Lafayette County, FL

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Population

8,684

0.663% decline

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$41,512

14.6% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Number of Employees

2,532

0.628% decline

Median Property Value

$101,400

9.79% decline

About

In 2017, Lafayette County, FL had a population of 8.68k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $41,512. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lafayette County, FL declined from 8,742 to 8,684, a -0.663% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,236 to $41,512, a 14.6% increase.

The population of Lafayette County, FL is 68.3% White Alone, 15.1% Black or African American Alone, and 14.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lafayette County, FL speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lafayette County, FL is $101,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.2%. Most people in Lafayette County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lafayette County, FL employs 2.53k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, FL are Public Administration (412 people), Educational Services (365 people), and Retail Trade (314 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($55,370), Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,482), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($45,199).

Median household income in Lafayette County, FL is $41,512. Males in Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,512

2017 value

± $9,747

14.6%

1 Year Growth

± 25.7%

Households in Lafayette County, FL have a median annual income of $41,512, 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 $36,236 in 2016, which represents a 14.6% 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 Lafayette 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette County, FL was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $42,015, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $39,688 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lafayette 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

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, FL (1.26k out of 7.11k 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 < 5 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

    864 ± 271

  2. Black

    302 ± 176

  3. Hispanic

    235 ± 185

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

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

2.53k

2017 Value

± 408

-0.628%

1 Year decline

± 22.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lafayette County, FL declined at a rate of -0.628%, from 2.55k employees to 2.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (349 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (306 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (200 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (349 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (306 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.54 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (6.5 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,750), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($69,808), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($54,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.53k

2017 Value

± 408

-0.628%

1 Year decline

± 22.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lafayette County, FL declined at a rate of -0.628%, from 2.55k employees to 2.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, FL, are Public Administration (412 people), Educational Services (365 people), and Retail Trade (314 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, FL, by number of employees, are Public Administration (412 people), Educational Services (365 people), and Retail Trade (314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.31 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.58 times), and Public Administration (3.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette County, FL, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($55,370), Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,482), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($45,199).

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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

80.3% of the population of Lafayette County, FL has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, FL see 8663 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.95% decrease from the previous year (8835 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8617 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

8,663 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, FL see an average of 8,663 patients per year. This represents a 1.95% decrease from the previous year (8,835 patients).

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

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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

19.7%

Uninsured

36.5%

Employer Coverage

20%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, FL declined by 13.7% from 22.8% to 19.7%.

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

Lafayette County, FL is home to a population of 8.68k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.65% of Lafayette County, FL residents were born outside of the country (404 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lafayette County, FL is composed of 5.93k White Alone residents (68.3%), 1.31k Black or African American Alone residents (15.1%), 1.24k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.3%), 100 Two or More Races residents (1.15%), 90 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.04%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.138%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lafayette County, FL was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lafayette County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lafayette County, FL residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

404 people

4.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

378 people

As of 2017, 4.65% of Lafayette County, FL residents (404 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 Lafayette County, FL was 4.32%, 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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Lafayette County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, FL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.93k ± 339

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.31k ± 330

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.24k ± 289

In 2017, there were 4.53 times more White Alone residents (5.93k people) in Lafayette County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.31k Black or African American Alone and 1.24k 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lafayette 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

    164 ± 79

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    102 ± 73

  3. Korea

    99 ± 73

Lafayette County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, FL was $101,400 in 2017, which is 0.466 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,400 to $101,400, a 9.79% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, FL is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lafayette County, FL have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette 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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$41,512

Median Household Income

± $9,747

2.19k

Number of Households

± 332

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.19k households in Lafayette County, FL grew to $41,512 from the previous year's value of $36,236.

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette 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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Housing

Property Value

$101,400

2017 Median

± $31,087

$112,400

2016 Median

± $14,394

In 2017, the median property value in Lafayette County, FL declined from to $101,400 from the previous year's value of $112,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.2%

2017 Homeownership

82.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.2% of the housing units in Lafayette County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.2%.

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

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, FL have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Lafayette County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    14.7%

  3. Walked

    1.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lafayette County, FL was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.7%) and those who Walked (1.9%).

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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