Gadsden County, FL

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Population

46,113

0.0867% decline

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$39,830

3.37% growth

Poverty Rate

24.4%


Number of Employees

16,338

0.0306% decline

Median Property Value

$101,300

3.62% decline

About

In 2017, Gadsden County, FL had a population of 46.1k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $39,830. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gadsden County, FL declined from 46,153 to 46,113, a -0.0867% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,533 to $39,830, a 3.37% increase.

The population of Gadsden County, FL is 55.3% Black or African American Alone, 32.6% White Alone, and 10% Hispanic or Latino. 10.1% of the people in Gadsden County, FL speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gadsden County, FL is $101,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Gadsden County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gadsden County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gadsden County, FL employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Gadsden County, FL are Public Administration (2,672 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,252 people), and Educational Services (1,888 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,250), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($40,990), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,874).

Median household income in Gadsden County, FL is $39,830. Males in Gadsden 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 Gadsden County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,830

2017 value

± $2,043

3.37%

1 Year Growth

± 6.53%

Households in Gadsden County, FL have a median annual income of $39,830, 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 $38,533 in 2016, which represents a 3.37% 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 Gadsden County, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Gadsden County, FL 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 206

  2. Census Tract 201.01

  3. Census Tract 205

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gadsden County, FL was Census Tract 206 with a value of $56,688, followed by Census Tract 201.01 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $53,358 and $41,755.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gadsden 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

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gadsden County, FL (10.5k out of 42.9k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    7,907 ± 588

  2. White

    2,474 ± 361

  3. Hispanic

    1,164 ± 274

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gadsden County, 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

16.3k

2017 Value

± 935

-0.0306%

1 Year decline

± 7.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gadsden County, FL declined at a rate of -0.0306%, from 16.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gadsden County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,683 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,480 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,364 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gadsden County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gadsden County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,683 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,480 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gadsden County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.42 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.45 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gadsden County, FL, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($60,179), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 935

-0.0306%

1 Year decline

± 7.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gadsden County, FL declined at a rate of -0.0306%, from 16.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gadsden County, FL, are Public Administration (2,672 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,252 people), and Educational Services (1,888 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gadsden County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Gadsden 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 Gadsden County, FL, by number of employees, are Public Administration (2,672 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,252 people), and Educational Services (1,888 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gadsden County, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.27 times), and Utilities (2.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gadsden County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,250), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($40,990), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,874).

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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

84.7% of the population of Gadsden County, FL has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gadsden County, FL see 5754 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.3% increase from the previous year (4628 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5112 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 902 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

5,754 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gadsden County, FL see an average of 5,754 patients per year. This represents a 24.3% increase from the previous year (4,628 patients).

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

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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

15.3%

Uninsured

35.5%

Employer Coverage

23.9%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gadsden County, FL declined by 2.96% from 15.8% to 15.3%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Gadsden County, FL is home to a population of 46.1k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.25% of Gadsden County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gadsden County, FL is composed of 25.5k Black or African American Alone residents (55.3%), 15k White Alone residents (32.6%), 4.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (10%), 516 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 231 Asian Alone residents (0.501%), 91 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.197%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.145%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0629%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gadsden County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,426 speakers), Tagalog (234 speakers), and Arabic (233 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gadsden County, FL was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Gadsden County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gadsden County, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.25% of Gadsden 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 Gadsden County, FL was 5.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Gadsden County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gadsden County, FL was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    25.5k ± 172

  2. White Alone

    15k ± 95

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.63k ± 356

In 2017, there were 1.7 times more Black or African American Alone residents (25.5k people) in Gadsden County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15k White Alone and 4.63k 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

    3,426 speakers (7.87%)

  2. Tagalog

    234 speakers (0.538%)

  3. Arabic

    233 speakers (0.535%)

10.1% of Gadsden 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 Gadsden County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.87% of the overall population of Gadsden County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.538% speak Tagalog and 0.535% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,448 ± 242

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    559 ± 242

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    401 ± 140

Gadsden County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gadsden County, FL was $101,300 in 2017, which is 0.466 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,100 to $101,300, a 3.62% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gadsden County, FL is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gadsden County, FL have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gadsden 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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$39,830

Median Household Income

± $2,043

17.3k

Number of Households

± 915

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.3k households in Gadsden County, FL grew to $39,830 from the previous year's value of $38,533.

The following chart displays the households in Gadsden 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$101,300

2017 Median

± $6,118

$105,100

2016 Median

± $6,516

In 2017, the median property value in Gadsden County, FL declined from to $101,300 from the previous year's value of $105,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Gadsden County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gadsden 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 Gadsden County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gadsden County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gadsden County, FL have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.34% of the workforce in Gadsden County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.34%

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

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