Approximately 11,176 private and commercial vehicles call the roads of Calhoun County their home. This number accounts for roughly 0.06% of all vehicles registered in the entire state of Florida.
Over 77% of adult drivers in Calhoun County commute to work by themselves, and almost half of those commutes last for more than half an hour.
With an estimated 20% of Florida drivers uninsured, about 2,000 vehicles in Calhoun County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Every 12th crash in Calhoun County is a statistically a hit and run.
Motor vehicle fatalities in Calhoun County statistically occur at a rate of 20.74 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: approximately 2 fatal crashes per year.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported over 195 crashes in Calhoun County: 8 fatal crashes, with a resultant 9 deaths (including 1 motorcyclist). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Calhoun County in an estimated 25% of all driving fatalities.
To discuss your auto insurance needs in Calhoun County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Like the majority of Florida, where the homes are mostly (65%) owner-occupied, Calhoun County’s estimated 5,935 housing unit market is split between Homeowner-occupied and Renters (81% to 19%). In the region, Calhoun County leads the group, and with more than 75% of its residential real estate occupied by owners, Liberty County comes second. Bay County rents out almost 35%, while Jackson County is split 70% owner-occupied / 30% for rental units.
Nearly 13% of housing units in Calhoun County experience housing problems, overcrowding, poor plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In 1 out of 4 homes, residents spend more than half of their income on housing.
In Calhoun County, over 18% of adult residents lack proper health insurance coverage, which is lower than the state average (≈19%), but not the highest among the peer neighboring counties. From lowest to highest: Gulf County (over 15%), Liberty County (over 16%), and Gadsden County, with the highest uninsured rate of over 19%. The highest uninsured adult rate in the state of Florida is in Hendry County, with 35% of residents uninsured, while the lowest rate is observed in St. Johns County at under 13% of the adult residents. In 2021, the average adult uninsured rate in Florida was around 19.2%.
More than 25% (or over 3,500 residents) in Calhoun County report problems with health.
Nearly 41% of the Calhoun County population do not participate in physical exercise activities.
Close to 37% of the Calhoun County residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is higher than the Florida average of over 27%. Among the neighboring counties, all areas are also below the state average: Bay County reports the lowest – at around 30% of the residents, while almost 44% of adults from Gadsden County may be considered obese.
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Calhoun County, offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Average life expectancy for the residents of Calhoun County is between 75 and 76 years old, which is lower than the state average in Florida (80). Among the neighboring counties, Bay County, Gadsden County, and Liberty County show longer life spans. At over 76 years old, it adds 1 year more on top of Calhoun County though it is below the state average. Gulf County residents average at over 75 years old and Jackson County is at 74 years old. While Collier County has the highest average life expectancy, the lowest life span in Florida is seen in Union County, at under 69 years old.
In 2022 there were approximately 2,600 seniors (65 and older) residing in Calhoun County.
Funeral expenses in and around Calhoun County vary drastically. The average price of a funeral in Calhoun County is around $7,700, which is above the Florida state average (of $5,900) and the 2nd highest cost in the surrounding area. Among the neighbors of Calhoun County, Liberty County has the highest funeral cost of $9,400. Gadsden County, Jackson County, and Bay County have almost the same average funeral cost of $5,200, while Gulf County is at $6,800.
Across Florida, Collier County has the highest funeral cost average in the entire state, while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest, both at $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the over 250 business establishments in Calhoun County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for over 73% of all employment in the county in 2020 were: