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, FL are White (954 and 68.5%), followed by Black or African American (135 and 9.69%), Hispanic or Latino (135 and 9.69%), and Unknown (65 and 4.67%).

The largest universities in Lake County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Lake-Sumter State College (776 and 55.4%), Lake Technical College (561 and 40%), and Beacon College (64 and 4.57%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (552 and 39.4%), Registered Nursing (72 and 5.14%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (69 and 4.93%).

The median tuition costs in Lake County, FL are $37,788 for private four year colleges, and $3,172 and $13,276 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 547 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 547 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 776 degrees awarded

  2. 561 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

$3,172

Median In-State Public

$37,788

Median Private

In 2017, the Lake County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lake-Sumter State College with 776 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

620

Degrees Awarded to Men

781

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 620 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, FL, which is 0.794 times less than the 781 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    954 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    135 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    135 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake County, FL were to White students. These 954 degrees mean that there were 7.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 135 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, FL was $204,000 in 2018, which is 0.888 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $185,200 to $204,000, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, FL is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, FL have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$204,000

2018 Median

± $7,914

$185,200

2017 Median

± $8,292

In 2018, the median property value in Lake County, FL grew to to $204,000 from the previous year's value of $185,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake 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 Lake 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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$52,096

Median Household Income

± $2,877

136k

Number of Households

± 7,101

In 2018, the median household income of the 136k households in Lake County, FL grew to $52,096 from the previous year's value of $51,383.

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

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Rent vs Own

76%

2018 Homeownership

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76% of the housing units in Lake County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, FL have a similar commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.4% of the workforce in Lake County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.89%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.09%

In 2016, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, FL was Drove Alone (81.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.89%) and those who Worked At Home (6.09%).

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

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