Lafayette County, FL

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2020 Population
8,576
0.706% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.6
3.49% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.9%
39.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$51,734
3.13% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$100,600
3.92% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
2,756
11.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lafayette County, FL had a population of 8.58k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $51,734. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lafayette County, FL declined from 8,637 to 8,576, a −0.706% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,165 to $51,734, a 3.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.7%), White (Hispanic) (14.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.39%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%).

None of the households in Lafayette County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Lafayette County, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette County, FL was $100,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%. Most people in Lafayette County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lafayette County, FL is home to a population of 8.58k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.65% of Lafayette County, FL residents were born outside of the country (570 people).

In 2020, there were 4.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.65k people) in Lafayette County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.25k 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)
    5.65k ± 362
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 378
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.25k ± 175
16.2%
Hispanic Population
1.39k people

In 2020, there were 4.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.65k people) in Lafayette County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.25k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.2% of the people in Lafayette County, FL are hispanic (1.39k 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

6.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
570 people
7.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
608 people

As of 2020, 6.65% of Lafayette County, FL residents (570 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette County, FL was 7.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Lafayette County, FL was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Lafayette County, FL are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Lafayette County, FL residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Citizenship

96.1%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.1% of Lafayette County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, FL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    117 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    116 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    74 ± 61

Lafayette County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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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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Economy

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lafayette County, FL employs 2.76k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (388 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (352 people), and Public Administration (336 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($64,598), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,769), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($48,462).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,734
2020 value
± $6,662
3.13%
1 Year Growth
± 21.8%

Households in Lafayette County, FL have a median annual income of $51,734, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,165 in 2019, which represents a 3.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,321
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $888
$48,168
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $615

In 2020, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $60,417 ± $3,531
  2. White
    $53,356 ± $619
  3. Two or More Races
    $44,585 ± $1,774

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Florida.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette County, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Census Tract 9601
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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 Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, FL (1.27k out of 7.09k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    1,008 ± 317
  2. Black
    239 ± 199
  3. Hispanic
    67 ± 112

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

2.76k
2020 Value
± 587
11.1%
1 Year growth
± 25.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette County, FL grew at a rate of 11.1%, from 2.48k employees to 2.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (299 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (264 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (253 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 (299 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (264 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (253 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 (12.5 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (9.91 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (4.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, FL, by median earnings, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($76,628), Production Occupations ($62,679), and Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($56,010).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.76k
2020 Value
± 587
11.1%
1 Year growth
± 25.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette County, FL grew at a rate of 11.1%, from 2.48k employees to 2.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (388 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (352 people), and Public Administration (336 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (388 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (352 people), and Public Administration (336 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.4 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.61 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette County, FL, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($64,598), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,769), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($48,462).

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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. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

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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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

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. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lafayette County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 85.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.383%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, FL with 89.1% 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.

Florida 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 Lafayette County, FL
85.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Florida
  1. 89.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Florida was Holmes County, FL with 89.1% 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
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

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, excluding special elections, 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 Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, FL was $100,600 in 2020, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $104,700 to $100,600, a 3.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, FL is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Lafayette County, FL have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$100,600
2020 Median
± $22,661
$104,700
2019 Median
± $21,016

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette County, FL declined from to $100,600 from the previous year's value of $104,700.

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 $125k - $150k 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.
$51,734
Median Household Income
± $6,662
2.32k
Number of Households
± 449

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.32k households in Lafayette County, FL grew to $51,734 from the previous year's value of $50,165.

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

77.8%
2020 Homeownership
84.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77.8% of the housing units in Lafayette County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lafayette County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.27% of the workforce in Lafayette County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (90.1%)
  2. Carpooled (5.29%)
  3. Other (1.95%)

In 2020, 90.1% of workers in Lafayette County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.29%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (1.95%).

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 false.

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Health

86.4% of the population of Lafayette County, FL has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.46% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

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

13.6%
Uninsured
36%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
2.46%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, FL declined by 18.2% from 16.6% to 13.6%.

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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.5% prevalence
  3. 17.8% prevalence

Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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