Gilchrist County, FL

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Population

17,191

0.928% growth

Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$42,934

5.02% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

6,444

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$96,700

2.44% growth

About

In 2017, Gilchrist County, FL had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $42,934. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gilchrist County, FL grew from 17,033 to 17,191, a 0.928% increase and its median household income grew from $40,881 to $42,934, a 5.02% increase.

The population of Gilchrist County, FL is 87.2% White Alone, 5.81% Black or African American Alone, and 5.51% Hispanic or Latino. 4.87% of the people in Gilchrist County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gilchrist County, FL is $96,700, and the homeownership rate is 81.7%. Most people in Gilchrist County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gilchrist County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gilchrist County, FL employs 6.44k people. The largest industries in Gilchrist County, FL are Retail Trade (860 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (855 people), and Construction (636 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($74,417), Utilities ($46,250), and Finance & Insurance ($40,526).

Median household income in Gilchrist County, FL is $42,934. Males in Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,934

2017 value

± $3,874

5.02%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Gilchrist County, FL have a median annual income of $42,934, 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 $40,881 in 2016, which represents a 5.02% 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 Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist 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.

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 9502.03

  2. Census Tract 9502.04

  3. Census Tract 9502.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gilchrist County, FL was Census Tract 9502.03 with a value of $53,750, followed by Census Tract 9502.04 and Census Tract 9502.01, with respective values of $47,600 and $45,104.

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 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gilchrist County, FL (3.12k out of 15.8k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    2,930 ± 340

  2. Hispanic

    285 ± 105

  3. Black

    127 ± 87

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

6.44k

2017 Value

± 482

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gilchrist County, FL grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 6.27k employees to 6.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gilchrist County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,179 people), Management Occupations (537 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (492 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 (1,179 people), Management Occupations (537 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (492 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 (3 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.62 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 ($93,594), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,462), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.44k

2017 Value

± 482

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gilchrist County, FL grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 6.27k employees to 6.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gilchrist County, FL, are Retail Trade (860 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (855 people), and Construction (636 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 (860 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (855 people), and Construction (636 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilchrist County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.17 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.73 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gilchrist County, FL, by median earnings, are Information ($74,417), Utilities ($46,250), and Finance & Insurance ($40,526).

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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

81.9% of the population of Gilchrist County, FL has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Gilchrist County, FL 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

2866 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Gilchrist County, FL see an average of 2866 patients per year. This represents a 1.16% increase from the previous year (2833 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

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

18.1%

Uninsured

35.8%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

2.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gilchrist County, FL declined by 4.99% from 19.1% 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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Diversity

Gilchrist County, FL is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.91% of Gilchrist County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gilchrist County, FL is composed of 15k White Alone residents (87.2%), 998 Black or African American Alone residents (5.81%), 947 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.51%), 243 Two or More Races residents (1.41%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0698%), 9 Asian Alone residents (0.0524%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gilchrist County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (634 speakers), Polish (55 speakers), and French Creole (33 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gilchrist County, FL was 42.8. 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 older. In 2016, the average age of all Gilchrist County, FL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.91% of Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County, FL was 2.91%, 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 Gilchrist County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Gilchrist County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Gilchrist County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gilchrist County, FL was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    998 ± 68

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    947 ± 124

In 2017, there were 15 times more White Alone residents (15k people) in Gilchrist County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 998 Black or African American Alone and 947 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gilchrist County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    634 speakers (3.94%)

  2. Polish

    55 speakers (0.341%)

  3. French Creole

    33 speakers (0.205%)

4.87% of Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.94% of the overall population of Gilchrist County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.341% speak Polish and 0.205% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    708 ± 152

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    227 ± 108

  3. Korea

    163 ± 86

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gilchrist County, FL was $96,700 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,400 to $96,700, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Gilchrist County, FL is 81.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gilchrist County, FL have an average commute time of 31.4 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.

Income

Household Income

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$42,934

Median Household Income

± $3,874

6.4k

Number of Households

± 467

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.4k households in Gilchrist County, FL grew to $42,934 from the previous year's value of $40,881.

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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Housing

Property Value

$96,700

2017 Median

± $9,063

$94,400

2016 Median

± $8,582

In 2017, the median property value in Gilchrist County, FL grew to to $96,700 from the previous year's value of $94,400.

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 $100k - $125k 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

81.7%

2017 Homeownership

82.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.7% of the housing units in Gilchrist County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.4%.

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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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 1 car.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gilchrist County, FL have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% 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

    75.6%

  2. Carpooled

    16.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.36%

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

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