Nassau County, FL

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Population

78,435

1.62% growth

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$64,294

8.61% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

34,780

5.09% growth

Median Property Value

$203,500

5.66% growth

About

In 2017, Nassau County, FL had a population of 78.4k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $64,294. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nassau County, FL grew from 77,187 to 78,435, a 1.62% increase and its median household income grew from $59,196 to $64,294, a 8.61% increase.

The population of Nassau County, FL is 87.5% White Alone, 6.14% Black or African American Alone, and 3.8% Hispanic or Latino. 3.41% of the people in Nassau County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Nassau County, FL is $203,500, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Nassau County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Nassau County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Nassau County, FL employs 34.8k people. The largest industries in Nassau County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,420 people), Retail Trade (3,899 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,423 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,321), Information ($81,739), and Manufacturing ($59,205).

Median household income in Nassau County, FL is $64,294. Males in Nassau 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 Nassau County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,294

2017 value

± $2,019

8.61%

1 Year Growth

± 6.08%

Households in Nassau County, FL have a median annual income of $64,294, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,196 in 2016, which represents a 8.61% 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 Nassau County, FL 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 Nassau 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nassau 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 502.01

  2. Census Tract 503.01

  3. Census Tract 502.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nassau County, FL was Census Tract 502.01 with a value of $136,250, followed by Census Tract 503.01 and Census Tract 502.02, with respective values of $66,227 and $65,152.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nassau County, FL (8.87k out of 77.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 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. White

    7,440 ± 698

  2. Black

    1,007 ± 250

  3. Hispanic

    717 ± 284

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

34.8k

2017 Value

± 1,481

5.09%

1 Year growth

± 5.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nassau County, FL grew at a rate of 5.09%, from 33.1k employees to 34.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nassau County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,830 people), Management Occupations (3,809 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,302 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nassau County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nassau County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,830 people), Management Occupations (3,809 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,302 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nassau County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.64 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nassau County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,314), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,408), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,983).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.8k

2017 Value

± 1,481

5.09%

1 Year growth

± 5.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nassau County, FL grew at a rate of 5.09%, from 33.1k employees to 34.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nassau County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,420 people), Retail Trade (3,899 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,423 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nassau County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Nassau 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 Nassau County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,420 people), Retail Trade (3,899 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,423 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nassau County, FL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.08 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.59 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nassau County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,321), Information ($81,739), and Manufacturing ($59,205).

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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

87.6% of the population of Nassau County, FL has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 3.88% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, FL see 2179 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.98% decrease from the previous year (2394 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3359 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 983 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

2179 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, FL see an average of 2179 patients per year. This represents a 8.98% decrease from the previous year (2394 patients).

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

12.4%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

3.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nassau County, FL declined by 7.15% from 13.3% to 12.4%.

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

Nassau County, FL is home to a population of 78.4k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.5% of Nassau County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Nassau County, FL is composed of 68.6k White Alone residents (87.5%), 4.82k Black or African American Alone residents (6.14%), 2.98k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.8%), 902 Two or More Races residents (1.15%), 716 Asian Alone residents (0.913%), 310 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.395%), 75 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0956%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00637%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nassau County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,497 speakers), Tagalog (164 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (155 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nassau County, FL was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Nassau County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nassau County, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.5% of Nassau 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 Nassau County, FL was 3.26%, 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 Nassau County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Nassau County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Nassau County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nassau 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

    68.6k ± 79

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.82k ± 175

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.98k ± 471

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (68.6k people) in Nassau County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.82k Black or African American Alone and 2.98k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,497 speakers (2.08%)

  2. Tagalog

    164 speakers (0.228%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    155 speakers (0.215%)

3.41% of Nassau 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 Nassau County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.08% of the overall population of Nassau County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.228% speak Tagalog and 0.215% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,093 ± 367

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,535 ± 346

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,025 ± 242

Nassau County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nassau County, FL was $203,500 in 2017, which is 0.935 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $192,600 to $203,500, a 5.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Nassau County, FL is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nassau County, FL have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nassau 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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$64,294

Median Household Income

± $2,019

30.5k

Number of Households

± 1,285

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Nassau County, FL grew to $64,294 from the previous year's value of $59,196.

The following chart displays the households in Nassau 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

$203,500

2017 Median

± $7,382

$192,600

2016 Median

± $6,090

In 2017, the median property value in Nassau County, FL grew to to $203,500 from the previous year's value of $192,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nassau 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 Nassau County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nassau County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nassau County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

76.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Nassau County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nassau County, FL have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Nassau County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.66%

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

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