Bradford County’s roads are home to an estimated 24,018 personal and commercial automobiles. This figure constitutes 0.13% of all the vehicles registered in the entire state of Florida.
Almost 86% of Bradford County’s drivers travel to and from work by themselves, and more than half (51.8%) of those travels take more than half an hour to complete.
Approximately 1 in 5 drivers in Florida are uninsured, which means nearly 5,000 automobiles in Bradford County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Hit-and-runs in Bradford County occur statistically in every 6th crass.
The chances of motor vehicle fatalities in Bradford County happen at a rate of 29.42 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: over seven fatal crashes per year.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 240 crashes in Bradford County: 6 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 deaths. Statistically, nearly 23% of all driving fatalities in Bradford County involve alcohol.
To learn more about your auto insurance and to find affordable car insurance and to find affordable car insurance in Bradford County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Similar to the majority of Florida, where homes are occupied by the owner (65%), Bradford County’s roughly 11,151 housing units are mostly made up of homeowner-occupied homes (69%) against rental units (31%). Among Bradford County’s neighbors, the highest homeowner-occupied rate is seen in Baker County with 75%, while Alachua County is almost split evenly with 55% homeowners and 45% renters — meaning every other housing unit is a rental.
Almost 14% of Bradford County’s housing units experience housing problems like plumbing issues, overcrowding, or issues with the kitchen. It is estimated that in 25% of homes, residents allocate more than half of their salary to housing alone.
Approximately 16% of adult residents in Bradford County do not have proper health insurance coverage, which is lower than the state average of 19%. Among Bradford County’s neighbors, Putnam County has the highest uninsured adult rate, at roughly 22%, followed by Duval County, with almost 17%. Meanwhile, Alachua County reports the lowest uninsured adult rate at over 13%. In the entire state of Florida, Hendry County has the highest uninsured adult rate of 35%, while St. Johns County has the lowest rate of residents without proper health insurance coverage, at under 13%.
Almost 25% of adults ( or over 7,000 residents) in Bradford County experience health problems.
Furthermore, around 35% of the Bradford County residents fail to participate in any physical exercise activities, contributing to approximately 37% of its residents being obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is 10 percentage points higher than the Florida average (27%). Compared to Bradford County’s neighbors, Putnam County has the highest obesity rate at almost 39%, with Alachua County reporting the lowest rate, at 27%
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Bradford County that provided inexpensive and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
In Bradford County, the average expected life span of the residents is roughly 75 years, which is five years shorter than the Florida average (80 years). Among Bradford County’s neighbors, the longest life expectancy is seen in Alachua County, at around 79 years, while the shortest is observed in Union County, at just over 68 years, which is also the shortest state-wide. Collier County has the longest life span in the entire state of Florida, with over 86 years.
More than 5,000 seniors (65 and older) resided in Bradford County in 2022.
The funeral expenses in and around Bradford County vary drastically. The average funeral cost in Bradford County is around $4,800, which is also the lowest among its neighboring counties. Compared to its peer counties, Clay County posts the highest funeral expenses, at an average of $7,000, followed by Alachua County with $5,700. The average funeral cost in the entire state of Florida is $5,900.
Statewide, Collier County tends to have the most expensive funerals, while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest in Florida, both closer to $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the approximately 536 business establishments in Bradford County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for almost 68% of all employment in the county in 2020, were: