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1.37% growth
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Median Household Income
0.2% growth
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2.04% growth
Median Property Value
0.83% growth

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The economy of Bay County, FL employs 77,894 people. The economy of Bay County, FL is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Public Admin.; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 1.62; 1.62; and 1.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bay County, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,444), Retail trade (10,290), and Accommodation & Food Service (9,405), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,881), Finance & Insurance ($37,065), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($36,484).

Median household income in Bay County, FL is $47,368. Males in Bay County, FL have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,146. The income inequality of Bay County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bay County, FL. In Bay County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 55 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,437. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Bay County, FL is home to a population of 175,353 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bay County, FL is composed of 136,667 White residents (77.9%), 18,486 Black residents (10.5%), 9,629 Hispanic residents (5.49%), 5,773 Two+ residents (3.29%), and 3,557 Asian residents (2.03%). The most common foreign languages in Bay County, FL are Spanish (4,792 speakers), Vietnamese (1,019 speakers), and Tagalog (504 speakers), but compared to other places, Bay County, FL has a relative high number of Thai (130 speakers), Hungarian (66 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,019 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bay County, FL awarded 1,380 degrees. The student population of Bay County, FL is skewed towards females, with 499 male students and 881 female students. Most students in Bay County, FL are White (1,068 and 77.4%), followed by Black or African American (121 and 8.77%), Hispanic or Latino (65 and 4.71%), and Two or more races (50 and 3.62%). The largest universities in Bay County, FL by number of graduates are Gulf Coast State College (1,215 and 88%), Tom P Haney Technical Center (165 and 12%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bay County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (595 and 43.1%), Registered Nursing (115 and 8.33%), and Physical Therapy Technician (22 and 1.59%). The median tuition costs in Bay County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,042 and $8,242 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bay County, FL is $157,800, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $156,500 to $157,800, a 0.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Bay County, FL is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bay County, FL have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bay County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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