Gilchrist County, FL

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Population
17,615
2.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
42.5

Poverty Rate
17.9%

Median Household Income
$42,357
1.34% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$97,800
1.14% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
6,775
5.14% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Gilchrist County, FL had a population of 17.6k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $42,357. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gilchrist County, FL grew from 17,191 to 17,615, a 2.47% increase and its median household income declined from $42,934 to $42,357, a -1.34% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gilchrist County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.13%), White (Hispanic) (4.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.307%). NaNk% of the people in Gilchrist County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gilchrist County, FL is $97,800, and the homeownership rate is 83.6%. Most people in Gilchrist County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gilchrist County, FL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 80% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.3%), followed by Other (2.64%). 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.

Gilchrist County, FL 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Florida
80% for the Republican 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

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, 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 Gilchrist County, FL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Gilchrist County, FL is home to a population of 17.6k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.37% of Gilchrist County, FL residents were born outside of the country (593 people).

In 2018, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.2k people) in Gilchrist County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 872 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gilchrist County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.2k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.08k ± 73
  3. White (Hispanic)
    872 ± 83
5.67%
Hispanic Population
998 people

In 2018, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.2k people) in Gilchrist County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 872 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.67% of the people in Gilchrist County, FL are hispanic (998 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.37%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
593 people
2.91%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
501 people

As of 2018, 3.37% of Gilchrist County, FL residents (593 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gilchrist County, FL was 2.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gilchrist County, FL was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Gilchrist County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Gilchrist County, FL residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.1%
2018 Citizenship
98.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.1% of Gilchrist County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gilchrist County, FL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    623 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    200 ± 77
  3. Korea
    191 ± 79

Gilchrist County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Gilchrist County, FL is $42,357. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gilchrist County, FL was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $53,528, followed by Census Tract 9502.02 and Census Tract 9502.03, with respective values of $51,765 and $48,771.

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Gilchrist County, FL employs 6.78k people. The largest industries in Gilchrist County, FL are Retail Trade (1,052 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (901 people), and Educational Services (661 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,112), and Finance & Insurance ($40,192).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,357
2018 value
± $3,068
-1.34%
1 Year Growth
± 11.7%

Households in Gilchrist County, FL have a median annual income of $42,357, 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 $42,934 in 2017, which represents a -1.34% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Gilchrist County, FL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $842
$44,078
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $574

In 2017, 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
    $54,227 ± $3,227
  2. Alaska Native
    $50,175 ± $47,169
  3. White
    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida 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 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 Gilchrist County, FL is from Florida.
0.473
2017 Wage GINI in Florida
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Florida

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 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 9502.01
  2. Census Tract 9502.02
  3. Census Tract 9502.03

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gilchrist County, FL was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $53,528, followed by Census Tract 9502.02 and Census Tract 9502.03, with respective values of $51,765 and $48,771.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gilchrist County, FL (2.91k out of 16.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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. White
    2,674 ± 355
  2. Hispanic
    175 ± 93
  3. Black
    131 ± 98

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

6.78k
2018 Value
± 544
5.14%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gilchrist County, FL grew at a rate of 5.14%, from 6.44k employees to 6.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gilchrist County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,084 people), Sales & Related Occupations (670 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (571 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gilchrist County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gilchrist County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,084 people), Sales & Related Occupations (670 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (571 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilchrist County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.33 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.79 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gilchrist County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,588), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($96,125), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.78k
2018 Value
± 544
5.14%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gilchrist County, FL grew at a rate of 5.14%, from 6.44k employees to 6.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gilchrist County, FL, are Retail Trade (1,052 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (901 people), and Educational Services (661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gilchrist County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,052 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (901 people), and Educational Services (661 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilchrist County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.21 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.14 times), and Public Administration (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gilchrist County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,112), and Finance & Insurance ($40,192).

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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 ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($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 in Florida
$714B
Projected 2045 Value in Florida
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gilchrist County, FL was $97,800 in 2018, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $96,700 to $97,800, a 1.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Gilchrist County, FL is 83.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gilchrist County, FL have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gilchrist County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,800
2018 Median
± $7,629
$96,700
2017 Median
± $9,063

In 2018, the median property value in Gilchrist County, FL grew to to $97,800 from the previous year's value of $96,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$42,357
Median Household Income
± $3,068
6.51k
Number of Households
± 497

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.51k households in Gilchrist County, FL declined from $42,357 from the previous year's value of $42,934.

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

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Rent vs Own

83.6%
2018 Homeownership
81.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 83.6% of the housing units in Gilchrist County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gilchrist County, FL have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Gilchrist County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    74.9%
  2. Carpooled
    18%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.25%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Gilchrist County, FL was Drove Alone (74.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (18%) and those who Worked At Home (5.25%).

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

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

81.9% of the population of Gilchrist County, FL has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.5% 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 Gilchrist County, FL see 2866 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.16% increase from the previous year (2833 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3442 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4303 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

2,866 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gilchrist County, FL

Primary care physicians in Gilchrist County, FL see an average of 2,866 patients per year. This represents a 1.16% increase from the previous year (2,833 patients).

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

18.1%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
2.5%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gilchrist County, FL declined by 0.157% from 18.1% to 18.1%.

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