Seminole County, FL

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Population

467,832

1.12% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$67,470

5.34% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

244,741

6.74% growth

Median Property Value

$267,400

13.1% growth

About

In 2018, Seminole County, FL had a population of 468k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $67,470. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Seminole County, FL grew from 462,659 to 467,832, a 1.12% increase and its median household income grew from $64,049 to $67,470, a 5.34% increase.

The population of Seminole County, FL is 59.3% White Alone, 22% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Seminole County, FL speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seminole County, FL are Seminole State College of Florida (5,705 degrees awarded in 2017), L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy (307 degrees), and Herzing University-Winter Park (217 degrees).

The median property value in Seminole County, FL is $267,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.3%. Most people in Seminole County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Seminole County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Seminole County, FL employs 245k people. The largest industries in Seminole County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,480 people), Retail Trade (26,512 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,378 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,016), Utilities ($81,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,940).

Median household income in Seminole County, FL is $67,470. Males in Seminole County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Seminole County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,470

2018 value

± $2,717

5.34%

1 Year Growth

± 6.26%

Households in Seminole County, FL have a median annual income of $67,470, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,049 in 2017, which represents a 5.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida 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

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Seminole County, FL is from Florida.

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 207.03

  2. Census Tract 213.16

  3. Census Tract 216.09

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seminole County, FL was Census Tract 207.03 with a value of $157,399, followed by Census Tract 213.16 and Census Tract 216.09, with respective values of $108,448 and $108,243.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seminole County, FL (52.5k out of 445k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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

    35,272 ± 1,663

  2. Hispanic

    15,267 ± 1,178

  3. Black

    9,572 ± 813

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

245k

2018 Value

± 8,869

6.74%

1 Year growth

± 4.89%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Seminole County, FL grew at a rate of 6.74%, from 229k employees to 245k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seminole County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,813 people), Management Occupations (29,466 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,857 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seminole County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seminole County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,813 people), Management Occupations (29,466 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,857 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seminole County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.32 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.31 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seminole County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,148), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,705), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,598).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

245k

2018 Value

± 8,869

6.74%

1 Year growth

± 4.89%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Seminole County, FL grew at a rate of 6.74%, from 229k employees to 245k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seminole County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,480 people), Retail Trade (26,512 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,378 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seminole County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Seminole 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 Seminole County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,480 people), Retail Trade (26,512 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,378 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seminole County, FL has an unusually high number of Information (1.82 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.62 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seminole County, FL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,016), Utilities ($81,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,940).

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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. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($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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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% 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. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93% of the population of Seminole County, FL has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Seminole County, FL see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.845% decrease from the previous year (1302 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1700 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 675 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

1,291 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Seminole County, FL see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.845% decrease from the previous year (1,302 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

7%

Uninsured

54.5%

Employer Coverage

10.5%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seminole County, FL declined by 36.5% from 11% to 7%.

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

Seminole County, FL is home to a population of 468k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.1% of Seminole County, FL residents were born outside of the country (55.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Seminole County, FL is composed of 277k White Alone residents (59.3%), 103k Hispanic or Latino residents (22%), 53.7k Black or African American Alone residents (11.5%), 22k Asian Alone residents (4.7%), 9.52k Two or More Races residents (2.03%), 1.13k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.241%), 914 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.195%), and 273 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0584%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Seminole County, FL was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Seminole County, FL are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Seminole County, FL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

55.8k people

12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

54.7k people

As of 2017, 12.1% of Seminole County, FL residents (55.8k 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 Seminole County, FL was 12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

92.9%

2018 Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.9% of Seminole County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Seminole County, FL was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    277k ± 669

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    103k ± 9.88k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    53.7k ± 1.82k

In 2018, there were 2.7 times more White Alone residents (277k people) in Seminole County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 103k Hispanic or Latino and 53.7k 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 Seminole County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,493 ± 1,650

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,545 ± 1,376

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,327 ± 1,210

Seminole County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Seminole County, FL awarded 6,987 degrees. The student population of Seminole County, FL is skewed towards women, with 8,769 male students and 11,010 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seminole County, FL are White (3,491 and 53.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,570 and 23.9%), Black or African American (988 and 15%), and Asian (216 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Seminole County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Seminole State College of Florida (5,705 and 81.7%), L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy (307 and 4.39%), and Herzing University-Winter Park (217 and 3.11%).

The most popular majors in Seminole County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,223 and 31.8%), Registered Nursing (391 and 5.6%), and Biotechnology (352 and 5.04%).

The median tuition costs in Seminole County, FL are $13,658 for private four year colleges, and $2,393 and $9,494 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 64 degrees awarded

  2. 2,223 degrees awarded

  3. 365 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Seminole County, FL was Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management with 64 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,705 degrees awarded

  2. 307 degrees awarded

  3. 217 degrees awarded

$2,393

Median In-State Public

$13,658

Median Private

In 2017, the Seminole County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Seminole State College of Florida with 5,705 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,088

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,899

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,088 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seminole County, FL, which is 0.792 times less than the 3,899 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Seminole County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,491 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,570 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    988 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seminole County, FL were to White students. These 3,491 degrees mean that there were 2.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,570 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seminole County, FL was $267,400 in 2018, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $236,400 to $267,400, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Seminole County, FL is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seminole County, FL have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seminole County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$267,400

2018 Median

± $6,383

$236,400

2017 Median

± $8,813

In 2018, the median property value in Seminole County, FL grew to to $267,400 from the previous year's value of $236,400.

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

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Household Income

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

$67,470

Median Household Income

± $2,717

179k

Number of Households

± 7,357

In 2018, the median household income of the 179k households in Seminole County, FL grew to $67,470 from the previous year's value of $64,049.

The following chart displays the households in Seminole 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.3%

2018 Homeownership

64.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.3% of the housing units in Seminole County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Seminole County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seminole County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Seminole County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.66%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.3%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Seminole County, FL was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.66%) and those who Worked At Home (7.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Seminole County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seminole County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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