Jefferson County, FL

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Population

14,085

0.0213% growth

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$47,599

14.2% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

4,922

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$131,700

6.81% growth

About

In 2017, Jefferson County, FL had a population of 14.1k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $47,599. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson County, FL grew from 14,082 to 14,085, a 0.0213% increase and its median household income grew from $41,696 to $47,599, a 14.2% increase.

The population of Jefferson County, FL is 58.2% White Alone, 35.1% Black or African American Alone, and 4.03% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jefferson County, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson County, FL is $131,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.4%. Most people in Jefferson County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, FL employs 4.92k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (866 people), Public Administration (812 people), and Educational Services (471 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,143), and Manufacturing ($56,618).

Median household income in Jefferson County, FL is $47,599. Males in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,599

2017 value

± $6,872

14.2%

1 Year Growth

± 16.4%

Households in Jefferson County, FL have a median annual income of $47,599, 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 $41,696 in 2016, which represents a 14.2% 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.

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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 Jefferson 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 2502

  2. Census Tract 2501.01

  3. Census Tract 2501.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, FL was Census Tract 2502 with a value of $54,078, followed by Census Tract 2501.01 and Census Tract 2501.02, with respective values of $44,864 and $40,822.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, FL (1.6k out of 11.5k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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. Black

    799 ± 183

  2. White

    633 ± 159

  3. Other

    127 ± 143

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

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

4.92k

2017 Value

± 415

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, FL grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 4.82k employees to 4.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, FL, are Management Occupations (682 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (455 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, FL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (682 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (455 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.51 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.87 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,040), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,824), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,806).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.92k

2017 Value

± 415

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, FL grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 4.82k employees to 4.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (866 people), Public Administration (812 people), and Educational Services (471 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (866 people), Public Administration (812 people), and Educational Services (471 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.86 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.53 times), and Utilities (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,143), and Manufacturing ($56,618).

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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 ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($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

92.2% of the population of Jefferson County, FL has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, FL see 4694 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.235% increase from the previous year (4683 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4635 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2781 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

4,694 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, FL see an average of 4,694 patients per year. This represents a 0.235% increase from the previous year (4,683 patients).

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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

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

7.79%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

17.3%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, FL declined by 22% from 9.98% to 7.79%.

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

Jefferson County, FL is home to a population of 14.1k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.1% of Jefferson County, FL residents were born outside of the country (436 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, FL is composed of 8.2k White Alone residents (58.2%), 4.95k Black or African American Alone residents (35.1%), 568 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.03%), 164 Two or More Races residents (1.16%), 127 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.902%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.419%), 21 Asian Alone residents (0.149%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jefferson County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, FL was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Jefferson County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson County, FL residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

436 people

2.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

416 people

As of 2017, 3.1% of Jefferson County, FL residents (436 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 Jefferson County, FL was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Jefferson County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, FL was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.2k ± 177

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.95k ± 77

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    568 ± 113

In 2017, there were 1.66 times more White Alone residents (8.2k people) in Jefferson County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.95k Black or African American Alone and 568 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 Jefferson County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jefferson County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jefferson County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jefferson County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    522 ± 125

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    195 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    140 ± 74

Jefferson County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, FL was $131,700 in 2017, which is 0.605 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,300 to $131,700, a 6.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, FL is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson County, FL have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson 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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$47,599

Median Household Income

± $6,872

5.7k

Number of Households

± 446

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.7k households in Jefferson County, FL grew to $47,599 from the previous year's value of $41,696.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$131,700

2017 Median

± $24,454

$123,300

2016 Median

± $17,429

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson County, FL grew to to $131,700 from the previous year's value of $123,300.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%

2017 Homeownership

78.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.4% of the housing units in Jefferson County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, FL have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.0218% of the workforce in Jefferson County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson County, FL was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.24%).

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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