Washington County, FL

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Population

24,472

0.629% decline

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$36,989

3.5% decline

Poverty Rate

21%


Number of Employees

8,860

2.04% growth

Median Property Value

$102,700

9.61% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, FL had a population of 24.5k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $36,989. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, FL declined from 24,627 to 24,472, a -0.629% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,330 to $36,989, a -3.5% decrease.

The population of Washington County, FL is 77.6% White Alone, 15.3% Black or African American Alone, and 3.54% Hispanic or Latino. 4.16% of the people in Washington County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, FL are Florida Panhandle Technical College (238 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Washington County, FL is $102,700, and the homeownership rate is 78.9%. Most people in Washington County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, FL employs 8.86k people. The largest industries in Washington County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,222 people), Retail Trade (1,110 people), and Public Administration (1,099 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,403), Utilities ($53,281), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,389).

Median household income in Washington County, FL is $36,989. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,989

2017 value

± $3,048

-3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Washington County, FL have a median annual income of $36,989, 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 $38,330 in 2016, which represents a -3.5% 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington 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 9701.02

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9703.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, FL was Census Tract 9701.02 with a value of $43,750, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703.02, with respective values of $42,119 and $41,793.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, FL (4.64k out of 22.1k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    3,317 ± 324

  2. Black

    1,088 ± 250

  3. Two Or More

    96 ± 117

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, FL is White, followed by Black 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

8.86k

2017 Value

± 589

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 9.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, FL grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 8.68k employees to 8.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,210 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (812 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (757 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,210 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (812 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (757 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.39 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.5 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,344), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,087), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.86k

2017 Value

± 589

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 9.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, FL grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 8.68k employees to 8.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,222 people), Retail Trade (1,110 people), and Public Administration (1,099 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,222 people), Retail Trade (1,110 people), and Public Administration (1,099 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.66 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times), and Construction (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,403), Utilities ($53,281), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,389).

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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

86.7% of the population of Washington County, FL has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, FL see 3527 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.4% decrease from the previous year (4075 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3071 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6142 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

3527 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Washington County, FL see an average of 3527 patients per year. This represents a 13.4% decrease from the previous year (4075 patients).

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

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

13.3%

Uninsured

34.1%

Employer Coverage

21.5%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

2.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, FL declined by 1.33% from 13.5% to 13.3%.

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

Washington County, FL is home to a population of 24.5k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.77% of Washington County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, FL is composed of 19k White Alone residents (77.6%), 3.75k Black or African American Alone residents (15.3%), 867 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.54%), 404 Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 287 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.17%), 77 Asian Alone residents (0.315%), 74 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.302%), and 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0654%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (595 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (91 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (87 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, FL was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Washington County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, FL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.77% of Washington 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 Washington County, FL was 2.72%, 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 Washington County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Washington County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Washington County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, FL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19k ± 28

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.75k ± 109

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    867 ± 159

In 2017, there were 5.07 times more White Alone residents (19k people) in Washington County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.75k Black or African American Alone and 867 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 Washington County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    595 speakers (2.54%)

  2. Serbo-Croatian

    91 speakers (0.389%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    87 speakers (0.372%)

4.16% of Washington 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 Washington County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.54% of the overall population of Washington County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.389% speak Serbo-Croatian and 0.372% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    774 ± 135

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    416 ± 112

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    351 ± 109

Washington County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, FL awarded 238 degrees. The student population of Washington County, FL is skewed towards women, with 117 male students and 124 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, FL are White (182 and 76.5%), followed by Black or African American (46 and 19.3%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 2.52%), and Two or More Races (3 and 1.26%).

The largest universities in Washington County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida Panhandle Technical College (238 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (30 and 12.6%), Corrections (25 and 10.5%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (24 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Washington 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washington County, FL was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 19 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

238 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida Panhandle Technical College with 238 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

105

Degrees Awarded to Men

133

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 105 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, FL, which is 0.789 times less than the 133 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

    182 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, FL were to White students. These 182 degrees mean that there were 3.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, FL was $102,700 in 2017, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,700 to $102,700, a 9.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, FL is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, FL have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$36,989

Median Household Income

± $3,048

8.56k

Number of Households

± 520

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.56k households in Washington County, FL declined from $36,989 from the previous year's value of $38,330.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$102,700

2017 Median

± $7,297

$93,700

2016 Median

± $8,584

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, FL grew to to $102,700 from the previous year's value of $93,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.9%

2017 Homeownership

78%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.9% of the housing units in Washington County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, FL have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.27% of the workforce in Washington County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.92%

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

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