Bay County, FL

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2020 Population
180,076
1.14% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.6
2.01% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13%
10.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,483
3.99% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$195,000
9.3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
82,380
0.468% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Bay County, FL had a population of 180k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $56,483. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bay County, FL declined from 182,161 to 180,076, a −1.14% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,316 to $56,483, a 3.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bay County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%).

None of the households in Bay 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.

96.6% of the residents in Bay County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bay County, FL are Gulf Coast State College (1,084 degrees awarded in 2020) and Tom P Haney Technical Center (222 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Bay County, FL was $195,000, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in Bay County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bay County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bay County, FL is home to a population of 180k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.7% of Bay County, FL residents were born outside of the country (12.1k people).

In 2020, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Bay County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.31k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Bay County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bay County, FL was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bay County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    137k ± 631
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 711
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.31k ± 599
6.63%
Hispanic Population
11.9k people

In 2020, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Bay County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.31k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.63% of the people in Bay County, FL are hispanic (11.9k people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

6.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people
6.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.3k people

As of 2020, 6.7% of Bay County, FL residents (12.1k 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 Bay County, FL was 6.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,438 ± 702
  2. Vietnam
    5,843 ± 461
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,837 ± 518

Bay County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bay County, FL employs 82.4k people. The largest industries in Bay County, FL are Retail Trade (10,982 people), Accommodation & Food Services (9,793 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,051), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,125), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,742).

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.

Occupations

82.4k
2020 Value
± 2,514
−0.468%
1 Year decline
± 4.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bay County, FL declined at a rate of −0.468%, from 82.8k employees to 82.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bay County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,814 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,227 people), and Management Occupations (8,018 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bay County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.4k
2020 Value
± 2,514
−0.468%
1 Year decline
± 4.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bay County, FL declined at a rate of −0.468%, from 82.8k employees to 82.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bay County, FL, are Retail Trade (10,982 people), Accommodation & Food Services (9,793 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bay County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Bay 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

$38,589
Median earning men ± $1,698
$28,601
Median earning women ± $1,270

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($68,477), Manufacturing ($50,841), and Information ($47,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,953), Information ($40,000), and Manufacturing ($37,884).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,921
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,119
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,114
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.17M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $876k
    Manufacturing
  3. $394k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bay County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Bay County, FL awarded 1,306 degrees. The student population of Bay County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,729 male students and 2,964 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bay County, FL are White (939 and 72.5%), followed by Black or African American (148 and 11.4%), Hispanic or Latino (86 and 6.64%), and Two or More Races (49 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Bay County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Gulf Coast State College (1,084 and 83%) and Tom P Haney Technical Center (222 and 17%).

The most popular majors in Bay County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (479 and 36.7%), Registered Nursing (158 and 12.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (50 and 3.83%).

The median tuition cost in Bay County, FL for a public four year colleges is $1,750 for in-state students and $7,064 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 4,693 students enrolled in Bay County, FL, 36.8% men and 63.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,203 records, of which 62.8% were women and 37.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 479 degree-majors awarded
  2. 118 degree-majors awarded
  3. 17 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bay County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 479 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bay County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,084 degrees awarded
  2. 222 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gulf Coast State College with 1,084 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 526 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bay County, FL, which is 0.674 times less than the 780 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 939 degrees mean that there were 6.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 148 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($620) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,056) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bay County, FL was $195,000 in 2020, which is 0.849 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $178,400 to $195,000, a 9.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bay County, FL is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bay County, FL have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bay County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bay County, FL is $56,483. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bay County, FL was Census Tract 26.08 with a value of $94,111, followed by Census Tract 25 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $88,176 and $83,516.

In 2021, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bay County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.313%.

Property

$195,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,873
$49,474
Median Property Taxes
±$1,796

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 Bay County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bay County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2020
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.3% of the housing units in Bay County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Bay County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 26.08
  2. Census Tract 25
  3. Census Tract 14.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bay County, FL was Census Tract 26.08 with a value of $94,111, followed by Census Tract 25 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $88,176 and $83,516.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bay 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.
$56,483
Median Household Income
± $1,516
73.5k
Number of Households
± 2,215

In 2020, the median household income of the 73.5k households in Bay County, FL grew to $56,483 from the previous year's value of $54,316.

The following chart displays the households in Bay 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bay 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.06%)

In 2020, 80.7% of workers in Bay County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (5.06%).

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

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bay County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Bay 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 Bay County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bay County, FL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bay County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.313%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bay County, FL (23.1k out of 178k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bay 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.2% of the children was living in poverty in Bay County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 497 in Bay County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 52.5 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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86.4% of the population of Bay County, FL has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 20.5% on non-group plans, and 7.78% 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 Bay County, FL see 1782 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.94% decrease from the previous year (1836 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 373 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,782 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bay County, FL

Primary care physicians in Bay County, FL see an average of 1,782 patients per year. This represents a 2.94% decrease from the previous year (1,836 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
32.6%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
20.5%
Non-Group
7.78%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bay County, FL grew by 3.41% from 13.1% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bay County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 67.8 in Bay County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 30% in Bay County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Bay County, FL.

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