Baker County, FL

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2022 Population
27,969
0.121% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
1.89% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
17.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,872
6.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$198,900
15.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Baker County, FL had a population of 28k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $67,872. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baker County, FL declined from 28,003 to 27,969, a −0.121% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,860 to $67,872, a 6.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baker County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.33%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.71%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.697%).

None of the households in Baker 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.

99% of the residents in Baker County, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Baker County, FL was $198,900, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%.

Most people in Baker County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Baker County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Baker County, FL is home to a population of 28k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.79% of Baker County, FL residents were born outside of the country (501 people).

In 2022, there were 6.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.8k people) in Baker County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Baker County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baker County, FL was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baker County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.8k ± 354
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.22k ± 305
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 463
3.16%
Hispanic Population
883 people

In 2022, there were 6.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.8k people) in Baker County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.16% of the people in Baker County, FL are hispanic (883 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
501 people
1.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
430 people

As of 2022, 1.79% of Baker County, FL residents (501 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baker County, FL was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    520 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    470 ± 184
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    384 ± 203

Baker County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baker County, FL employs 11.5k people. The largest industries in Baker County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,703 people), Retail Trade (1,380 people), and Construction (1,163 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($51,500), Finance & Insurance ($48,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,291).

Occupations

11.5k
2022 Value
± 1,075
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baker County, FL grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 11.3k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baker County, FL, are Management Occupations (1,284 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,043 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baker County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.5k
2022 Value
± 1,075
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baker County, FL grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 11.3k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baker County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,703 people), Retail Trade (1,380 people), and Construction (1,163 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baker County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Baker County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,203
Median earning men ± $2,548
$35,759
Median earning women ± $2,385

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($100,282), Wholesale Trade ($99,527), and Manufacturing ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($66,731), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,719), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,763).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 107
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 94
    Retail Trade
  3. 76
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baker County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 84.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.661%).

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 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baker County, FL was $198,900 in 2022, which is 0.706 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,300 to $198,900, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Baker County, FL is 79.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baker County, FL have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baker County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baker County, FL is $67,872. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baker County, FL was Census Tract 402.02 with a value of $80,736, followed by Census Tract 401.02 and Census Tract 401.01, with respective values of $70,631 and $69,207.

Property

$198,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,452
$7,186
Median Property Taxes
±$770

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baker County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.8% of the housing units in Baker County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 402.02
  2. Census Tract 401.02
  3. Census Tract 401.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baker County, FL was Census Tract 402.02 with a value of $80,736, followed by Census Tract 401.02 and Census Tract 401.01, with respective values of $70,631 and $69,207.

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

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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.
$67,872
Median Household Income
± $8,294
9k
Number of Households
± 896

In 2022, the median household income of the 9k households in Baker County, FL grew to $67,872 from the previous year's value of $63,860.

The following chart displays the households in Baker County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baker County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.13%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Baker County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (7.13%).

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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Commute Time

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baker County, FL have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Baker County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baker County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baker County, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baker County, FL (3.4k out of 24.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baker County, FL is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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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Health

88.7% of the population of Baker County, FL has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 3.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baker County, FL see 3651 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.02% increase from the previous year (3544 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 870 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,651 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baker County, FL

Primary care physicians in Baker County, FL see an average of 3,651 patients per year. This represents a 3.02% increase from the previous year (3,544 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baker County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
3.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baker County, FL grew by 1.59% from 11.1% to 11.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.4 in Baker County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.6% in Baker County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Baker County, FL.

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