Baker County, FL

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Population

27,537

0.824% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$59,506

11.6% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

10,567

2.23% growth

Median Property Value

$121,100

11.5% growth

About

In 2017, Baker County, FL had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $59,506. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Baker County, FL grew from 27,312 to 27,537, a 0.824% increase and its median household income grew from $53,327 to $59,506, a 11.6% increase.

The population of Baker County, FL is 81.9% White Alone, 13.8% Black or African American Alone, and 2.35% Hispanic or Latino. 3% of the people in Baker County, FL speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Baker County, FL is $121,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Baker County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Baker County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Baker County, FL employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Baker County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,789 people), Retail Trade (1,410 people), and Public Administration (1,074 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,255), Information ($65,833), and Manufacturing ($53,302).

Median household income in Baker County, FL is $59,506. Males in Baker 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 Baker County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,506

2017 value

± $4,489

11.6%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Baker County, FL have a median annual income of $59,506, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,327 in 2016, which represents a 11.6% 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 Baker County, FL 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Baker County, FL 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baker 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 402.02

  2. Census Tract 401.01

  3. Census Tract 401.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baker County, FL was Census Tract 402.02 with a value of $58,958, followed by Census Tract 401.01 and Census Tract 401.02, with respective values of $57,628 and $43,886.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baker County, FL (4.28k out of 24.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    3,590 ± 526

  2. Black

    539 ± 254

  3. Hispanic

    316 ± 214

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

10.6k

2017 Value

± 867

2.23%

1 Year growth

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Baker County, FL grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 10.3k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baker County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,713 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,104 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (750 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baker County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baker County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,713 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,104 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (750 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baker County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.61 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.31 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baker County, FL, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($56,125), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,281), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,906).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.6k

2017 Value

± 867

2.23%

1 Year growth

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Baker County, FL grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 10.3k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baker County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,789 people), Retail Trade (1,410 people), and Public Administration (1,074 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baker County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Baker 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 Baker County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,789 people), Retail Trade (1,410 people), and Public Administration (1,074 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baker County, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.18 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.89 times), and Utilities (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baker County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,255), Information ($65,833), and Manufacturing ($53,302).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

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

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

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Interstate Trade

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

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

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Baker County, FL has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Baker County, FL see 2285 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.64% increase from the previous year (2084 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1117 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

2285 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Baker County, FL see an average of 2285 patients per year. This represents a 9.64% increase from the previous year (2084 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

12.1%

Uninsured

49.5%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

2.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baker County, FL declined by 3.09% from 12.5% to 12.1%.

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

Baker County, FL is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.37% of Baker County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Baker County, FL is composed of 22.6k White Alone residents (81.9%), 3.79k Black or African American Alone residents (13.8%), 648 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.35%), 228 Two or More Races residents (0.828%), 200 Asian Alone residents (0.726%), 106 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.385%), 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0399%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Baker County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (448 speakers), German (64 speakers), and Korean (45 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Baker County, FL was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Baker County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Baker County, FL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.37% of Baker County, FL residents 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 Baker County, FL was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Baker County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Baker County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Baker County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Baker County, FL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.6k ± 25

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.79k ± 78

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    648 ± 257

In 2017, there were 5.95 times more White Alone residents (22.6k people) in Baker County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.79k Black or African American Alone and 648 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    448 speakers (1.76%)

  2. German

    64 speakers (0.251%)

  3. Korean

    45 speakers (0.177%)

3% of Baker County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Baker County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.76% of the overall population of Baker County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.251% speak German and 0.177% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    852 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    366 ± 157

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    330 ± 164

Baker County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baker County, FL was $121,100 in 2017, which is 0.557 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,600 to $121,100, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Baker County, FL is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baker County, FL have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baker County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,506

Median Household Income

± $4,489

8.3k

Number of Households

± 726

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.3k households in Baker County, FL grew to $59,506 from the previous year's value of $53,327.

The following chart displays the households in Baker 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$121,100

2017 Median

± $11,823

$108,600

2016 Median

± $9,319

In 2017, the median property value in Baker County, FL grew to to $121,100 from the previous year's value of $108,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baker 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 Baker County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in Baker County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baker County, FL have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Baker County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Baker County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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