Ocala, FL

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Population

354,353

1.53% growth

Median Age

48.3


Median Household Income

$43,910

11.5% growth

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Number of Employees

123,022

2.04% decline

Median Property Value

$137,300

8.11% growth

About

In 2017, Ocala, FL had a population of 354k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $43,910. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ocala, FL grew from 349,020 to 354,353, a 1.53% increase and its median household income grew from $39,383 to $43,910, a 11.5% increase.

The population of Ocala, FL is 70.1% White Alone, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.4% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ocala, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ocala, FL are College of Central Florida (2,540 degrees awarded in 2016), Rasmussen College-Florida (2,372 degrees), and Marion Technical College (419226) (392 degrees).

The median property value in Ocala, FL is $137,300, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Ocala, FL commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocala, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ocala, FL employs 123k people. The largest industries in Ocala, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,149 people), Retail Trade (16,424 people), and Educational Services (12,078 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,944), Information ($51,482), and Finance & Insurance ($48,156).

Median household income in Ocala, FL is $43,910. Males in Ocala, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Ocala, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,910

2017 value

± $1,793

11.5%

1 Year Growth

± 5.22%

Households in Ocala, FL have a median annual income of $43,910, 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 $39,383 in 2016, which represents a 11.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 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

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Ocala, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

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 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocala, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $73,836, followed by Nassau County, FL and Santa Rosa County, FL, with respective values of $71,489 and $66,059.

The following map shows all of the counties in Ocala, 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

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocala, FL (58.8k out of 334k 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 Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    42,687 ± 1,753

  2. Black

    12,630 ± 964

  3. Hispanic

    11,368 ± 892

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

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

123k

2017 Value

± 7,163

-2.04%

1 Year decline

± 8.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocala, FL declined at a rate of -2.04%, from 126k employees to 123k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocala, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (16,570 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,819 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (9,209 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (16,570 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,819 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (9,209 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Ocala, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.78 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,059), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,482), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,593).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

123k

2017 Value

± 7,163

-2.04%

1 Year decline

± 8.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocala, FL declined at a rate of -2.04%, from 126k employees to 123k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocala, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,149 people), Retail Trade (16,424 people), and Educational Services (12,078 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocala, FL, though some of these residents may live in Ocala, 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 Ocala, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,149 people), Retail Trade (16,424 people), and Educational Services (12,078 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Ocala, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.59 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.72 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ocala, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,944), Information ($51,482), and Finance & Insurance ($48,156).

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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

89.5% of the population of Ocala, FL has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 21.8% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ocala, 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%).

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

10.5%

Uninsured

29.6%

Employer Coverage

18.7%

Medicaid

21.8%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocala, FL declined by 12.8% from 12% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocala, 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

Ocala, FL is home to a population of 354k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.98% of Ocala, FL residents were born outside of the country (24.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ocala, FL is composed of 248k White Alone residents (70.1%), 46.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 44k Black or African American Alone residents (12.4%), 5.95k Asian Alone residents (1.68%), 5.7k Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 1.87k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.529%), 1.53k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.432%), and 301 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0849%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ocala, FL was 48.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Ocala, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ocala, FL residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.98%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.7k people

7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

24.4k people

As of 2017, 6.98% of Ocala, FL residents (24.7k 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 Ocala, FL was 7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Ocala, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ocala, FL was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    248k ± 1.49k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    46.7k ± 4.29k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    44k ± 2.34k

In 2017, there were 5.32 times more White Alone residents (248k people) in Ocala, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.7k Hispanic or Latino and 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 Ocala, 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 Ocala, 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 Ocala, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ocala, 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

    13,728 ± 1,898

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,664 ± 1,125

  3. Korea

    3,573 ± 1,068

Ocala, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ocala, FL awarded 5,383 degrees. The student population of Ocala, FL is skewed towards women, with 4,674 male students and 11,122 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ocala, FL are White (3,434 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (715 and 13.4%), Hispanic or Latino (607 and 11.4%), and Unknown (229 and 4.29%).

The largest universities in Ocala, FL by number of degrees awarded are College of Central Florida (2,540 and 47.2%), Rasmussen College-Florida (2,372 and 44.1%), and Marion Technical College (419226) (392 and 7.28%).

The most popular majors in Ocala, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (977 and 18.1%), Registered Nursing (712 and 13.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (614 and 11.4%).

The median tuition costs in Ocala, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,910 and $7,642 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 571 degrees awarded

  2. 181 degrees awarded

  3. 977 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ocala, FL was Registered Nursing with 571 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ocala, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,540 degrees awarded

  2. 2,372 degrees awarded

  3. 392 degrees awarded

$1,910

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ocala, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Central Florida with 2,540 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,603

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,780

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,603 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ocala, FL, which is 0.424 times less than the 3,780 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ocala, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,434 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    715 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    607 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ocala, FL were to White students. These 3,434 degrees mean that there were 4.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 715 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocala, FL was $137,300 in 2017, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,000 to $137,300, a 8.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocala, FL is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocala, FL have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Ocala, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,910

Median Household Income

± $1,793

141k

Number of Households

± 7,178

In 2017, the median household income of the 141k households in Ocala, FL grew to $43,910 from the previous year's value of $39,383.

The following chart displays the households in Ocala, 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

$137,300

2017 Median

± $7,868

$127,000

2016 Median

± $7,332

In 2017, the median property value in Ocala, FL grew to to $137,300 from the previous year's value of $127,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ocala, 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 Ocala, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ocala, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocala, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.9% of the housing units in Ocala, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocala, FL have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Ocala, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocala, FL was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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