Santa Rosa County, FL

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Population

166,778

1.75% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$62,731

3.43% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

70,810

3.34% growth

Median Property Value

$170,500

3.02% growth

About

In 2017, Santa Rosa County, FL had a population of 167k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $62,731. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Santa Rosa County, FL grew from 163,903 to 166,778, a 1.75% increase and its median household income grew from $60,652 to $62,731, a 3.43% increase.

The population of Santa Rosa County, FL is 82.9% White Alone, 5.77% Black or African American Alone, and 5.24% Hispanic or Latino. 5.98% of the people in Santa Rosa County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Rosa County, FL are Radford M Locklin Technical Center (120 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Santa Rosa County, FL is $170,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Santa Rosa County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Rosa County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Santa Rosa County, FL borders Okaloosa County, FL, Escambia County, AL, and Escambia County, FL.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Rosa County, FL employs 70.8k people. The largest industries in Santa Rosa County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,312 people), Retail Trade (9,038 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,206 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,704), Manufacturing ($58,065), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,583).

Median household income in Santa Rosa County, FL is $62,731. Males in Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,731

2017 value

± $1,578

3.43%

1 Year Growth

± 3.42%

Households in Santa Rosa County, FL have a median annual income of $62,731, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,652 in 2016, which represents a 3.43% 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 Santa Rosa County, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Santa Rosa County, FL by number of full-time 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa 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 109

  2. Census Tract 107.07

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Rosa County, FL was Census Tract 109 with a value of $84,423, followed by Census Tract 107.07 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $82,734 and $75,572.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Rosa County, FL (18.1k out of 160k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 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

    14,654 ± 1,024

  2. Hispanic

    1,587 ± 381

  3. Two Or More

    1,449 ± 318

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Rosa County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

70.8k

2017 Value

± 2,215

3.34%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Rosa County, FL grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 68.5k employees to 70.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Rosa County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,179 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,235 people), and Management Occupations (7,347 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,179 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,235 people), and Management Occupations (7,347 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Santa Rosa County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa County, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,948), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,295), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,158).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.8k

2017 Value

± 2,215

3.34%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Rosa County, FL grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 68.5k employees to 70.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Rosa County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,312 people), Retail Trade (9,038 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,206 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Rosa County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,312 people), Retail Trade (9,038 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Santa Rosa County, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.64 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.42 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Rosa County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,704), Manufacturing ($58,065), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,583).

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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

88.7% of the population of Santa Rosa County, FL has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 9.99% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 11.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Santa Rosa County, FL see 1416 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.71% decrease from the previous year (1486 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3706 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1960 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

1,416 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Santa Rosa County, FL see an average of 1,416 patients per year. This represents a 4.71% decrease from the previous year (1,486 patients).

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

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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

11.3%

Uninsured

37.9%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

9.99%

Medicare

17.9%

Non-Group

11.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Rosa County, FL declined by 3.46% from 11.7% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Rosa 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

Santa Rosa County, FL is home to a population of 167k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.68% of Santa Rosa County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Rosa County, FL is composed of 138k White Alone residents (82.9%), 9.62k Black or African American Alone residents (5.77%), 8.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.24%), 5.83k Two or More Races residents (3.5%), 3.22k Asian Alone residents (1.93%), 782 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.469%), 235 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.141%), and 158 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0947%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Santa Rosa County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,233 speakers), Tagalog (1,028 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (418 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Santa Rosa County, FL was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Santa Rosa County, FL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Santa Rosa County, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.68% of Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County, FL was 4.47%, 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 Santa Rosa County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Santa Rosa County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Santa Rosa County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Rosa County, FL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    138k ± 136

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.62k ± 490

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.74k ± 966

In 2017, there were 14.4 times more White Alone residents (138k people) in Santa Rosa County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.62k Black or African American Alone and 8.74k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,233 speakers (2.79%)

  2. Tagalog

    1,028 speakers (0.677%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    418 speakers (0.275%)

5.98% of Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.79% of the overall population of Santa Rosa County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.677% speak Tagalog and 0.275% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,005 ± 644

  2. Vietnam

    5,989 ± 452

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,664 ± 488

Santa Rosa County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Santa Rosa County, FL awarded 120 degrees. The student population of Santa Rosa County, FL is skewed towards men, with 341 male students and 237 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Rosa County, FL are White (105 and 87.5%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 7.5%), Two or More Races (3 and 2.5%), and Asian (1 and 0.833%).

The largest universities in Santa Rosa County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Radford M Locklin Technical Center (120 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Santa Rosa County, FL are HVAC Maintenance (26 and 21.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 and 15%), and Pharmacy Technician (14 and 11.7%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Rosa County, FL are $N/A 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

Most Common

  1. 10 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Santa Rosa County, FL was Electrician with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Santa Rosa County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

120 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Santa Rosa County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Radford M Locklin Technical Center with 120 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

67

Degrees Awarded to Men

53

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 67 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Rosa County, FL, which is 1.26 times more than the 53 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

    105 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Rosa County, FL were to White students. These 105 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Rosa County, FL was $170,500 in 2017, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $165,500 to $170,500, a 3.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Rosa County, FL is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Rosa County, FL have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Rosa 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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$62,731

Median Household Income

± $1,578

60.6k

Number of Households

± 1,915

In 2017, the median household income of the 60.6k households in Santa Rosa County, FL grew to $62,731 from the previous year's value of $60,652.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Rosa 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

$170,500

2017 Median

± $3,014

$165,500

2016 Median

± $3,054

In 2017, the median property value in Santa Rosa County, FL grew to to $170,500 from the previous year's value of $165,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County, 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 Santa Rosa County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Rosa County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in Santa Rosa County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Rosa County, FL have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Santa Rosa County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.11%

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

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