Dixie County, FL

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Population

16,323

1.49% growth

Poverty Rate

23.7%


Median Age

47.6


Median Household Income

$35,910

3.68% growth

Number of Employees

4,798

3.64% decline

Median Property Value

$71,600

2.87% growth

About

In 2017, Dixie County, FL had a population of 16.3k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $35,910. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dixie County, FL grew from 16,084 to 16,323, a 1.49% increase and its median household income grew from $34,634 to $35,910, a 3.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dixie County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.07%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), White (Hispanic) (2.33%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.34%). N/A% of the people in Dixie County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dixie County, FL is $71,600, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in Dixie County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Dixie County, FL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Dixie County, FL employs 4.8k people. The largest industries in Dixie County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), Retail Trade (625 people), and Public Administration (606 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($48,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,042).

Median household income in Dixie County, FL is $35,910. Males in Dixie 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 Dixie County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,910

2017 value

± $3,084

3.68%

1 Year Growth

± 12.6%

Households in Dixie County, FL have a median annual income of $35,910, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,634 in 2016, which represents a 3.68% 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 Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida 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 Florida 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 Dixie 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9701.01

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9701.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dixie County, FL was Census Tract 9701.01 with a value of $40,448, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701.02, with respective values of $38,136 and $33,042.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dixie County, FL (3.47k out of 14.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, 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

    2,906 ± 394

  2. Hispanic

    288 ± 111

  3. Black

    241 ± 134

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

4.8k

2017 Value

± 532

-3.64%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dixie County, FL declined at a rate of -3.64%, from 4.98k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dixie County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (763 people), Management Occupations (424 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (424 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dixie County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dixie County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (763 people), Management Occupations (424 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (424 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dixie County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (6.08 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.02 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dixie County, FL, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($162,604), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,438), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($55,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.8k

2017 Value

± 532

-3.64%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dixie County, FL declined at a rate of -3.64%, from 4.98k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dixie County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), Retail Trade (625 people), and Public Administration (606 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dixie County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Dixie 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 Dixie County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), Retail Trade (625 people), and Public Administration (606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dixie County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.41 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.71 times), and Construction (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dixie County, FL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($48,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,042).

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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

82.5% of the population of Dixie County, FL has health coverage, with 20.8% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 4.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dixie County, FL see 8102 patients per year on average, which represents a 52.8% increase from the previous year (5302 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8150 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

8,102 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dixie County, FL see an average of 8,102 patients per year. This represents a 52.8% increase from the previous year (5,302 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

17.5%

Uninsured

20.8%

Employer Coverage

26.4%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

4.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dixie County, FL declined by 1.11% from 17.7% to 17.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dixie 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%.

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Diversity

Dixie County, FL is home to a population of 16.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.73% of Dixie County, FL residents were born outside of the country (446 people).

In 2017, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Dixie County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.15k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 545 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dixie County, FL was 47.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Dixie County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dixie County, FL residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

446 people

2.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

448 people

As of 2017, 2.73% of Dixie County, FL residents (446 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 Dixie County, FL was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Dixie County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dixie County, FL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dixie County, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    13.8k ± 21

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.15k ± 160

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    545 ± 150

In 2017, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Dixie County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.15k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 545 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Dixie County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    918 ± 180

  2. Korea

    245 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    156 ± 89

Dixie County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dixie County, FL was $71,600 in 2017, which is 0.312 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,600 to $71,600, a 2.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Dixie County, FL is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dixie County, FL have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dixie County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$71,600

2017 Median

± $8,743

$69,600

2016 Median

± $6,350

In 2017, the median property value in Dixie County, FL grew to to $71,600 from the previous year's value of $69,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dixie 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 Dixie County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$35,910

Median Household Income

± $3,084

6.43k

Number of Households

± 600

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.43k households in Dixie County, FL grew to $35,910 from the previous year's value of $34,634.

The following chart displays the households in Dixie 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in Dixie County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dixie County, FL have a longer commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.41% of the workforce in Dixie County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dixie County, FL was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (5.78%).

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 Dixie County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dixie County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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