Pasco County, FL

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Population

539,630

2.66% growth

Median Age

44.5


Median Household Income

$54,208

5.57% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

223,564

1.76% growth

Median Property Value

$174,500

8.05% growth

About

In 2018, Pasco County, FL had a population of 540k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $54,208. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Pasco County, FL grew from 525,643 to 539,630, a 2.66% increase and its median household income grew from $51,347 to $54,208, a 5.57% increase.

The population of Pasco County, FL is 73.7% White Alone, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.26% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pasco County, FL speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pasco County, FL are Saint Leo University (4,614 degrees awarded in 2017), Pasco-Hernando State College (2,314 degrees), and Bene's Career Academy (237 degrees).

The median property value in Pasco County, FL is $174,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Pasco County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Pasco County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pasco County, FL employs 224k people. The largest industries in Pasco County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,444 people), Retail Trade (31,946 people), and Construction (18,596 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,122), Utilities ($65,936), and Finance & Insurance ($61,250).

Median household income in Pasco County, FL is $54,208. Males in Pasco 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 Pasco County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,208

2018 value

± $2,400

5.57%

1 Year Growth

± 4.87%

Households in Pasco County, FL have a median annual income of $54,208, 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 $51,347 in 2017, which represents a 5.57% 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 Pasco 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 316.03

  2. Census Tract 321.07

  3. Census Tract 321.11

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pasco County, FL was Census Tract 316.03 with a value of $92,985, followed by Census Tract 321.07 and Census Tract 321.11, with respective values of $92,588 and $91,472.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pasco County, FL (66.5k out of 490k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    57,645 ± 1,593

  2. Hispanic

    12,330 ± 795

  3. Black

    4,363 ± 528

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

224k

2018 Value

± 8,056

1.76%

1 Year growth

± 4.81%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Pasco County, FL grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 220k employees to 224k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pasco County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (31,093 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,383 people), and Management Occupations (22,738 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pasco County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pasco County, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (31,093 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,383 people), and Management Occupations (22,738 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pasco County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Sales & Related Occupations (1.37 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.27 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pasco County, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,647), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,680), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,481).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

224k

2018 Value

± 8,056

1.76%

1 Year growth

± 4.81%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Pasco County, FL grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 220k employees to 224k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pasco County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,444 people), Retail Trade (31,946 people), and Construction (18,596 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pasco County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Pasco 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 Pasco County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,444 people), Retail Trade (31,946 people), and Construction (18,596 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pasco County, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.7 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.3 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pasco County, FL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,122), Utilities ($65,936), and Finance & Insurance ($61,250).

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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% of the population of Pasco County, FL has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pasco County, FL see 1671 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.95% decrease from the previous year (1758 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2862 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1464 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

1,671 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pasco County, FL see an average of 1,671 patients per year. This represents a 4.95% decrease from the previous year (1,758 patients).

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

12%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pasco County, FL declined by 1.53% from 12.2% to 12%.

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

Pasco County, FL is home to a population of 540k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.84% of Pasco County, FL residents were born outside of the country (46.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pasco County, FL is composed of 397k White Alone residents (73.7%), 85.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.8%), 28.4k Black or African American Alone residents (5.26%), 13.8k Asian Alone residents (2.56%), 11.6k Two or More Races residents (2.16%), 1.89k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.349%), 1.13k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.209%), and 109 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0202%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Pasco County, FL was 44.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Pasco County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Pasco County, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.84%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

46.5k people

8.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

45.2k people

As of 2017, 8.84% of Pasco County, FL residents (46.5k 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 Pasco County, FL was 8.82%, 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

95.7%

2018 Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.7% of Pasco County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Pasco County, FL was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    397k ± 1.46k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    85.2k ± 5.27k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    28.4k ± 1.84k

In 2018, there were 4.66 times more White Alone residents (397k people) in Pasco County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 85.2k Hispanic or Latino and 28.4k 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 Pasco County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    18,910 ± 1,653

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,083 ± 1,398

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,121 ± 1,208

Pasco County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pasco County, FL awarded 7,322 degrees. The student population of Pasco County, FL is skewed towards women, with 10,189 male students and 15,603 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pasco County, FL are White (3,792 and 51.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,730 and 23.7%), Hispanic or Latino (926 and 12.7%), and Unknown (534 and 7.31%).

The largest universities in Pasco County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Saint Leo University (4,614 and 63%), Pasco-Hernando State College (2,314 and 31.6%), and Bene's Career Academy (237 and 3.24%).

The most popular majors in Pasco County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,732 and 23.7%), General Business Administration & Management (1,492 and 20.4%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (789 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Pasco County, FL are $18,450 for private four year colleges, and $2,297 and $9,272 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 306 degrees awarded

  2. 595 degrees awarded

  3. 492 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pasco County, FL was General Psychology with 306 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,614 degrees awarded

  2. 2,314 degrees awarded

  3. 237 degrees awarded

$2,297

Median In-State Public

$18,450

Median Private

In 2017, the Pasco County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Leo University with 4,614 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,955

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,367

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,955 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pasco County, FL, which is 0.677 times less than the 4,367 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

    3,792 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,730 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    926 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pasco County, FL were to White students. These 3,792 degrees mean that there were 2.19 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,730 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pasco County, FL was $174,500 in 2018, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $161,500 to $174,500, a 8.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Pasco County, FL is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pasco County, FL have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pasco County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$174,500

2018 Median

± $5,710

$161,500

2017 Median

± $4,951

In 2018, the median property value in Pasco County, FL grew to to $174,500 from the previous year's value of $161,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pasco 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 Pasco 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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$54,208

Median Household Income

± $2,400

205k

Number of Households

± 6,678

In 2018, the median household income of the 205k households in Pasco County, FL grew to $54,208 from the previous year's value of $51,347.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2018 Homeownership

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.8% of the housing units in Pasco County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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

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Commute Time

30 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pasco County, FL have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.5% of the workforce in Pasco County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.44%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.17%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Pasco County, FL was Drove Alone (79.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.44%) and those who Worked At Home (7.17%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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