Lafayette County, FL

County

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Population
8,744
0.691% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
39.1

Poverty Rate
20.1%

Median Household Income
$39,543
4.74% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$105,900
4.44% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,456
3% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Lafayette County, FL had a population of 8.74k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $39,543. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lafayette County, FL grew from 8,684 to 8,744, a 0.691% increase and its median household income declined from $41,512 to $39,543, a -4.74% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.3%), White (Hispanic) (12.7%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%). NaNk% of the people in Lafayette County, FL speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lafayette County, FL is $105,900, and the homeownership rate is 78.9%. Most people in Lafayette County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, FL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 82.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.3%), followed by Other (1.92%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Lafayette County, FL is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Florida
82.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Florida
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Florida was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Florida colored by their party leaning.

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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

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, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 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 Lafayette County, FL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lafayette County, FL is home to a population of 8.74k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.11% of Lafayette County, FL residents were born outside of the country (447 people).

In 2018, there were 4.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.81k people) in Lafayette County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.81k ± 350
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 353
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.11k ± 241
14.4%
Hispanic Population
1.26k people

In 2018, there were 4.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.81k people) in Lafayette County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.4% of the people in Lafayette County, FL are hispanic (1.26k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.11%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
447 people
4.65%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
404 people

As of 2018, 5.11% of Lafayette County, FL residents (447 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette County, FL was 4.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Lafayette County, FL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.7
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lafayette County, FL was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Lafayette County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Lafayette County, FL residents was 39.

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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

96.3%
2018 Citizenship
96.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.3% of Lafayette County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, FL was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    138 ± 71
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 67
  3. Korea
    76 ± 66

Lafayette County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lafayette County, FL is $39,543. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette County, FL was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $42,358, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $32,320 and N/A.

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lafayette County, FL employs 2.46k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, FL are Public Administration (440 people), Educational Services (341 people), and Retail Trade (315 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,029), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($57,772), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($48,878).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,543
2018 value
± $12,393
-4.74%
1 Year Growth
± 41.1%

Households in Lafayette County, FL have a median annual income of $39,543, 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 $41,512 in 2017, which represents a -4.74% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Lafayette County, FL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $842
$44,078
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $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 in Florida
  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 in Florida.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette County, FL is from Florida.
0.473
2017 Wage GINI in Florida
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Florida

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 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 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette County, FL was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $42,358, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $32,320 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

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, FL (1.44k out of 7.18k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    900 ± 277
  2. Black
    401 ± 219
  3. Hispanic
    186 ± 192

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

2.46k
2018 Value
± 421
-3%
1 Year decline
± 24.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lafayette County, FL declined at a rate of -3%, from 2.53k employees to 2.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (401 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (297 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (218 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 (401 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (297 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (218 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.57 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.32 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, FL, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($118,750), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($72,568), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.46k
2018 Value
± 421
-3%
1 Year decline
± 24.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lafayette County, FL declined at a rate of -3%, from 2.53k employees to 2.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, FL, are Public Administration (440 people), Educational Services (341 people), and Retail Trade (315 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 (440 people), Educational Services (341 people), and Retail Trade (315 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.56 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.12 times), and Public Administration (3.86 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette County, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,029), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($57,772), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($48,878).

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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 in Florida
$714B
Projected 2045 Value in Florida
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, FL was $105,900 in 2018, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $101,400 to $105,900, a 4.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, FL is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lafayette County, FL have an average commute time of 28.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$105,900
2018 Median
± $15,015
$101,400
2017 Median
± $31,087

In 2018, the median property value in Lafayette County, FL grew to to $105,900 from the previous year's value of $101,400.

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 N/A range.

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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.
$39,543
Median Household Income
± $12,393
2.1k
Number of Households
± 333

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.1k households in Lafayette County, FL declined from $39,543 from the previous year's value of $41,512.

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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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

78.9%
2018 Homeownership
81.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.9% of the housing units in Lafayette County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, FL have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% 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
    82.9%
  2. Carpooled
    14.2%
  3. Walked
    1.42%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lafayette County, FL was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.2%) and those who Walked (1.42%).

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 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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Health

82.4% of the population of Lafayette County, FL has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 9.54% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida 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 in Lafayette County, FL

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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 in Florida
$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

17.6%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
9.54%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, FL declined by 10.7% from 19.7% to 17.6%.

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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