Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL

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Population

102,747

2.02% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$38,965

4.88% growth

Poverty Rate

22.2%


Number of Employees

34,175

4.2% growth

Median Property Value

$86,900

5.33% growth

About

In 2017, Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL had a population of 103k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $38,965. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL grew from 100,716 to 102,747, a 2.02% increase and its median household income grew from $37,151 to $38,965, a 4.88% increase.

The population of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is 53.2% White Alone, 34.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.01% Black or African American Alone. 31.1% of the people in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 87.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is $86,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL employs 34.2k people. The largest industries in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL are Farming (3,855 people), Construction (3,363 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,655 people), and the highest paying industries are Banking & related activities ($97,906), Computer Systems Design ($84,332), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($77,428).

Median household income in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is $38,965. Males in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,997. The income inequality in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,965

2017 value

± $1,518

4.88%

1 Year Growth

± 4.65%

Households in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $38,965, 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 $37,151 in 2016, which represents a 4.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$41,395

Average Male Salary

± $8,962

$33,997

Average Female Salary

± $6,590

In 2017, full-time male employees in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $36,287 ± $33,708

  2. White

    $34,411 ± $5,677

  3. Other

    $31,280 ± $39,540

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.423

2017 Wage GINI

0.432

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was 0.423 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.14% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL with a value of $103,117, followed by Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,341 and $90,934.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, 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

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL (21.6k out of 97.4k 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 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    16,962 ± 988

  2. Hispanic

    10,444 ± 813

  3. Black

    2,495 ± 408

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, 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

34.2k

2017 Value

4.2%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 32.8k employees to 34.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,710 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,193 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,039 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,710 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,193 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,039 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers (26.3 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (19.4 times), and Graders & sorters, agricultural products (8.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers ($147,937), Firefighters ($145,579), and Chief executives & legislators ($112,098).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.2k

2017 Value

4.2%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 32.8k employees to 34.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, are Farming (3,855 people), Construction (3,363 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,655 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, 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 Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Farming (3,855 people), Construction (3,363 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,655 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Sugar & confectionery products (30.8 times higher than expected), Support activities for agriculture & forestry (22.4 times), and Farming (18.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Banking & related activities ($97,906), Computer Systems Design ($84,332), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($77,428).

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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.

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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

N/A% of the population of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 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

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

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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

Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is home to a population of 103k people, from which 87.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is composed of 54.6k White Alone residents (53.2%), 35.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.4%), 9.26k Black or African American Alone residents (9.01%), 1.35k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.31%), 1.15k Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 813 Asian Alone residents (0.791%), 120 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.117%), and 89 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0866%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (26,827 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (316 speakers), and Tagalog (297 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was 17.7%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,294 ± 2,144 people

  2. Cuba

    3,642 ± 1,455 people

  3. Nicaragua

    707 ± 651 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was Mexico, the natal country of 8,294 Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL residents, followed by Cuba with 3,642 and Nicaragua with 707.

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Citizenship

87.8%

2017 Citizenship

87.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.8% of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was 87.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    54.6k ± 663

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35.3k ± 1.59k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    9.26k ± 323

In 2017, there were 1.55 times more White Alone residents (54.6k people) in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.3k Hispanic or Latino and 9.26k 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 Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    26,827 speakers (28.6%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    316 speakers (0.337%)

  3. Tagalog

    297 speakers (0.316%)

31.1% of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, 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 Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 28.6% of the overall population of Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.337% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.316% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,168 ± 363

  2. Korea

    923 ± 177

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    657 ± 207

Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was $86,900 in 2017, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,500 to $86,900, a 5.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,965

Median Household Income

± $1,518

34.3k

Number of Households

± 1,325

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.3k households in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL grew to $38,965 from the previous year's value of $37,151.

The following chart displays the households in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, 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

$86,900

2017 Median

± $3,358

$82,500

2016 Median

± $3,712

In 2017, the median property value in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL grew to to $86,900 from the previous year's value of $82,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, 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 Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

72%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.81% of the workforce in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Public Transit

    3.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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