Hardee County, FL

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Population

27,326

0.0879% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$39,063

7.84% growth

Poverty Rate

24.5%


Number of Employees

9,857

3.97% growth

Median Property Value

$81,200

3.05% growth

About

In 2017, Hardee County, FL had a population of 27.3k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $39,063. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardee County, FL grew from 27,302 to 27,326, a 0.0879% increase and its median household income grew from $36,222 to $39,063, a 7.84% increase.

The population of Hardee County, FL is 47.4% White Alone, 43.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.93% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hardee County, FL speak a non-English language, and 92.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hardee County, FL is $81,200, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in Hardee County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardee County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hardee County, FL employs 9.86k people. The largest industries in Hardee County, FL are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,445 people), Retail Trade (1,063 people), and Construction (957 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,813), Utilities ($46,635), and Construction ($43,750).

Median household income in Hardee County, FL is $39,063. Males in Hardee 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 Hardee County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,063

2017 value

± $3,047

7.84%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Hardee County, FL have a median annual income of $39,063, 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 $36,222 in 2016, which represents a 7.84% 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 Florida 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 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hardee 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 9702.02

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9701.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardee County, FL was Census Tract 9702.02 with a value of $46,607, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701.01, with respective values of $40,574 and $35,804.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hardee 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

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardee County, FL (6.25k out of 25.5k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    4,493 ± 486

  2. Hispanic

    3,411 ± 406

  3. Other

    1,248 ± 326

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hardee County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

9.86k

2017 Value

± 781

3.97%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.97%, from 9.48k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardee County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,253 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (907 people), and Management Occupations (854 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardee County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardee County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,253 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (907 people), and Management Occupations (854 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardee County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.6 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.29 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardee County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,263), Management Occupations ($61,857), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($55,635).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.86k

2017 Value

± 781

3.97%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.97%, from 9.48k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardee County, FL, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,445 people), Retail Trade (1,063 people), and Construction (957 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardee County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Hardee 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 Hardee County, FL, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,445 people), Retail Trade (1,063 people), and Construction (957 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardee County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.23 times), and Utilities (2.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardee County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,813), Utilities ($46,635), and Construction ($43,750).

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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

$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

84.5% of the population of Hardee County, FL has health coverage, with 22.8% on employee plans, 38.1% on Medicaid, 9.48% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardee County, FL see 6876 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.2% increase from the previous year (5494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2736 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6840 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

6,876 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardee County, FL see an average of 6,876 patients per year. This represents a 25.2% increase from the previous year (5,494 patients).

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

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%).

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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

15.5%

Uninsured

22.8%

Employer Coverage

38.1%

Medicaid

9.48%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardee County, FL declined by 25.4% from 20.8% to 15.5%.

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

Hardee County, FL is home to a population of 27.3k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.1% of Hardee County, FL residents were born outside of the country (3.58k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardee County, FL is composed of 12.9k White Alone residents (47.4%), 11.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (43.2%), 2.17k Black or African American Alone residents (7.93%), 187 Two or More Races residents (0.684%), 164 Asian Alone residents (0.6%), 41 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0512%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0329%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hardee County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardee County, FL was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Hardee County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hardee County, FL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.58k people

14.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.96k people

As of 2017, 13.1% of Hardee County, FL residents (3.58k people) 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 Hardee County, FL was 14.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

92.5%

2017 Citizenship

90.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.5% of Hardee County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardee County, FL was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.9k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.8k ± 1.12k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.17k ± 176

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more White Alone residents (12.9k people) in Hardee County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Hispanic or Latino and 2.17k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Hardee County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Hardee County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hardee County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    460 ± 139

  2. Korea

    139 ± 58

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    111 ± 67

Hardee County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardee County, FL was $81,200 in 2017, which is 0.373 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $78,800 to $81,200, a 3.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardee County, FL is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardee County, FL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardee 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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$39,063

Median Household Income

± $3,047

7.72k

Number of Households

± 623

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.72k households in Hardee County, FL grew to $39,063 from the previous year's value of $36,222.

The following chart displays the households in Hardee 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$81,200

2017 Median

± $5,287

$78,800

2016 Median

± $4,214

In 2017, the median property value in Hardee County, FL grew to to $81,200 from the previous year's value of $78,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hardee 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 Hardee County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.5% of the housing units in Hardee County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardee County, FL have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.15% of the workforce in Hardee County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Public Transit

    3.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hardee County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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