Belle Glade, FL

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2019 Population
19,654
1.53% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
32.6
1.24% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
41.1%
2.38% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$24,322
2.33% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$113,400
8.72% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
6,972
3.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Belle Glade, FL had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $24,322. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Belle Glade, FL grew from 19,358 to 19,654, a 1.53% increase and its median household income declined from $24,901 to $24,322, a −2.33% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Belle Glade, FL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (58.1%), White (Hispanic) (28%), White (Non-Hispanic) (8.29%), Other (Hispanic) (2.17%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.2%). 0% of the households in Belle Glade, FL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

84.3% of the residents in Belle Glade, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Belle Glade, FL was $113,400, and the homeownership rate was 32.5%. Most people in Belle Glade, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Belle Glade, FL was 1 car per household.

Diversity

Belle Glade, FL is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 84.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 107% of Belle Glade, FL residents were born outside of the country (21.1k people).

In 2019, there were 2.07 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.4k people) in Belle Glade, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.51k White (Hispanic) and 1.63k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Belle Glade, FL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 891
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.51k ± 801
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 333
31.7%
Hispanic Population
6.24k people

In 2019, there were 2.07 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.4k people) in Belle Glade, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.51k White (Hispanic) and 1.63k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.7% of the people in Belle Glade, FL are hispanic (6.24k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Belle Glade, FL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

107%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.1k people
31.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.02k people

As of 2019, 107% of Belle Glade, FL residents (21.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Belle Glade, FL was 31.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

25
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.5
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Belle Glade, FL was 32.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Belle Glade, FL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Belle Glade, FL residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    986,238 ± 23,800 people
  2. Haiti
    338,524 ± 14,168 people
  3. Colombia
    270,705 ± 12,691 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 986,238 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 338,524 and Colombia with 270,705.

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Citizenship

84.3%
2019 Citizenship
81.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 84.3% of Belle Glade, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Belle Glade, FL was 81.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    87 ± 59
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    80 ± 75
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    37 ± 53

Belle Glade, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Belle Glade, FL is $24,322. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Belle Glade, FL was Census Tract 81.01 with a value of $33,096, followed by Census Tract 82.03 and Census Tract 82.02, with respective values of $26,639 and $21,308.

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,958. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Belle Glade, FL employs 6.97k people. The largest industries in Belle Glade, FL are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,049 people), Retail Trade (844 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (700 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,596), and Construction ($39,522).

Wages

Median Household Income

$24,322
2019 value
± $3,787
−2.33%
1 Year Growth
± 20.7%

Households in Belle Glade, FL have a median annual income of $24,322, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $24,901 in 2018, which represents a −2.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,717
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $882
$46,958
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $608

In 2019, 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 in Florida
  1. Asian
    $58,663 ± $3,508
  2. White
    $51,467 ± $590
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $41,471 ± $18,259

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Florida.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Belle Glade, FL is from Florida.
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2019, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00388% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 81.01
  2. Census Tract 82.03
  3. Census Tract 82.02

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belle Glade, FL was Census Tract 81.01 with a value of $33,096, followed by Census Tract 82.03 and Census Tract 82.02, with respective values of $26,639 and $21,308.

The following map shows all of the places in Belle Glade, 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

41.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belle Glade, FL (8.03k out of 19.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    5,557 ± 625
  2. White
    2,430 ± 403
  3. Hispanic
    2,118 ± 383

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Belle Glade, 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

6.97k
2019 Value
± 628
3.47%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Belle Glade, FL grew at a rate of 3.47%, from 6.74k employees to 6.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belle Glade, FL, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (829 people), Sales & Related Occupations (685 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (633 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belle Glade, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Belle Glade, FL, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (829 people), Sales & Related Occupations (685 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (633 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Belle Glade, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (18.3 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.14 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Belle Glade, FL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($77,692), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($53,947), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($48,152).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.97k
2019 Value
± 628
3.47%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Belle Glade, FL grew at a rate of 3.47%, from 6.74k employees to 6.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belle Glade, FL, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,049 people), Retail Trade (844 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (700 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Belle Glade, FL, though some of these residents may live in Belle Glade, 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 Belle Glade, FL, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,049 people), Retail Trade (844 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Belle Glade, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.7 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.02 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Belle Glade, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,596), and Construction ($39,522).

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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. $60.7B
  2. $55.2B
  3. $51.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $60.7B, followed by Electronics ($55.2B) and Gasoline ($51.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Florida.
$583B
2018 Value in Florida
$1.45T
Projected 2045 Value in Florida
149% growth

In 2018, total outbound Florida trade was $583B. This is expected to increase 149% to $1.45T 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. $22.2B
  2. $19.3B
  3. $15B

In 2018, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $22.2B, followed by Texas with $19.3B and California and $15B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Palm Beach County, FL went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.1%), followed by Other (2.3%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Palm Beach County, FL
56.6% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Florida
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Florida was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Florida colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belle Glade, FL was $113,400 in 2019, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $104,300 to $113,400, a 8.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Belle Glade, FL is 32.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Belle Glade, FL have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Belle Glade, FL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,400
2019 Median
± $12,924
$104,300
2018 Median
± $16,825

In 2019, the median property value in Belle Glade, FL grew to to $113,400 from the previous year's value of $104,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Belle Glade, 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 Belle Glade, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$24,322
Median Household Income
± $3,787
6.64k
Number of Households
± 579

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.64k households in Belle Glade, FL declined from $24,322 from the previous year's value of $24,901.

The following chart displays the households in Belle Glade, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

32.5%
2019 Homeownership
33.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 32.5% of the housing units in Belle Glade, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 33.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Belle Glade, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belle Glade, FL have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.46% of the workforce in Belle Glade, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (61.5%)
  2. Carpooled (21.3%)
  3. Public Transit (7.07%)

In 2019, 61.5% of workers in Belle Glade, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (21.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.07%).

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

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Belle Glade, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Belle Glade, FL have 1 car, followed by false.

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Health

78.3% of the population of Belle Glade, FL has health coverage, with 24.8% on employee plans, 37.3% on Medicaid, 8.56% on Medicare, 7.15% on non-group plans, and 0.468% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see 1262 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1263 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,262 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Palm Beach County, FL

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see an average of 1,262 patients per year. This represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1,263 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Palm Beach County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Florida
$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

21.7%
Uninsured
24.8%
Employer Coverage
37.3%
Medicaid
8.56%
Medicare
7.15%
Non-Group
0.468%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belle Glade, FL declined by 5.14% from 22.9% to 21.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Belle Glade, 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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.5% prevalence
  3. 17.8% prevalence

Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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