Martin County, FL

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Population

155,719

1.38% growth

Median Age

51.6


Median Household Income

$55,588

5.64% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

64,614

3.64% growth

Median Property Value

$233,000

11.1% growth

About

In 2017, Martin County, FL had a population of 156k people with a median age of 51.6 and a median household income of $55,588. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Martin County, FL grew from 153,592 to 155,719, a 1.38% increase and its median household income grew from $52,622 to $55,588, a 5.64% increase.

The population of Martin County, FL is 79% White Alone, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.42% Black or African American Alone. 14.3% of the people in Martin County, FL speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Martin County, FL are Hobe Sound Bible College (28 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Martin County, FL is $233,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in Martin County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Martin County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Martin County, FL employs 64.6k people. The largest industries in Martin County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,363 people), Retail Trade (7,166 people), and Construction (5,513 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,448), Finance & Insurance ($63,509), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,245).

Median household income in Martin County, FL is $55,588. Males in Martin 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 Martin County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,588

2017 value

± $1,532

5.64%

1 Year Growth

± 3.74%

Households in Martin County, FL have a median annual income of $55,588, 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 $52,622 in 2016, which represents a 5.64% 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 Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin 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 5.02

  2. Census Tract 16.02

  3. Census Tract 6.10

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Martin County, FL was Census Tract 5.02 with a value of $107,813, followed by Census Tract 16.02 and Census Tract 6.10, with respective values of $106,458 and $101,538.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Martin County, FL (16.6k out of 153k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    12,219 ± 932

  2. Hispanic

    4,918 ± 551

  3. Black

    1,846 ± 370

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

64.6k

2017 Value

± 1,949

3.64%

1 Year growth

± 4.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martin County, FL grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 62.3k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Martin County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,447 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,194 people), and Management Occupations (7,018 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Martin County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Martin County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,447 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,194 people), and Management Occupations (7,018 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Martin County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.45 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Martin County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,625), Legal Occupations ($73,056), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.6k

2017 Value

± 1,949

3.64%

1 Year growth

± 4.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martin County, FL grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 62.3k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Martin County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,363 people), Retail Trade (7,166 people), and Construction (5,513 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Martin County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Martin 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 Martin County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,363 people), Retail Trade (7,166 people), and Construction (5,513 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Martin County, FL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.21 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.95 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Martin County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($97,448), Finance & Insurance ($63,509), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,245).

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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

87.7% of the population of Martin County, FL has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 9.53% on Medicaid, 22.4% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Martin County, FL see 1421 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.907% decrease from the previous year (1434 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 653 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

1,421 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Martin County, FL see an average of 1,421 patients per year. This represents a 0.907% decrease from the previous year (1,434 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

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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

12.3%

Uninsured

35.6%

Employer Coverage

9.53%

Medicaid

22.4%

Medicare

18.1%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Martin County, FL declined by 9.71% from 13.7% to 12.3%.

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

Martin County, FL is home to a population of 156k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.2% of Martin County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Martin County, FL is composed of 123k White Alone residents (79%), 20.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 8.44k Black or African American Alone residents (5.42%), 1.96k Asian Alone residents (1.26%), 1.22k Two or More Races residents (0.783%), 327 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.21%), 109 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.07%), and 108 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0694%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Martin County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (15,345 speakers), French Creole (732 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (660 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Martin County, FL was 51.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Martin County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Martin County, FL residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.2% of Martin 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 Martin County, FL was 10.1%, 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 Martin County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Martin County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Martin County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Martin County, FL was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    123k ± 53

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20.5k ± 1.78k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.44k ± 227

In 2017, there were 5.99 times more White Alone residents (123k people) in Martin County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.5k Hispanic or Latino and 8.44k 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 Martin County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    15,345 speakers (10.6%)

  2. French Creole

    732 speakers (0.504%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    660 speakers (0.454%)

14.3% of Martin 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 Martin County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.6% of the overall population of Martin County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.504% speak French Creole and 0.454% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,954 ± 397

  2. Korea

    2,441 ± 294

  3. World War II

    1,799 ± 346

Martin County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Martin County, FL awarded 28 degrees. The student population of Martin County, FL is skewed towards men, with 104 male students and 99 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Martin County, FL are White (24 and 88.9%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 11.1%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Martin County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Hobe Sound Bible College (28 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Martin County, FL are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (7 and 25%), Other Theology & Religious Vocations (5 and 17.9%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (4 and 14.3%).

The median tuition costs in Martin County, FL are $5,600 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Martin County, FL was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 7 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$5,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Martin County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hobe Sound Bible College with 28 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

15

Degrees Awarded to Men

13

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Martin County, FL, which is 1.15 times more than the 13 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    24 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Martin County, FL were to White students. These 24 degrees mean that there were 8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Martin County, FL was $233,000 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $209,700 to $233,000, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Martin County, FL is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Martin County, FL have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Martin 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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$55,588

Median Household Income

± $1,532

63.5k

Number of Households

± 1,726

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.5k households in Martin County, FL grew to $55,588 from the previous year's value of $52,622.

The following chart displays the households in Martin 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

$233,000

2017 Median

± $7,309

$209,700

2016 Median

± $7,925

In 2017, the median property value in Martin County, FL grew to to $233,000 from the previous year's value of $209,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Martin 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 Martin County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Martin County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Martin County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.6% of the housing units in Martin County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Martin County, FL have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Martin County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.45%

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

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