Okaloosa County, FL

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2020 Population
207,430
1.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.9
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
1.54% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$64,373
1.52% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$234,600
7.07% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
91,880
3.11% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Okaloosa County, FL had a population of 207k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $64,373. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Okaloosa County, FL grew from 203,794 to 207,430, a 1.78% increase and its median household income grew from $63,412 to $64,373, a 1.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Okaloosa County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.49%), White (Hispanic) (4.09%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.16%).

None of the households in Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Okaloosa County, FL are Northwest Florida State College (1,408 degrees awarded in 2020) and Okaloosa Technical College (243 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Okaloosa County, FL was $234,600, and the homeownership rate was 66%.

Most people in Okaloosa County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Okaloosa County, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Okaloosa County, FL is home to a population of 207k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.44% of Okaloosa County, FL residents were born outside of the country (15.4k people).

In 2020, there were 7.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (151k people) in Okaloosa County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Okaloosa County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    151k ± 532
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.6k ± 641
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.31k ± 887
9.53%
Hispanic Population
19.8k people

In 2020, there were 7.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (151k people) in Okaloosa County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.53% of the people in Okaloosa County, FL are hispanic (19.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Okaloosa 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

7.44%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
15.4k people
6.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
13.9k people

As of 2020, 7.44% of Okaloosa County, FL residents (15.4k 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 Okaloosa County, FL was 6.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,445 ± 1,103
  2. Vietnam
    7,169 ± 564
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,665 ± 714

Okaloosa County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Okaloosa County, FL employs 91.9k people. The largest industries in Okaloosa County, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (11,539 people), Retail Trade (10,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,129), Public Administration ($55,103), and Utilities ($54,276).

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

91.9k
2020 Value
± 2,649
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Okaloosa County, FL grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 89.1k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Okaloosa County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (10,391 people), Management Occupations (10,374 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,344 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Okaloosa County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.9k
2020 Value
± 2,649
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Okaloosa County, FL grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 89.1k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Okaloosa County, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (11,539 people), Retail Trade (10,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,183 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Okaloosa County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Okaloosa 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

$39,998
Median earning men ± $1,837
$28,469
Median earning women ± $1,120

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($67,404), Manufacturing ($58,720), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,619).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,273), Public Administration ($37,067), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,147).

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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. 2,210
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,378
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,336
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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. $1.09M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $658k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $503k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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 Okaloosa County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.62%).

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 Okaloosa County, FL awarded 1,651 degrees. The student population of Okaloosa County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,089 male students and 3,373 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Okaloosa County, FL are White (1,094 and 66.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (144 and 8.79%), Unknown (127 and 7.75%), and Black or African American (125 and 7.63%).

The largest universities in Okaloosa County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Florida State College (1,408 and 85.3%) and Okaloosa Technical College (243 and 14.7%).

The most popular majors in Okaloosa County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (815 and 49.4%), Registered Nursing (100 and 6.06%), and Corrections (42 and 2.54%).

The median tuition cost in Okaloosa County, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,496 for in-state students and $9,552 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 5,462 students enrolled in Okaloosa County, FL, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,416 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degree-majors awarded
  2. 815 degree-majors awarded
  3. 55 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Okaloosa County, FL was Radiation Therapist with 17 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,408 degrees awarded
  2. 243 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Florida State College with 1,408 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 701 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Okaloosa County, FL, which is 0.738 times less than the 950 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 1,094 degrees mean that there were 7.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 144 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,496) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($637) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,440) 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 Okaloosa County, FL was $234,600 in 2020, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $219,100 to $234,600, a 7.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Okaloosa County, FL is 66%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Okaloosa County, FL have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Okaloosa County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Okaloosa County, FL is $64,373. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Okaloosa County, FL was Census Tract 233.03 with a value of $117,083, followed by Census Tract 209 and Census Tract 210.01, with respective values of $102,390 and $98,281.

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Okaloosa County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.15%.

Property

$234,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,658
$52,273
Median Property Taxes
±$1,813

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 Okaloosa County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

66%
Homeownership
2020
70.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66% of the housing units in Okaloosa County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 233.03
  2. Census Tract 209
  3. Census Tract 210.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Okaloosa County, FL was Census Tract 233.03 with a value of $117,083, followed by Census Tract 209 and Census Tract 210.01, with respective values of $102,390 and $98,281.

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

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Household Income

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$64,373
Median Household Income
± $2,235
79.2k
Number of Households
± 2,272

In 2020, the median household income of the 79.2k households in Okaloosa County, FL grew to $64,373 from the previous year's value of $63,412.

The following chart displays the households in Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.59%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.07%)

In 2018, 83.1% of workers in Okaloosa County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.59%) and those who worked at home (4.07%).

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

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Okaloosa County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Okaloosa County, FL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Okaloosa County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.15%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Okaloosa County, FL (21.6k out of 201k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Okaloosa County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 16.4% of the children was living in poverty in Okaloosa County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 395 in Okaloosa County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 31.5 per 100,000 population.

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88.2% of the population of Okaloosa County, FL has health coverage, with 27.4% on employee plans, 10% on Medicaid, 8.37% on Medicare, 25.2% on non-group plans, and 17.2% 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 Okaloosa County, FL see 1312 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.04% increase from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1225 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 609 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,312 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Okaloosa County, FL

Primary care physicians in Okaloosa County, FL see an average of 1,312 patients per year. This represents a 4.04% increase from the previous year (1,261 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

11.8%
Uninsured
27.4%
Employer Coverage
10%
Medicaid
8.37%
Medicare
25.2%
Non-Group
17.2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Okaloosa County, FL grew by 0.994% from 11.7% to 11.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.6 in Okaloosa 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 27.3% in Okaloosa County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Okaloosa County, FL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Okaloosa County, FL.

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