South Bay, FL

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2022 Population
4,830
23.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
2.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
32%
28% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,438
3.79% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$118,500
18.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, South Bay, FL had a population of 4.83k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $48,438. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Bay, FL declined from 6,284 to 4,830, a −23.1% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,344 to $48,438, a −3.79% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Bay, FL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.6%), White (Hispanic) (11.3%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in South Bay, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.8% of the residents in South Bay, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in South Bay, FL was $118,500, and the homeownership rate was 58.2%.

Most people in South Bay, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.3 minutes. The average car ownership in South Bay, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

South Bay, FL is home to a population of 4.83k people, from which 85.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.3% of South Bay, FL residents were born outside of the country (981 people).

In 2022, there were 3.85 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.74k people) in South Bay, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 713 White (Non-Hispanic) and 561 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.8%
2022 Citizenship
86.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.8% of South Bay, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Bay, FL was 86.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Bay, FL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.74k ± 273
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    713 ± 163
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    561 ± 215
24.3%
Hispanic Population
1.17k people

In 2022, there were 3.85 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.74k people) in South Bay, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 713 White (Non-Hispanic) and 561 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.3% of the people in South Bay, FL are hispanic (1.17k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Bay, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
981 people
20.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people

As of 2022, 20.3% of South Bay, FL residents (981 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Bay, FL was 20.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    44 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    30 ± 39
  3. Vietnam
    29 ± 39

South Bay, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Bay, FL employs 956 people. The largest industries in South Bay, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (197 people), Retail Trade (143 people), and Educational Services (143 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,078), Manufacturing ($51,406), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,406).

Occupations

956
2022 Value
± 186
−20.3%
1 Year decline
± 34.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Bay, FL declined at a rate of −20.3%, from 1.2k employees to 956 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Bay, FL, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (158 people), Material Moving Occupations (107 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (86 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Bay, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

956
2022 Value
± 186
−20.3%
1 Year decline
± 34.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Bay, FL declined at a rate of −20.3%, from 1.2k employees to 956 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Bay, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (197 people), Retail Trade (143 people), and Educational Services (143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Bay, FL, though some of these residents may live in South Bay, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,524
Median earning men ± $20,725
$23,561
Median earning women ± $3,016

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,469), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,406), and Manufacturing ($50,156).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($29,821), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($23,648), and Public Administration ($21,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Bay, FL was $118,500 in 2022, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,900 to $118,500, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in South Bay, FL is 58.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Bay, FL have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Bay, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$118,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,687
$422
Median Property Taxes
±$109

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Bay, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in South Bay, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.2% of the housing units in South Bay, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 83.01
  2. Census Tract 83.02

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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.
$48,438
Median Household Income
± $17,383
725
Number of Households
± 159

In 2022, the median household income of the 725 households in South Bay, FL declined from $48,438 from the previous year's value of $50,344.

The following chart displays the households in South Bay, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Bay, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Public Transit (8.27%)

In 2022, 69.4% of workers in South Bay, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.27%).

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Commute Time

32.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Bay, FL have a longer commute time (32.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.29% of the workforce in South Bay, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Bay, FL (729 out of 2.28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Bay, FL is Black, 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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Health

76.9% of the population of South Bay, FL has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 28.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 8.52% on non-group plans, and 2.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see 1261 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1262 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1329 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,261 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Palm Beach County, FL

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see an average of 1,261 patients per year. This represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1,262 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Palm Beach County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.9% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

23.1%
Uninsured
24.4%
Employer Coverage
28.3%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
8.52%
Non-Group
2.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Bay, FL grew by 24.1% from 18.6% to 23.1%.

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