Hendry County, FL

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Population

39,064

1.79% growth

Median Age

33.7


Median Household Income

$37,966

1.1% growth

Poverty Rate

25.5%


Number of Employees

16,313

6.54% growth

Median Property Value

$79,700

12.9% growth

About

In 2017, Hendry County, FL had a population of 39.1k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $37,966. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hendry County, FL grew from 38,376 to 39,064, a 1.79% increase and its median household income grew from $37,552 to $37,966, a 1.1% increase.

The population of Hendry County, FL is 51.9% Hispanic or Latino, 33.5% White Alone, and 10.9% Black or African American Alone. 45.5% of the people in Hendry County, FL speak a non-English language, and 81.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hendry County, FL is $79,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.4%. Most people in Hendry County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hendry County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hendry County, FL employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Hendry County, FL are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,725 people), Construction (1,641 people), and Retail Trade (1,492 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($40,625), Information ($36,250), and Public Administration ($35,104).

Median household income in Hendry County, FL is $37,966. Males in Hendry 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 Hendry County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,966

2017 value

± $2,224

1.1%

1 Year Growth

± 8.62%

Households in Hendry County, FL have a median annual income of $37,966, 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 $37,552 in 2016, which represents a 1.1% 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 Hendry 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 Hendry 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 Hendry 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 4.02

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hendry County, FL was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $42,700, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $39,655 and $39,315.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hendry 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

25.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hendry County, FL (9.74k out of 38.2k 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 25 - 34.

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

    7,146 ± 704

  2. Hispanic

    6,341 ± 661

  3. Black

    1,238 ± 335

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

16.3k

2017 Value

± 1,236

6.54%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hendry County, FL grew at a rate of 6.54%, from 15.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hendry County, FL, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3,052 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,654 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,451 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hendry County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hendry County, FL, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3,052 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,654 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,451 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hendry County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (27.7 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.66 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hendry County, FL, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($88,859), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($73,006), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($51,968).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 1,236

6.54%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hendry County, FL grew at a rate of 6.54%, from 15.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hendry County, FL, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,725 people), Construction (1,641 people), and Retail Trade (1,492 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hendry County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Hendry 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 Hendry County, FL, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3,725 people), Construction (1,641 people), and Retail Trade (1,492 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hendry County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19.3 times higher than expected), Construction (1.61 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hendry County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($40,625), Information ($36,250), and Public Administration ($35,104).

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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

72.7% of the population of Hendry County, FL has health coverage, with 26.1% on employee plans, 26.8% on Medicaid, 8.61% on Medicare, 9.3% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hendry County, FL see 2608 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.16% decrease from the previous year (2750 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2456 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2183 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

2608 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Hendry County, FL see an average of 2608 patients per year. This represents a 5.16% decrease from the previous year (2750 patients).

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

27.3%

Uninsured

26.1%

Employer Coverage

26.8%

Medicaid

8.61%

Medicare

9.3%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hendry County, FL declined by 8.18% from 29.8% to 27.3%.

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

Hendry County, FL is home to a population of 39.1k people, from which 81.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 27.6% of Hendry County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hendry County, FL is composed of 20.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (51.9%), 13.1k White Alone residents (33.5%), 4.28k Black or African American Alone residents (10.9%), 595 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.52%), 378 Two or More Races residents (0.968%), 342 Asian Alone residents (0.875%), 69 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.177%), and 47 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.12%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hendry County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (15,229 speakers), Arabic (157 speakers), and Tagalog (150 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hendry County, FL was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Hendry County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hendry County, FL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

27.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 27.6% of Hendry County, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hendry County, FL was 27.3%, 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 Hendry County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Hendry County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

81.2%

2017 Citizenship

80.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.2% of Hendry County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hendry County, FL was 80.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    20.3k ± 1.31k

  2. White Alone

    13.1k ± 47

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.28k ± 266

In 2017, there were 1.55 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (20.3k people) in Hendry County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k White Alone and 4.28k 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 Hendry County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    15,229 speakers (43%)

  2. Arabic

    157 speakers (0.444%)

  3. Tagalog

    150 speakers (0.424%)

45.5% of Hendry County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hendry County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 43% of the overall population of Hendry County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.444% speak Arabic and 0.424% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    994 ± 239

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    235 ± 130

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    204 ± 114

Hendry County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hendry County, FL was $79,700 in 2017, which is 0.366 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $70,600 to $79,700, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Hendry County, FL is 65.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hendry County, FL have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hendry 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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$37,966

Median Household Income

± $2,224

12.1k

Number of Households

± 898

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Hendry County, FL grew to $37,966 from the previous year's value of $37,552.

The following chart displays the households in Hendry 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

$79,700

2017 Median

± $7,257

$70,600

2016 Median

± $5,571

In 2017, the median property value in Hendry County, FL grew to to $79,700 from the previous year's value of $70,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hendry 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 Hendry County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.4%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.4% of the housing units in Hendry County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hendry 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 Hendry County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hendry County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hendry County, FL have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.51% of the workforce in Hendry County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.4%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Public Transit

    8.84%

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

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